Van Doornum Delivers Key Hit in UH Win

April 19, 2011, 3:20 PM HST · Updated April 19, 3:20 PM
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By Fred Guzman

Hawaii bounced back after having its baseball win streak snapped at eight on Sunday by closing out a four-game conference series with a 5-2 win over Louisiana Tech last night at Les Murakami Stadium.

Jeff Van Doornum delivered a tie-breaking, two-run double in the seventh inning as Hawaii improved to 21-15 overall and 7-1 in the WAC, where the Bows own a 1.5-game lead over Fresno State.

His key hit came after the Bulldogs intentionally walked UH star Kolten Wong. Bad move.

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Reliever Blair Walters was credited with the victory, upping his season mark to 4-1.

Hawaii’s seven-week, 27-game home stand finally comes to an end this week, with non-conference dates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday against Valparaiso.

Twelve of Hawaii’s remaining 16 regular-season games after that are on the road, starting with a critical WAC series at Fresno State that starts on April 28.

BIG LEAGUES: Shane Victorino went 1-for-6 and drove in a run for Philadelphia in a 6-3, 12-inning home loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Victorino is batting .311 with nine RBI and his team remains first in the National League East with a 10-5 mark.

Reliever Kanekoa Texeira was not called upon by Kansas City in yesterday’s 7-3, 10-inning loss to Cleveland in battle between a pair of long-suffering teams off to good starts this season.

The Oakland Athletics and Kurt Suzuki were off yesterday.

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