By Tim Peterson
(Glendora)- Adrian Tovalin belted three home runs and had nine RBI to lead Azusa Pacific to a 16-3 rout of Fresno Pacific Friday night in the second game of a doubleheader.
Pablo O’Connor hit two home runs as well giving the Cougars five for the game. O’Connor drove in five runs. Dillon Miyashiro got the victory throwing a complete game and allowing just three runs. He scattered seven hits, walked one and struck out four.
Tovalin got the Cougars started in the first inning by hammering a grand slam home run. Josh Acosta started the game for Fresno Pacific but left with an injury after walking lead off hitter Mychael Goudreau. Carson Schellenberg came on and walked O’Connor and Justin Gomez. Tovalin then set the tone for the evening as he delivered the bomb to right center for a 4-0 lead.
The Cougars added another run in the first when Michael Staudinger doubled and scored on a ground ball by Nick Estrella.
Fresno Pacific scored twice in the in the second inning on key doubles by Robert Steves and McKay France. But Tovalin did more damage in the bottom of the second with a three run shot to plate Goudreau and O’Connor who had both walked.
Azusa Pacific blew it wide open in the fifth when Cam Bennett singled, Goudreau drew another walk and O’Connor powered a three-run home run to right field. Brian Magana doubled and Tovalin launched his third of the game-a two run blast to left field. Just like that it was 13-3.
O’Connor’s two- run dinger in the sixth made it 16-3.
The Cougars had 15 hits overall led by Tovalin who had four and O’Connor who had three. Lead off hitter Goudreau reached base four times, scored four runs and had two hits.
Fresno Pacific used four pitchers but were unable to stop the Cougars onslaught.
APU had a 13 game winning streak snapped in the first game in a 9-8 loss. The Cougars are 14-2 overall.