Thirty-two total hits propelled the Dixie State University baseball team to two wins against Cal State University of San Bernardino Saturday.
Having won the first game of the series the night before, DSU faced a double-header, hoping to start the season 3-0.
The Coyotes jumped out to the early lead as they scored a run in the first inning. DSU quickly retaliated as is scored a run in both the second and the third.
Redshirt senior infielder Tanner Morache extended the Storm lead in the fourth with a single to left field, which scored two runs. Morache finished going 3-5 with three RBIs.
The Storm would add four more runs in the fifth behind a mammoth homerun by redshirt senior first baseman Sam Hall, which gave DSU a 6-2 advantage. Hall went 4-4 in the game with a walk and two RBIs.
The Storm would add two more runs in that inning to help them secure the victory 8-2. Sophomore pitcher Aaron Pope earned the victory; his first of the young season.
Game two of the double-header saw DSU record 17 hits on its way to scoring 14 runs. The five to eight hitters in the Storm lineup were responsible for eight of those hits and eight RBIs.
Redshirt junior outfielder Trey Kamachi left the yard in the fifth to bring home three runs on the way to finishing the game going 3-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored.
Redshirt junior outfielder Ryan Rodriguez also recorded three hits in three at-bats while also scoring four runs for the Storm.
“Our plan is to have all 9 guys contribute,” said Head coach Chris Pfatenhauer. “The right guys got going at the same time today. When we get clicking, everyone can contribute like they did today.”
The Storm will look to sweep the series tomorrow against the Coyotes. First pitch is set for noon.