Kuhaulua pitches a shutout in Menlo College's DH sweep


Ashkhon Kuhaulua pitched a five-hitter, Drake Richie and Chris Berry each drove in two runs and the Menlo College baseball team beat visiting Oregon Tech, 5-0, in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader Friday.

Sam Morgan hit a two-run homer in the sixth to snap a tie and lead the Oaks to a 6-4 victory in the second game.

Ashkhon Kuhaulua
Menlo (5-3) and the Owls (1-4) play another doubleheader Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Kuhaulua (1-0), who struck out 10, has yet to allow a run in his 20 innings of work this season.

In the first game, Richie singled home a pair of runs in the third and Berry added a two-run double in the sixth and later scored on a wild pitch. Lucas Erceg added a pair of hits.

In the nightcap, Oregon Tech scored three times in the top of the sixth to tie the score, setting the stage for Morgan.

Skylar Fuss (1-1) pitched the first six innings to gain the victory. Cruz Daddario tossed three scoreless innings for the save.


Menlo College earned a pair of wins by pin, two major decisions, and three forfeits in a 40-9 dual victory over visiting Simpson University on Friday.

Troy Lakin set the tone with a pin of Mason Sauseda 1:27 into the match to give Menlo an early 6-0 advantage.

Simpson's Vincente Hernandez downed Joel Palabrica by way of tech fall in the next match to make it 6-5 but Steele Escobedo got Menlo the momentum back with an 11-5 win over Richard Morris to make it 9-5.

Joseph Jauregui pinned Ben Gacayan in 2:39 to make it 21-9 and Justin Lozano earned a 7-5 decision win over Matt Tsarna.

Menlo wrestles its final home dual of the season next Thursday as they play host to San Francisco State at 6 p.m. Senior day festivities will take place prior to the match.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics


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