PHOENIX - The Benedictine University at Mesa baseball team struck it big in the first inning against Arizona Christian on Tuesday in their final non-conference game of the season, and then got some lockdown pitching after to win, 10-1, in Phoenix.
The Redhawks scored seven runs in the first frame before the Firestorm could record an out, with the big hit being a two-run double by Travis Hunt that made the lead 7-0.
After that, the pitching staff took care of the rest. Andrew Schaner, Trent Gregory, Garrett Gahan and Aaron Hernandez allowed just six hits and one run between them, getting 16 groundouts on the day. Gregory earned the win, going three innings in the middle part of the game, allowing just two hits and a run on his afternoon.
Hunt would drive in two more runs - one in the fifth and one in the seventh - to help provide the final tally for BenU at Mesa.
Hunt had three hits with two doubles and four RBIs to lead the way for the Redhawks. David Ortiz had three hits as well, while Josue Ruiz, Isaac Parra, Christian Camacho and Marshall Forest all had two hits on the afternoon.
BenU at Mesa returns to California Pacific Conference play this weekend, taking on Providence Christian in California.