SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior Jack Arroyo and sophomore Brian Blauser each finished with two home runs and four RBI to lead the Sacramento State baseball team to an 8-6 win over San Francisco, Tuesday afternoon at Hornet Field. With the win, the Hornets swept the season series with the Dons (3-0).
Sacramento State improved to 25-30 on the year while San Francisco fell to 22-27.
The Dons jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning when Armand Genung hit a two-run home run to left-center field.
The Hornets took a 3-2 advantage in the bottom of the first after a three-run homer to left center by Blauser.
San Francisco evened the contest (3-3) in the second after a Stefan Gartrell scored from third on a double-play with no outs.
Sacramento State made it 5-3 in the bottom of the second when Arroyo hit a two-run homer to left field.
The Hornets added another run in the bottom of the sixth after Arroyo hit an RBI single through the left side. Junior Kyle Aure singled up the middle to lead off the inning and then advanced to second on a walk to junior Ronnie Machado, Jr. In the next at-bat, Arroyo pulled a ball through the hole towards short to score Aure.
The Dons tied the contest (6-6) after a solo home run to right field by Blake Nelson, an RBI double by Cy Donald an RBI single by Genung.
Sacramento State answered right back with a run in the bottom of the seventh after a solo home run to left field by Blauser. For Blauser, a native of Elk Grove, it was his first-career multi homer game and his third of the season.
The Hornets added an insurance run (8-6) in the bottom of the eighth after a solo home run to left center by Arroyo. For Arroyo, a native of Manteca, Calif., it marked the first multi-home run game of his career and tied him for the team lead with eight home runs. It was also his fourth home run in as many games.
Junior Brandon Hall (1-0) earned the win after allowing only one hit with a strikeout in 1.1 innings of relief. Sophomore James Wheeler earned his second save of the season with 0.1 innings of work.
Nick Pereira (0-4) was tagged with the loss after giving up one runs on one hit while walking one and striking out one in 1.0 innings of relief.
Arroyo finished 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBI to lead the squad. Blauser went 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBI to also contribute.
Sacramento State will next travel to Washington State for a three-game series at Bailey-Brayton Field. The first game will be on Saturday, May 8, at 7 p.m. Game two will be on Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m. before the series finale on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m.