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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 3, 2003

Late home run lifts Santa Clara over UH-Hilo

Advertiser Staff

Jason Mateucci hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lead Santa Clara to a 7-5 victory over Hawai'i-Hilo in a college baseball game yesterday at Simmons Field in Kailua, Kona.

Santa Clara is 4-2, UH-Hilo is 2-14. The Vulcans' next game is against UH-Manoa on Feb. 11.

The Vulcans led 5-2 after seven innings before the Broncos rallied for two runs in the eighth and three in the ninth.

In the ninth, Eric Newton walked and Jack Headley was hit by a pitch. After Scott Sharpiro struck out, Mateucci hit his homer to right for a 7-5 lead.

Patrick Overholt struck out Vulcans Jay Egusa and Scott McLaughlin before getting Douglas Nassimbene to ground out to shortstop to end the game.

Third baseman Tom Henderson was 4-for-4 for the Vulcans.


• Offensive line clinic: Former University of Hawai'i offensive lineman Brian Derby will be conducting his seventh annual clinic for offensive linemen. The first workout is Saturday, and there is no fee.

The clinic is open to players 11 and older. It is for all levels of players, from Pop Warner, high school to college. In past years, even pro players such as Olin Kreutz of the Chicago Bears and Dominic Raiola of the Detroit Lions have participated.

The weekly clinics are about 90 minutes and held on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on Derby's work schedule. The sites also will vary from week to week.

Players learn technique and take part in drills that are pertinent to blocking.

For information, call Derby at 386-1981. Space is limited to 150.