Hillman powers UC Irvine to victory
Anteaters also get eight-plus innings from starter Whitehouse
LOS ANGELES -- Drew Hillman hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning in UC Irvine's 4-3 victory against San Francisco on Saturday night in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional.
After Brian Hernandez's RBI single gave Irvine (41-16) a two-run lead, Hillman launched Matt Hiserman's pitch over the left-center field wall to make it 4-0.
Anteaters starter Matt Whitehouse (4-0) struck out seven and allowed three runs -- two earned in -- 8.1 innings.
The Dons (32-24) cut it to 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying runner on second base with two outs, but Jimmy Litchfield came in and struck out Mason Marioka to end the game.