Abreu was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs as the second baseman continued his solid hitting. Abreu concluded the tournament 7-for-16 with three triples. Abreu, Thomas Biocic and Scott Sammons doubled for the Wonder Boys, as did the Johnsons -- Josh, Zac and Jay.
The hitting explosion made a winner out of Danny Parker (1-0), who was staked to a comfortable 8-2 lead through three innings. The left-hander allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Eric Dawson and Luke Slagle had two hits each among Emporia State's seven knocks. Hornets (1-3) starter Andrew Polly (0-1) took the loss, lasting only 1 1/3 innings and allowing five runs.
Central Missouri rallies to defeat Arkansas-Monticello
HOUSTON -- Just as it appeared Arkansas-Monticello might escape a seventh-inning jam, Kyle Grieshaber of Central Missouri smashed a two-run home run into the Minute Maid Park Crawford Boxes in left field.
Grieshaber's decisive home run -- his second in the Astros in Action Division II Invitational -- lifted the Mules to a 2-1 win over the Boll Weevils, the fourth-ranked Mules' third straight win in the four-day tournament that concluded on Monday.
Grieshaber's homer off Eddie Smith (0-1) scored Dusty Maas, who reached base on a fielder's choice. Central Missouri's Jon Cotter had opened the last of the seventh with a walk and advanced to third on Smith's two-base throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Smith then got Samuel Domingue out on a weak popup to third. The next batter, Maas, hit a ball to third baseman Taylor Eaves that resulted with Cotter being out in a rundown for the second out.
Arkansas-Monticello's fortunes were looking better after the rundown. But Grieshaber's second homer of the season-opening tournament changed that and helped make reliever Jake Heissler (1-0) the winning pitcher. Central Missouri (3-1) starter Marshall Dean allowed only one run and three hits in six innings.
The Boll Weevils (1-3) took a 1-0 lead in the third as D'Marco Poindexter's double scored Chad Miller. Boll Weevils starter Kenny Marshall pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits.
Texas A&M-Kingsville uses big fifth to top Abilene Christian
HOUSTON -- A seven-run fifth inning propelled Texas A&M-Kingsville to an 8-5 win over Abilene Christian on Monday that concluded the Astros in Action Division II Invitational at Minute Maid Park.
The Javelinas (3-1) sent 12 batters to the plate in the fifth. The big blows were a two-run double by Chris Ballou and a two-run single by Dustin Aguilar. Ben Villafuerte added two RBIs and Clint Wallace scored twice for the Javelinas.
Taylor Taska (1-0) went 3-for-5 and picked up the win in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Wildcats starting pitcher Austin Palmer (0-1) got the loss.
Abilene Christian's Travis Schuetze went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, but Denver Diefenbach struck out Schuetze swinging with two runners on base to end the game. Kyle Giusti had two hits for the Wildcats (2-2), who left 13 runners on base.