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Baseball: Pirates drop fifth straight

April 22, 2001

COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College baseball picked a wrong time

to develop its longest losing streak of the season.

The Pirates dropped their fifth straight with a 9-4 Orange Empire

Conference loss to Riverside on Saturday.

OCC (22-13, 10-9 in conference) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second

inning. Brian Murphy scored on an RBI hit by Glenn Hedgpeth, who later

scored with Greg Trimble on a two-out throwing error by the Tigers (32-6,

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14-5).

Riverside tied the game in the fourth, led by a two-run home run by

Jason Fransz, his 13th of the season.

Hedgpeth went 2 for 3 with a run scored and one RBI to lead the

Pirates, who play at Golden West on Tuesday, beginning at 2 p.m.

ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE

Riverside 9, Orange Coast 4

Riverside 000 300 312 - 9 12 3

Orange Coast 030 010 000 - 4 5 2

Zick and Robles; Clanton, Williams (4), Foxman (7) and Murphy. W -

Zick, 6-0. L - Williams, 2-2. 2B - Young (R), Stewart (R). HR - Fransz

(R).

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