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College Roundup: OCC baseball wins sixth straight

March 24, 2012

BASEBALL

Orange Coast 5, Saddleback 3

COSTA MESA — The host Pirates erased a 3-2 deficit with one run in the sixth inning, then scored single runs in the seventh and eighth in the Orange Empire Conference game Saturday.

OCC (22-2-1, 9-1 in conference), ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 2 in one national poll, won its sixth straight. Eight of its nine starters got at least one hit.

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Ben Agredano was two for four with a solo home run, while Chris Carlson and Justin Broussard had one hit and one RBI apiece for the winners.

Sophomore Josh Evans, one of three Pirates who combined for four shutout innings of one-hit relief, earned the victory.

Saddleback is 8-12, 3-7.

OCC visits Saddleback on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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Doubleheader

COSTA MESA — The host Lions defeated Point Loma Nazarene, 7-5 and 3-1, to sweep in Golden State Athletic Conference action Saturday.

Brandon Young drove in two runs in each game to pace Vanguard (12-11, 3-9), which has now won three straight.

J.R. Bromberg allowed four hits and one earned run to get the Game 2 victory, after closing out the first game to earn the save and preserve Gabe Garcia's win.

Eric Sanchez was two for three with an RBI for Vanguard in the opener.

Point Loma is 13-17, 6-11.

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SOFTBALL

Doubleheader

COSTA MESA — The host Lions rallied twice to earn the sweep, topping Ottawa of Kansas, 3-1 and 2-1, in nonconference action Saturday.

Taylor Hallahan drove in two runs during a three-run fifth to erase a 1-0 deficit in the opener, backing Stacie Salazar, who allowed three hits and one run in a complete game.

In the second game, Rachel Stalford allowed three hits and no earned runs, going the distance to improve to 9-3.

Adriana Venezia and Stalford had RBIs for the Lions, who scored two in the fourth after Ottawa (11-14) scored in the first.

Vanguard is 21-15.

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MEN'S TENNIS

Vanguard 6, Middlebury 3

COSTA MESA — Lucas Pereira, Roger Muri and Robin Wagner won in singles and doubles to propel the No. 6-ranked Lions in the nonconference match against No. 7-ranked visitors from Vermont on Saturday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.

Pereira earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and paired with Radek Rosiak to claim an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles for the Lions (8-5).

Middlebury is 5-1.

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Princeton 4, UC Irvine 3

COTO DE CAZA — The visiting Tigers claimed the doubles point to overcome singles wins by Anteaters Fabian Matthews, Sam Gould and Jacob Jung in the nonconference match Saturday at Coto de Caza Country Club.

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