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Orange Coast 7, Cypress 6

(11 innings)

COSTA MESA — The Pirates' Colton Hamill singled to left field, driving in Jordan Beck for the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of the Orange Empire Conference game Saturday.

OCC (21-4, 7-3 in conference) rallied with five runs in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Matt Moynihan had a two-run double and Jordan Beck had a two-run single. The Pirates, who committed three errors, nearly ended it in the ninth but flied out twice with the bases loaded.

Moynihan finished two for five with two runs batted in and a run scored. Hamill and Trent Woodward had two hits each as part of the Pirates' 12-hit attack.

Cypress, which had 14 hits, is 13-9, 5-5.

OCC starter Ryan Dorn went 8 1/3 innings, allowing 11 hits and four earned runs. Josh Evans picked up the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits.

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Gonzaga 3, UC Irvine 0

SPOKAN E, Wash. — Brian Hernandez and Sean Madigan had two hits each for the Anteaters in the nonconference game Saturday.

UCI (14-5) has not scored in 17 innings and suffered its third shutout of the season. Gonzaga is 12-7-1.

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MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Cal/Nevada Championships

CLAREMONT — UC Irvine junior Rex Nelson won the 5,000 meters in 14 minutes, 36.18 seconds Saturday at Claremont.

Victor Bonilla placed sixth at 14:59.70.

Senior Matt Lahti finished third in the hammer throw with a mark of 187 feet, 11 inches, while Andy Burich placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:21.87 and Brett Matejka was seventh in 9:27.87.

Junior Charles Jock was the top qualifier in the 800 meters in 1:53.03 in Saturday's preliminarires and Cam Mitchell also made the final after running 1:54.58.

Napoleon Greene (53.94) and Freddie Gladney (54.10) advanced to the 400-meter hurdles final and Chris Carson moves on to the 200-meter final after running 21.97 in the prelims.

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WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Cal/Nevada Championships

CLAREMONT — UC Irvine freshman Colleen Lillig finished fifth in the 5,000 meters in 17:36.13 in Claremont Saturday.

Katherine Nielsen placed ninth in 17:43.38.

Sophomore Ericka Nowell was the top qualifier in the prelims of the 400-meter hurdles as the Notre Dame transfer had a time of 60.53 to improve on her No. 5 time in UCI history. Golde Ibia also qualified for Sunday's final with a time of 62.21, which was the fourth-best in the prelims.

Ibia had the second-fastest qualifying time (13.96) in the 100-meter hurdles and Amber Middleton the seventh-best at 14.32.

Breeanca Fleming qualified for the 100-meter finals with a time of 12.02 in the prelims.

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SOFTBALL

Doubleheader

COSTA MESA — Vanguard was swept in the Golden State Athletic Conference games, losing 6-1 and 7-0 to Concordia Saturday.

Ariana Atwater went two for three in the 7-0 nightcap loss for the Lions (18-14, 0-4 in conference), who had three hits in the game. Amanda Young had the lone hit for Vanguard in the first game.

Concordia is 34-4, 4-0.

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