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College Softball : Cypress Ends Rancho Santiago’s Streak

Cypress College scored two unearned runs, one in the third and another in the seventh, to upset Rancho Santiago College, 2-1, Friday afternoon in South Coast Conference softball play at Santa Ana.

Before Friday, the Dons had won 27 consecutive home games, their last loss coming against Golden West in 1984.

Karen Nakamaru (15-6), who pitched a five-hitter and had two strikeouts for Cypress, drove in the winning run with a squeeze bunt in the top of the seventh.

Joelle Wilkerson singled to open the top of the seventh, moved to second on a sacrifice by Karen Zupan and was singled to third by Tracy Morris, who was 3 for 3.

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The Chargers (6-4) took a 1-0 lead in the third on a double by Morris and an error.

Kim Martin (17-2), who did not allow an earned run but took the loss, has yet to give up an earned run in conference this season. Both of her losses have come against Cypress.

In other college softball action:

Cal State Fullerton 2-8, University of Hawaii 0-1--Susan LeFebvere (24-4) struck out six and gave up one hit in the first game to shut out the Rainbow Wahines (3-14). In the second game, losing pitcher Tina Catada (1-3) gave up nine hits to the Titans (41-5).

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