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Vatcher’s Leadoff Homer in Ninth Inning Completes Northridge Rally at Biola, 7-6

Jim Vatcher homered on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lead Cal State Northridge to a 7-6 nonconference win Thursday at Biola.

The solo shot was Vatcher’s third of the season, and comes after a 3 for 5 performance Wednesday against Chapman.

Cheeky Palomarez (2-2) was the winning pitcher in relief of Robert Wheatcroft.

The Matadors trailed, 5-4, entering the eighth inning, but Scott McIntyre hit a two-run homer to give CSUN its first lead of the game.

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CS NORTHRIDGE--Wheatcroft, Robb (5), Palomarez (8) and McIntyre.

BIOLA--Starr, Nelson (5), Briley (6), Mancini (8), Hahs (9) and Suttle.

WP--Palomarez (2-2); LP--Hahs (0-2).


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