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Orange County Community College Baseball : Rancho Santiago Has Enough for L.A. Valley

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Rancho Santiago scored six runs in the seventh inning Saturday to defeat Los Angeles Valley College, 17-9, in a nonconference game at Van Nuys.

Bob Brucato had three hits and drove in five runs for the Dons (4-0). Brent Reese also had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs.

Scott Swearingen and Troy Barnhart also had two RBIs each for Rancho Santiago. Barnhart tied a school record with four walks.

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In the Cypress/Fullerton Tournament:

Cypress 10, Fullerton 3--Trevor Hoffman drove in three runs and Tony Mendoza drove in two to lead the Chargers (6-3) over the Hornets (1-1-1) in the consolation semifinals at Cypress. Fullerton was eliminated from the double elimination tournament.

David Price improved his record to 2-0 for the Chargers.

Cypress will play De Anza College at 10 o’clock today at Cypress in the consolation final, with the winner advancing to Monday’s final.

In the Southwestern Tournament:

Orange Coast 8, Southwestern 7--Ralph Ramirez’s single drove in Dave Staton with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Pirates (6-2) the victory.

Orange Coast Coach Mike Mayne was ejected in the top of the ninth after arguing on a batter interference call and his team trailing, 7-5.

OCC plays the winner of Saturday night’s Grossmont-Cerritos game today at 11.

In women’s softball:

Joyce Lyman of Rancho Santiago pitched a no-hitter and a one-hitter to lead the Dons’ women’s softball team into the championship game of the Rancho Santiago Tournament at Santa Ana.

Rancho Santiago (4-1) defeated Pasadena City College, Sacramento City College and San Diego Mesa College, all by 1-0 scores.

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Lyman (3-0) pitched a one-hitter against Pasadena, then came back to pitch a no-hitter against San Diego. She has allowed only four hits in three games.

The Dons play Palomar today at noon in the championship game at Rancho Santiago.

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