Cal State Fullerton scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning, then held on to defeat Fresno State, 4-3, Friday night in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. baseball game at Fresno State.
Marc Baca singled and Greg Mannion hit a two-run home run in the 10th for first-place Fullerton (12-1, 34-13), then Jim Osborn doubled in what proved to be the winning run.
Larry Casin (8-1) picked up the victory despite giving up two runs in the 10th and needing relief help from Longo Garcia.
Fresno (6-7, 29-21) had its six-game winning streak snapped. The teams meet again tonight at 7 and conclude the three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m.
In other PCAA games:
UC Irvine 5, Las Vegas 3--Kevin Kandalaft relieved starter Craig Brink with the trying runs on base in the ninth and got the final two outs to save the victory for the Anteaters (7-6, 20-23-1) at Irvine.
Las Vegas (5-8, 22-20) had runners on second and third and a run in when Kandalaft entered and struck out pinch-hitter Mike Looney. He then got Reed Peters to fly to center to get his fourth save. Brink (7-4) had five strikeouts and one walk.
John Seeburger was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two doubles for Irvine, which scored a run in the first, second and third innings and two in the seventh.
The teams play again tonight at 7 in the second game of three-game series.
In the Golden State Athletic Conference:
Southern California 10, California Lutheran 1--Steve Overeem (1-5) was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, scored three runs and pitched a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Vanguards at Costa Mesa.
Jeff Motske was 2 for 4, scored two runs and had 5 RBIs. He had a two-run single in the sixth to give Southern California (9-6, 16-26) a 6-1 lead. He then doubled in three runs in the eighth to give Southern California 10-1 lead. Matt Konotisos was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and scored two runs also for Southern California.
In a California Colligate Athletic Assn. game:
UC Riverside 15, Chapman 4--John Sarina hit a first-inning grand slam and a second inning two-run homer, Mark Young was 4 for 5 with two doubles and a triple and Mike Eatinger was 4 for 5 to lead the Highlanders (6-13, 23-18) past the Panthers (10-10, 22-23) at Hart Park.
Jim Bennett (3-7) lasted a third of an inning, allowing six hits and five earned runs for Chapman.