Community College Roundup : Saddleback's Big Inning Is Difference

Saddleback College scored 10 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 15-4 victory over San Diego City in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday at Saddleback.

Don Herrell, a sophomore catcher, had a home run and a double in the fourth for Saddleback, which led, 2-1, when the inning started.

In the fourth, Saddleback (5-4) had five consecutive hits, nine hits in all and a hit batter. Herrell was 4 for 4 with three RBIs in the game.

Nick Nikolenko added a home run in the seventh for Saddleback, which had a season-high 16 hits.

Danny Blancett, a sophomore left-hander from Capistrano Valley High School, pitched the first six innings for the victory. He is 3-0. Saddleback used three pitchers in the final three innings.

In other nonconference games:

Orange Coast 18, Los Angeles Valley 8--Greg O'Halloran was 4 for 4, including a three-run home run, a double and seven RBIs to lead OCC at home. OCC's Mike Misuraca was 3 for 4 with five RBIs. O'Halloran's home run came in the first inning after J.J. Culpepper singled and Misuraca walked.

OCC, which won the College of the Sequoias tournament with three victories Saturday and three Sunday, is 11-4-1. Winning pitcher Brett Johnson went 5 innings in relief, allowing one hit and one run.

Southwestern 8, Golden West 6--Southwestern scored four runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-2 lead at home. Mike Huyler had three hits and three RBIs and Craig Paquett had three hits for Golden West (5-3).

In South Coast Conference women's tennis:

Golden West 9, Pasadena 0--Eileen Robertson defeated Cynthia Stephens, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles to lead Golden West (2-2, 1-0) at home. Golden West's Sabrina Ortiz defeated Shirley Zelenski, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Robertson and Michelle Despot defeated Stephens and Beth Chaney at No. 1 doubles, 6-3, 6-1.

In nonconference men's tennis:

Rancho Santiago 6, Southwestern 3--Rancho Santiago's Thien Dao won at No. 1 singles, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, and Omar Sary won No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-3. Rancho Santiago is 2-2.

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