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Community College Roundup : Rancho Santiago Beats Cypress in Softball, 3-2

Christa Lawson’s run-scoring single in the seventh inning gave Rancho Santiago a 3-2 victory over Cypress in an Orange Empire Conference softball game Wednesday at Rancho Santiago.

Lawson’s hit scored Natalie Sanchez from third in the bottom of the seventh. Cypress led, 2-1, entering the bottom of the seventh, but Rancho Santiago tied the score on a squeeze bunt by Heather Dearden.

Sanchez (11-5) earned the victory. Sally Dugas took the loss. Rancho Santiago is 11-6 overall, 3-1 in conference play. Cypress is 1-3 in conference.

In other Orange Empire Conference games:

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Fullerton 3, Orange Coast 0--Kristin Jacobs of Fullerton (15-7, 5-0) had a perfect game into the seventh inning, but gave up a walk and a single. She also had nine strikeouts.

Saddleback 2, Riverside 0--Erika Ostergaard pitched a one-hitter to lead host Saddleback (14-8, 3-2). Stacy Martinck had a run-scoring triple for the Gauchos. Riverside falls to 0-5 in conference play.

In nonconference men’s swimming

Golden West 71, Long Beach 28--Jeff Wines and Matt Mauser had state qualifying times for the Rustlers (3-0) at Golden West. Wines qualified in the 50-yard freestyle (21.71 seconds). Mauser qualified in the 200 individual medley (2:03.93) and 200 backstroke (2:02.72).

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In nonconference women’s swimming:

Golden West 98, Long Beach 17--Renae Robison and Kris Takayama had state qualifying times for the Rustlers (3-0) at Golden West. Robison qualified in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.01). Takayama qualified in the 200 freestyle (2:01.29) and 100 butterfly (1:04.29).

In nonconference tennis:

Rancho Santiago 9, Christ College Irvine 0--John Fung and Russ Segawa defeated Wes Stallman and Marty Baker, 6-0, 6-0 (6-4).

In South Coast Conference volleyball:

Orange Coast 3, Long Beach 0--Brian Lewis had 16 kills as the Pirates (18-1, 9-1) swept, 15-5, 15-4, 15-10, at Orange Coast.

Golden West 3, La Verne 2--Doug Partis had 18 kills to lead host Golden West to a 13-15, 13-15, 15-11, 15-3, 15-8 victory.


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