SDSU Romps, Moves Into First in WAC

Visiting San Diego State scored eight runs in the fourth inning and six in the fifth to build an 18-0 lead against Air Force before umpires called the game because of rain. Scott Dennison was five for five with a triple, two doubles and five RBIs for SDSU (40-20, 18-7), which moved into first place, a half game ahead of Wyoming, in the Western Athletic Conference. Air Force is 25-28, 6-15.

The University of San Diego battled back from a 9-3 deficit, but fell to visiting Pepperdine, 9-8, in a West Coast Conference game. Tony Moeder had a double and a triple for USD (23-31, 15-16). Pepperdine improved to 34-20, 21-10.

Corey Powell of Grossmont College has signed with the Montreal Expos and will report to the Florida State League (rookie) June 10.

Powell, a 1988 graduate of Patrick Henry High, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox out of high school but chose instead to play at Grossmont College, where he was the Pacific Coast Conference MVP this year. Powell had a .373 average and led the conference with 49 RBIs and 14 home runs. He was drafted as a pitcher and power hitter.



Point Loma Nazarene College men’s and women’s teams were second in the team standings after one day of competition in the NAIA District 3 Championships at Azusa Pacific. PLNC’s men trailed Azusa Pacific, 70-61, while Azusa’s women led PLNC, 52-34.

PLNC’s Rick Penman, of Carlsbad, finished first in 3,000-meter steeplechase qualifying race with a time of 9:37.7. PLNC’s Sean O’Hara was second. In the men’s 5,000 meters, Crawford High graduate Goshu Tadese qualified first (14:53.88) for PLNC. For the women, PLNC’s Alicia Harasty (2,428) and Monica DeKoster (2,107) were second and third behind Cal Lutheran’s Pam Beaver (2,446) after four events in the heptathlon.

San Diego State’s women’s track and field team finished the first day of the Big West Championships in fifth place with seven points. Gaylen Ames leads the heptathlon after four events with 3,126 points. The Aztecs’ Marla Runyan is fourth with 2,816 points. The meet will continue today in Las Vegas.