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Fullerton’s Homers Rout Moorpark

Fullerton College used five home runs to defeat Moorpark, 14-1, Friday in the second round of the Southern California Regional baseball playoffs at Riverside.

Gary Mota and Tom Wilson each hit two home runs and Jim Short added another.

Mota and Short, who have 13 home runs each, tied the Fullerton single-season record. Rod Klopfer, who plays for Chapman, hit 13 in 1988.

Short, a sophomore first baseman, had two RBIs to raise his single-season record total to 58. Short was five for six with four singles and a home run.

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It was the ninth victory in 11 games for Fullerton (27-14), which plays Riverside today at 11 a.m. at Riverside.

Mota, a sophomore designated hitter, had a two-run home run in the first, then Mota and Wilson hit two-run home runs in the third.

Short and Wilson, a freshman left-fielder, hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth as Fullerton scored four runs to take an 11-0 lead. Fullerton added three more in the eighth.

Willy Speakman had three hits and Mota, Wilson, Kevin Monson and David Weckerle had two hits each for Fullerton, which had 20.

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Steve Trachsel (10-3) allowed three hits and no runs in seven innings for the victory. Trachsel, a sophomore right-hander, had seven strikeouts and one walk.


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