COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Hernandez Leads Mission to 2 Wins

Gonzalo Hernandez picked up the first victory and first save of his college career as Mission College won two games Thursday in the Mt. San Antonio College tournament.

In the first game, an 8-7 win over Chaffey, Hernandez earned the victory without throwing a pitch.

Hernandez, a freshman right-hander, entered the game with two out in the top of the ninth and a runner on first and third with the score tied, 7-7. Before Hernandez could throw a pitch, Chaffey attempted a double steal, and the lead runner was thrown out at the plate.

Mission then scored the winning run when Gabe Chavez drove in John Langley with a sacrifice fly. Lazaro Campos and Brad McGahan each had two hits for Mission.

Hernandez picked up a save in an 11-7 victory over Santa Monica in the second game. Roy Lozano and McGahan hit three-run home runs for Mission (6-7).

Lozano finished with four runs batted in, and Campos and Brandon Hedding each had two hits. Mission will play Mt. SAC today at 2 p.m.

In other baseball games:

Harbor 4, Canyons 3--In the midst of its slowest start, Canyons (0-8-1) nonetheless nearly knocked off the defending state champion in a nonconference game.

Visiting Canyons led, 3-0, after 5 1/2 innings, but starter Chad Phillips ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth. After allowing only one hit in the first five innings, Phillips hit the first two batters he faced and walked the third. Shawn Bowen (0-1) then entered the game and ended up taking the loss in relief. Harbor (10-4) scored the winning run on a two-out single in the seventh.

Bill Horvat and Scott Davis each had two hits for Canyons, and Robbie Davis had a double.

Glendale 7, Antelope Valley 1-- Glendale's Gary Vlcek threw seven shutout innings in a nonconference game at Antelope Valley.

Vlcek (4-1), a sophomore right-hander, allowed five hits, struck out four and walked two to pick up the victory. Glendale's Victor Ramirez was two for three with three RBIs and two stolen bases. Jim Aiwasian had three hits and John McCoy two for Glendale (8-4).

Chris Grant and Scott Stewart each doubled for Antelope Valley.

The Master's 7, Cal Baptist 4--Andy Martin had three hits, including his second home run of the season, drove in two runs and scored three more to pace Master's to an NAIA District 3 win.

Craig Johnson drove in three runs and hit his second home run for host Master's (5-4, 2-2 in conference play), to make a winner of starter Chris Beck (2-0).

Other hitting standouts for Master's included E. J. Pape, who hit his first home run of the season, and Jeff Tomlinson, who rapped three hits and had an RBI.


San Diego State tournament--Patti Pearson had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice and teammate Beth Calcante drove in four runs to lead Northridge to a 9-4 victory over Northwestern (0-1).

Northridge (7-9) lost to Cal State Long Beach, 2-0, in its second game of the seven-team tournament, which continues through Sunday. The Matadors stranded five runners in scoring position and six against Long Beach (7-5).

The Matadors will meet Minnesota, Cal and San Diego State today.


Hawaii 5, Cal State Northridge 1--Cathie Teobaldi won at No. 1 singles for Northridge (4-4) for the host Matadors' only win. No doubles matches were played because Hawaii (11-1) clinched the match after five singles wins.

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