COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Pierce Scores 4 in 9th to Beat Santa Monica

Josh Smaler's one-out, bases-loaded single keyed a four-run ninth-inning rally and lifted Pierce College past Santa Monica, 9-6, in a Mt. San Antonio college baseball tournament game Thursday.

Paul Geller's two-run double capped the uprising and Mike Eby scattered two earned runs over nine innings to keep Pierce unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament.

Eby, who struck out five, extended his scoreless-innings streak to 20 before Santa Monica scored in the third.

Earlier in the day, Pierce defeated East L.A., 5-3.

In that game, Ricky Banuelos' two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie. Chris Brown and Geller combined on a five-hitter.

Mission lost to Santa Monica, 7-5, and to East L.A., 9-2, and was eliminated.

In other baseball games:

The Master's 9, Southern California College 5--Sylvester Harris doubled and tripled and Steve Smith added two hits for The Master's (4-5) in a nonconference game at Master's.

Glendale 2, Antelope Valley 1--Right-hander Rock DeTolve (2-1) struck out five and allowed just five hits in going the distance for host Glendale (4-4) in a nonconference game.

Bryan Miclette was three for three and Robert Mancilla and John Horan each added two hits for Glendale.

Citrus 12, Oxnard 5--The Condors (0-5) carried a one-run lead into the top of the ninth of the Taft tournament game but Citrus rallied with eight runs on three hits, four walks and four errors.

Al Inaya hit a double and home run for Oxnard and Steve Susko also homered.


Antelope Valley 5, Pierce 0--Regina Pagud's leadoff triple keyed a three-run third inning and Julie Richardson scattered eight hits to lead host Antelope Valley (1-1) to a nonconference win.


Bakersfield 77, Glendale 45--Stephanie Ball scored 14 points and Lisa Bjornberg added 10 for Glendale (9-18, 3-15) in a Western State Conference game at Bakersfield.


Cal State Northridge 7, UC Riverside 2--Cindy Nielson and Jenny Cotone swept to singles victories, then joined forces for a doubles win to lead the Matadors to their first triumph in four outings.

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