Tony Moeder and Mike Saipe of the University of San Diego continued their early torrid pace as they led the Toreros to a 9-2 West Coast Conference baseball victory over St. Mary's at Cunningham Stadium.
Moeder, a junior from USDHS, hit his fifth home run of the season, and Saipe, a freshman from University City, pitched his third complete game, struck out nine and won for the third time in four decisions.
Moeder's homer keyed a four-run rally with two outs in the third inning. USD improved to 10-11, 4-3.
Junior transfer Benji Grigsby improved to 5-0 as San Diego State scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat Sacramento State, 8-5, in a nonconference game.
Grigsby pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and recorded five strikeouts.
Right fielder Rich Juarez was three for four with an RBI and two runs, and shortstop Steve Dietz was two for four with two runs and a stolen base for the Aztecs (14-6). Sacramento State is 8-10.
Point Loma Nazarene got three hits and three RBIs from Miguel Abascal and the Crusaders won 9-4 over visiting Wayne State (Neb.).
Rich Miller and Ron Caton had two hits apiece, and starter Greg Wells (1-0) went six innings for PLNC (9-9-1). Wayne State is 8-4.
University of San Diego capitalized on its home-court advantage by shutting out Nebraska, 6-0, in the first round of the sixth annual USD Invitational BNP Collegiate Classic.
Fredrik Axsater defeated Joseph Rahme, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), at No. 1 singles. Kevin Bradley got by Karl Falkland, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, at No. 2 singles, and Ignacio Martinez breezed past Mike Garcia, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3.
Also winning for the Toreros were Philippe Hofmann, Rob Seward and Mark Huarte.
In other first-round action, Navy shut out Indiana State, 6-0, Yale beat Iowa State, 5-2, and Pacific defeated Pennsylvania, 6-3.
The tournament resumes today on USD's West Courts, with USD taking on Yale at 1:30 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Anna Mark set two school records and Per Karlsson one for Point Loma Nazarene, which swept a dual meet with Westmont, winning the men's meet, 119-42, and the women's, 78-57.
Mark set marks in the long jump at 19 feet 2 inches--the old record was set by Serri Baldomir at 18-8 1/4 in 1982--and the triple jump at 37-3. Mark broke her own record (36-11 1/2) in the triple jump. She also won the 200 meters in 26.19 seconds and the 100-meter hurdles in 15.22.
Karlsson broke his own school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 231-3. He also won the shot put (53-4) and the discus (46.65 meters).
Another standout for the Crusaders was Alicia Harasty, who won the javelin (137-10), the shot (34-9), the 100 meters (13.14).
UC San Diego finished second at the 11th national collegiate Division III women's swimming and diving championships at State University in Buffalo, N.Y., with 256 points. Kenyon College finished first with 523 points.
UCSD was led by its relay teams. Its 200-yard freestyle quartet (Brenda Weigel, Christy Parker, Jocelyn Rothbard and Jamee Couch) finished second at one minute 37.58 seconds. Kenyon's winning time was 1:34.97, a new meet record.
The 800-yard freestyle relay team (Rothbard, Connie Romero, Sabrina Lum and Weigel) also places second at 7:48.5. Kenyon won at 7:38.6.
UCSD's 200-yard medley relay team (Christina Baldos, Leona Mason, Parker and Couch) placed third at 1:50.8. Kenyon won at 1:49.36.
Also for UCSD, Jackie Jill placed second in 1-meter diving with a score of 303.55.