COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP : Conference Winning Streaks Snapped for Pierce, Ventura

For two baseball teams that had previously been perfect in Western State Conference play, Tuesday was not particularly pretty.

Pierce and Ventura colleges each suffered conference defeats, both in decisive fashion.

Mike Kerber's grand slam in the sixth sparked host Canyons to a 9-2 victory over Pierce and Cuesta whipped Ventura, 8-2.

For Canyons, freshman right-hander R. J. Simone (3-1) gave up seven hits in eight innings, striking out nine. Kirk Fellows, Pat DeBoer, Danny Gray and Ty Powell each had two hits for Canyons (9-11, 6-3 in WSC play)

Jason Cohen homered for Pierce (15-2, 7-1) and right-hander Chris Brown took the loss.

At Ventura, Mitch King and Chris Marsden each had two hits for the Pirates (14-4, 7-1), but Cuesta knocked around four Ventura pitchers for 16 hits.

Valley 5, Santa Monica 4--Carlos Olmos drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the top of the 10th inning to lead Valley over host Santa Monica in a WSC game.

Olmos, who drove in four runs, doubled across three in the fourth to stake the Monarchs (10-12, 5-4) to a 4-2 lead.

With the score tied, 4-4, Mike Engler led off the 10th with a double. He advanced to third on a bunt single by Sean Lewis and scored on Olmos' one-out single to left.

Oxnard 3, Moorpark 2--Oxnard rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to upset Moorpark in a WSC game at Oxnard.

Ralph Guillen started the two-out rally with a single to center. After Guillen gave way to pinch-runner Alf Hopen, Adrian Estrada singled up the middle, sending Hopen to second.

Al Anaya followed by drawing a walk to load the bases. After a pitching change, Chris Baker singled to right field to give Oxnard (2-13, 2-6) the win.

Moorpark is 9-8, 3-5.

Mission 11, East L.A. 7--Roy Lozano went four for five with five RBIs to spark the host Free Spirit (5-9-1, 2-3) to a Southern California Conference win.

Mike Rogers was three for four with two stolen bases and three runs scored, and Robert Garcia went three for three with an RBI and a run scored as Mission won its third consecutive game.

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