COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Sisco, Popoff Lead Titans to Victory

Steve Sisco went four for five and drove in four runs as Cal State Fullerton moved into a tie for the Big West Conference baseball lead after a 10-0 victory at San Jose State Friday night.

James Popoff (11-2) pitched a five-hitter for his second shutout of the season, striking out 10. Tony Banks had a three-run triple, highlighting a four-run fourth inning for the Titans (37-14, 16-6).

Fullerton is tied with Fresno State, a 12-3 loser to Cal State Long Beach Friday. The 49ers are in third, a half-game behind the Titans and Bulldogs.

In another Big West Conference baseball game:

UC Irvine 9, UC Santa Barbara 4--The visiting Anteaters scored six times in the fourth inning, four times after two outs.

Matt Filson was three for five, driving in three runs and scoring once for Irvine (23-25 10-12).

In the NAIA District III baseball playoffs:

Christ College Irvine 12, Biola 5--Jim Vlcek had a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh for Christ College Irvine (29-15) at Azusa Pacific. The loss eliminated Biola.

Southern California College led Christ College Irvine, 12-11, after seven innings of a losers' bracket game suspended because of darkness. The game will resume at 9:30 a.m. today.

In the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships:

UC Irvine second--The Anteaters are second to host Fresno State in both the men's and women's competition.

Roman Slobodynskyj of Irvine won the discus with a throw of 166 feet, four inches and teammate Jeff Cook took the 10,000 meters in 31 minutes, 53.02 seconds. Matt Farmer, the two-time defending conference champion, leads the decathlon with 3,863 points after winning three of five events. The Anteaters have 39 points to 80.5 for the Bulldogs.

Cal State Fullerton sophomore Mike Tansley won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:11.58, more than 14 seconds faster than his previous best. The Titans are fourth with 18 points.

In the women's meet, Marieke Veltman of Irvine broke her own school long jump record, leaping 21-0 1/2, finishing second to Shunta Rose of Nevada Las Vegas, who surpassed her own meet and conference record at 21-9 1/2.

Fresno State leads the Anteaters, 46-32. The meet concludes today.

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