COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Cal State Fullerton Strikes Early to Beat San Jose State

Cal State Fullerton remained perfect in the Big West Conference, defeating San Jose State, 8-5, Saturday at San Jose.

The Titans, ranked fourth by Baseball America, took the early lead over the Spartans (17-12, 0-2), scoring three runs in the first inning. Fullerton, 2-0 in conference, led the entire game, getting two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two more in the eighth. Dan Ricabal picked up his first save in relief of Matt Wagner (6-0). Ricabal struck out four and gave up only two hits and no earned runs in four innings.

Dante Powell stole two bases and scored twice for Fullerton (23-5). Teammate Jeff Ferguson had two hits, a stolen base, scored a run and had one run batted in.

In Golden State Athletic Conference baseball:

Southern California College 2-8, Cal Baptist 8-7--Augie Pena had a two-run homer and recorded the victory for Southern California College in the second game of a doubleheader.

In the PONY-Louisville softball tournament:

Washington 2, CS Fullerton 1--Karen Shaull brought in the winning run with two-out single in the bottom of the fifth for Washington (21-10). Monica Bagalayos squeezed home the only run for Fullerton (12-18).

In the Redlands softball tournament:

Chapman 4, Gustavus-Adolphus (Minn.) 1--Bernie Fancuberta was named tournament MVP for Chapman (20-8). Fancuberta won all four games she pitched and had seven hits and nine RBIs. Second baseman Kim Gray was three for four in the championship game, with a run scored and an RBI.

In the Spring Fling softball tournament:

Southern California College 2, Pacific Lutheran 0--Tracy Scofield had two hits, an RBI and scored a run and Angie Vega had an RBI triple for Southern California College (24-6), which captured third place in the tournament at Pensacola, Fla. West Florida beat Southern California College, 8-0, in a semifinal game earlier in the day.

In nonconference men's tennis:

UC Irvine 7, Northwestern 0--The Anteaters broke a two-match losing streak with the victory at home. Junior Chris Tontz won his fourth consecutive match in singles, 6-4, 7-5.

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