Matadors Lost in Desert, 8-7 and 15-4
Cal State Northridge opened the Nevada Las Vegas baseball tournament with two losses Thursday at UNLV, falling to Clemson, 8-7, and to UNLV, 15-4.
Adam Kennedy had three home runs in the two games, bringing his season total to 11. His two-run home run in the ninth against 10th-ranked Clemson pulled the Matadors (12-6-1) to within 8-7, but Tiger closer Scott Clackum got Cesar Martinez to foul out to end the game.
Against UNLV, Kennedy had solo home runs in the fifth and ninth innings, but the Rebels (9-5) pounded Matador starter Gary Stevenson (1-1) for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings.
The Matadors play Northwestern in their final game of round-robin play today at 10 a.m.
Hancock 6, Moorpark 4--Jarred Penwarden had two hits, including a run-scoring double in a Western State Conference game at Moorpark.
Nick Lawson had three hits and Tim Nykoluk added two for Moorpark.
Bakersfield 8, Glendale 2--Karl Castro had a solo home run for Glendale (11-6, 0-1) in the fourth inning of a WSC game at Glendale.
Mission 9, Pierce 6--Tony Pulido was five for five with two triples, two RBIs and three runs for the Free Spirit (7-8, 1-0) in a WSC game at Mission.
With the game tied, 6-6, in the bottom of the seventh, Kevin Serr singled home Pulido with the winning run.
Jose Sandoval added two hits and two RBIs for Mission.
Cuesta 7, Oxnard 6--Cuesta scored five runs in the seventh inning and two in the ninth to overcome a 6-0 deficit in a WSC opener at Oxnard.
Ventura 23, Santa Barbara 2--The Pirates pounded out 19 hits, including home runs by Monte Moritz and Jeremy Pierce, in a WSC game at Ventura.
Moritz’s two-run homer in the fifth gave Ventura (12-3, 1-0) a 10-1 lead. Pierce had a three-run shot in the sixth. Pierce had three hits and four RBIs.
Dustin Tubb (5-0) struck out six and allowed five hits in six innings.
Canyons 12, Valley 6--Robbie Rehfeld, Luis Sanchez and Jesse Daggett hit three-run home runs for the Cougars (11-4, 1-0) in a WSC game at Canyons. The blasts were the third of the season for each player.
Brad Farlow and Jaime Dorado each homered and doubled for the Monarchs (1-11-3, 0-1).
San Bernardino 2, Moorpark 1--Alicia Ramos’ third-inning triple drove in Colleen McDonald for Moorpark’s only run in a nonconference game at Moorpark. McDonald had two hits.
Pepperdine 58, Santa Clara 56--Lisa Siders had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Angie White added 15 points for the Waves in a first-round game of the West Coast Conference tournament at Loyola Marymount.
The Waves (15-12) lost two regular-season games against the Broncos (19-9) by a total of four points.
Cal Lutheran 101, Whittier 58--The Regals (15-10, 7-5) ended their season with a strong Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference performance at Cal Lutheran.
Evi Orologas had 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Regals.
Anita Richardson had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Missy Rider had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Brandie Murrish added eight points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
Northern Arizona 69, Cal State Northridge 49--Sarah Hagman came off the bench to score 11 points for the Matadors (4-22, 2-13) in a Big Sky Conference game at Northridge.
Northridge’s reserves outscored the starters, 30-19.
The Matadors made only 29.5% (18 for 61) of their shots.
The Lumberjacks (16-9, 10-5) made 49% (25 for 51) of their shots.