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Oxnard’s Victory Knots Division Race

The Oxnard College baseball team moved into a tie for first place in the Western State Conference North Division with an 11-7 victory Thursday over Cuesta at Oxnard College.

Jack Wilson had four hits and two runs batted in for the Condors (24-9, 15-5), including a home run in the third inning. Jeff Sanchez added three hits and two RBIs and Kevin Mellinger had a home run in the eighth.

Cuesta is 28-6, 15-5.

In other baseball games:

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Canyons 12, Valley 5--Sergio Franco, Albert Palma, Jesse Daggett and Kris Yeaman each homered for host Canyons (23-12, 14-8) in a WSC South Division come-from-behind victory.

After his team spotted the Monarchs (10-23, 7-15) a 4-0 lead in the first inning, Daggett put the Cougars on the scoreboard with a two-run shot in the bottom of the inning.

Palma hit a three-run home run in the second to give Canyons a short-lived lead, 5-4. After Valley scored once in the third inning, Yeaman put the Cougars on top to stay with a home run and Franco put the game out of reach with a sixth-inning grand slam.

Brian Bishop (3-1) pitched five scoreless innings to earn the victory, allowing three hits while striking out three and walking four. The Cougars turned four double plays while Bishop was pitching.

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Ventura 8, Santa Barbara City 6--Adrian Gascon’s two-run home run in a five-run fourth inning gave the Pirates a one-run lead as Ventura rallied to win a WSC game over visiting Santa Barbara City.

Manny Mosqueda and Andy Super also hit two-run home runs for Ventura (15-17, 7-13).

Chris Cicuto added three hits and Jason Watkins had two hits and three stolen bases for Ventura.

Glendale 4, Bakersfield 3--Wes Hutchison threw a six-hitter, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four in a WSC South Division game at Glendale.

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Eli Albertson had three hits and an RBI and Jesse Mitchell hit a home run for the Vaqueros (23-13, 14-8).

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CS Northridge 5-1, CS Sacramento 0-4--Ashlie Hayes had two hits to lead the Matadors to a victory in the first game of a Big West Conference doubleheader split with Cal State Sacramento at Northridge.

Augrista Belford hit a home run in the fifth inning and scored once in a three-run second inning for Northridge (32-17, 17-9).

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In the second game, Sacramento tagged Northridge starter Veronica Lopez (1-1) for three runs in the third inning. Nanci Block paced the Hornets (23-20, 13-13) with two hits and one RBI.

Pierce 8, Glendale 5--Charlotte Ali went four for four and had an RBI triple for Pierce (15-15, 9-4) in a WSC game at Scholl Canyon Park in Glendale.

Amber Gutierrez, Jennifer DelReal and Tammy Wilhite each had two hits for Pierce, with Wilhite hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

Bakersfield 3, Canyons 1--Alanna Gomez was three for three and Crystal Curren had a run-scoring single for Canyons (12-12, 8-4) but the Cougars dropped a WSC South Division game at College of the Canyons.

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Bakersfield (21-3-1) scored twice with two out in the top of the seventh on three singles and an error.

La Verne 5, Cal Lutheran 2--Mandy Comer’s home run for Cal Lutheran (23-17, 12-2) tied the score in the sixth inning of a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament round-robin game at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

La Verne is 18-8 overall and 11-3 in conference play.

In an earlier game, Cal Lutheran won 2-0 over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (20-11, 9-5), allowing pitcher Kathy Proffitt to improve to 15-9.

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