Cal State Northridge scored seven runs in the second inning and went on to defeat Biola, 15-3, Thursday at Cal State Northridge for the Matadors' seventh consecutive victory.
Right fielder Darren Dyt keyed the second inning with a three-run home run. He finished with four hits and four runs batted in.
Adrian Mendoza and Ricky Helland also hit home runs for the Matadors (19-7).
Three Matadors pitched three innings each in the combined nine-hitter. Jim DiBiase (2-2) went the first three innings, allowing just a first-inning single. Jeff Martin worked the last three to earn his first save.
Brett Campbell hit a two-run home run for Biola (22-10).
Pierce 22, Santa Barbara 3--Barry Zito struck out 17 batters and pitched a five-hitter in the Brahmas' Western State Conference victory at Pierce.
Barry Matthews had three hits and three RBIs, and Josh Harris added two doubles and three RBIs for Pierce.
Glendale 5, Hancock 2--John Campanella had a home run in the second inning for the Vaqueros in a WSC victory at Glendale.
Gerald De La Pena (4-0) gave up one run and six hits for Glendale (18-8, 9-3) over eight innings.
Ventura 8, Hancock 1--Stefan Pongratz (12-0) defeated Steve DuBronsky, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 singles for the Pirates (8-4, 7-2) at Hancock.
Ilian Iankov, the Pirates' No. 1 singles player beat Scott McKenna, 6-1, 6-1, and is undefeated in conference play.
USC 4, Pepperdine 3--The Waves (17-5) got singles victories at No. 2 by Brad Sceney, No. 3 by Robert Lindstedt and at No. 6 by Anthony Ross, but lost the doubles point and the match when only the No. 3 pairing of Eni Ghidirmic and Michael Jessup could manage a victory at USC (13-3).
CS Northridge d. San Diego State, 16-14, 15-12, 15-9--Junior Mosones had 20 kills for the Matadors (7-12, 3-11) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at Northridge.
Brian Hughlett had 15 kills for Northridge, which had a .356 hitting percentage.
Josh Sanders, a transfer from Northridge, had three kills for the Aztecs (6-14, 4-11).