FULLERTON — The visiting Anteaters scored four in the fifth to reverse a 2-0 deficit, but the Titans answered with four in the home half of the inning and four more in the sixth to win the rubber game of the Big West Conference series at Goodwin Field.
Junior Crosby Slaught absorbed his first loss as a collegiate starter, allowing five runs on five hits in four innings.
Slaught left with the bases loaded in the fifth and Fullerton right fielder Michael Lorenzen greeted reliever Nick Hoover with a three-run triple to left-center field to turn the tide.
Junior shortstop D.J. Crumlich had two doubles and one run batted in for the Anteaters (20-8, 4-2 in conference), who won the opening game of the series Friday, before dropping two straight.
Fullerton (23-9, 5-1) was ranked No. 12 by Baseball America.
UC Irvine Coach Mike Gillespie said after Sunday's loss that his team's lack of execution in several areas was embarrassing.
UCI plays host to San Diego State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Biola 7, Vanguard 6
LA MIRADA — Kyle Hardman went two for three with three runs batted in and Sean Wilson was two for four with two RBIs for the visiting Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference game Monday.
Vanguard led, 4-2, until Biola scored five in the fourth.
The Lions fell to 17-21, 13-15, while Biola is now 25-14, 19-8.
UC Irvine def.
NORTHRIDGE — Cory Yoder led the visiting Anteaters to their fifth straight victory with a team-best 11 kills in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Saturday.
Yoder hit .556, while Jordan DuFault added eight kills and seven digs and Anthony Spittle collected 30 assists for the then-No. 4-ranked 'Eaters (17-11, 13-8 in conference).
CSUN fell to 7-21, 5-16.
TRACK & FIELD
Big West Challenge Cup
IRVINE — UC Irvine senior Madeline Leduc won the long jump and triple jump to pace the Anteaters Friday at Anteater Stadium.
Leduc leapt 18-81/2 in the long mump and 39-73/4 in the triple jump.
UCI's Breeanca Fleming won the 100 meters in 12.17 seconds and was second in the 200 in 25.17.
Amber Middleton won the 400 hurdles (1 minute, 2.91 seconds) for UCI and was second in the 100 hurdles in 14.10.
Alisha Misiaita won the shot put (46 feet, 91/2 inches) and was third in the discus (139-0).
Ericka Nowell was second in the 400 in 57.74, while UCI teammates Maggie Newton-Neal (2:11.57) and Sakia Sailnuu (2:14.20) were second and third, respectively, in the 800.
UCI's Lauren Freschauf (11-73/4 in the pole vault) and Amber Sangster (144-5 in the discus) both finished second.
Jennica Smith was third in the long jump (17-101/4) and the triple jump (36-9).
UCI was second as a team with 194 points, 19 behind UC Santa Barbara.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Big West Challenge Cup
IRVINE — UC Irvine's Charles Jock won the 400 meters in 48.07 seconds and anchored the winning 1,600 relay Friday at Anteater Stadium.
Sam Hyams (3 minutes, 48.38 seconds in the 1,500), Victor Bonilla (8:27.29 in the 3,000), Brennen Halliday (9:19.52 in the 3,000 steeplechase) and Nick Jennings (16-43/4 in the pole vault) also won events for UCI, which finished third among four teams.
Rex Nelson was second in the 3,000, while third-place finishes were earned by UCI's Colin Hacker (800 and 1,500), Steven Melena (3,000), Napoleon Greene (400 hurdles) and Andy Burich (steeplechase).
WOMEN'S WATER POLO
UC Irvine 11, Pacific 6
STOCKTON — Jessy Cardrey scored three goals to pace the visiting Anteaters in the Big West Conference game Sunday.
Caitlin Haskell had two goals for UCI (16-8, 2-0 in conference), which received six saves from Lauren Davis.
Pacific is 17-11, 1-3.
UC Irvine 9, UC Davis 7
DAVIS — Caitlin Haskell and Olivia Cummins had two goals apiece for the visiting Anteaters in the Big West Conference game Saturday.
Lauren Davis had eight saves for the Anteaters.
COSTA MESA — Kaysie Flasck went two for three with two runs batted in and Patricia Olvera threw 51/3 shutout innings to lead a 7-2 Game 1 victory for the Lions in a Golden State Athletic Conference split with visiting Biola Saturday.
Ariana Atwater was two for four with one RBI, Angela St. Croix drove in two and Amanda Young added an RBI for the Lions in the opener.
Biola won the second game, 4-3, despite Flasck going three for three with two RBIs. St. Croix was two for four with one RBI in the second game for Vanguard (21-21, 2-10 in conference).
Biola is 24-20, 5-7.
Hope International 0
COSTA MESA — The Lions swept all 72 singles games in the Golden State Athletic Conference rout Saturday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.
No. 10-ranked Vanguard (10-7, 8-5 in conference) lost only one game the entire match.
Hope is 0-18, 0-14.
UC Irvine 5,
Cal State Northridge 2
NORTHRIDGE — Kristina Smith and Franziska Goettsching won in singles and doubles for the visiting Anteaters in the Big West Conference match Friday.
Becka Kwan and Hannah Holladay also earned singles wins for the 'Eaters (10-10, 3-3 in conference).
The Matadors fell to 13-9, 2-5.
UC Irvine 5, Portland 1
IRVINE — The host Anteaters won five of six singles matches, including a 6-1, 6-2 triumph in the No. 6 spot by Ryan Mayer to earn their second nonconference home win Saturday.
UCI finished the day 14-5.
Portland is 12-6.
UC Irvine 5,
Saint Mary's 2
IRVINE — Chris Kearney and Stephen Stege won in singles and doubles for the host Anteaters in the morning nonconference match Saturday.
Kearney dispatched his No. 2 singles foe, 6-1, 6-2, then teamed with Stege to win at No. 2 doubles, 8-6.
Stege won at No. 6 singles.
Hope International 0
COSTA MESA — The Lions won all 15 sets in the Golden State Athletic Conference match Saturday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.
Alezandre Piccin (No. 5) and Radek Rosiak (No. 6) earned straight-set singles wins for the No. 10-ranked Lions (6-11, 4-7 in conference).
Hope is 2-16, 0-12.
UC Irvine 6,
Sacramento State 1
IRVINE — Fabian Matthews, Ryan Cheung and Steven Henderson all won in singles and doubles to pace the host Anteaters in the nonconference match Friday.
Matthews and Cheung won at Nos. 3 and 4 singles, respectively, then teamed to win at No. 2 doubles.
Henderson won at No. 5 singles and at No. 1 doubles with Sam Gould.
TEMPE, Ariz. — UC Irvine sophomore Jerry He finished 16th and UCI finished 10th as a team in the event concluded Sunday at Karsten Golf Course.