UC Irvine 5, Alabama State 3
HOUSTON — Senior first baseman Jordon Fox went two for two with two runs batted in and sophomore Phil Ferragamo pitched four scoreless innings of one-hit relief to pace the Anteaters in the season opener at the Urban Invitational at Minute Maid Park.
Senior Ronnie Shaeffer, junior Scott Gottschling and freshman Jerry McClanahan each drove in one run for UCI, which has won six straight season openers.
Ferragamo struck out two and did not walk a batter to earn the win. Starter Crosby Slaught allowed no earned runs in two innings, while Mitch Merten earned the save by getting the final out.
UCI plays Southern on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Cypress 58, Orange Coast 28
COSTA MESA — The Pirates had their second-lowest point total in school history after losing the Orange Empire Conference game Friday.
OCC scored 24 in a game March 2, 1978 vs. San Diego Mesa.
Tessie Pikula and Jenna Arnett scored seven points each for OCC (11-18, 3-9 in conference). Cypress (19-10, 10-2) won the OEC title.
Orange Coast 78, Cypress 74
COSTA MESA — Will Ligon scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Friday.
Darnell Banks had 12 points and eight rebounds for OCC (9-19, 4-8 in conference).
Cypress is 9-18, 2-10.
Fresno Pacific 9, Vanguard 0
COSTA MESA — The Lions were shut out in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
No. 8-ranked Vanguard is 2-3, 1-1 in conference.
Fresno Pacific is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA.
Fresno Pacific 7, Vanguard 2
COSTA MESA — Gabriela Bergmanova won at No. 1 singles for the Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference match Friday.
No. 9-ranked Vanguard is 1-2, 1-1 in conference.
Fresno Pacific is ranked No. 2.