College Roundup: UCI takes series against Hawaii


UC Irvine 4, Hawaii 1

IRVINE — Matt Whitehouse struck out a career-high nine batters for the No. 27 Anteaters who clinched the series in the Big West Conference game Saturday.

The lefty (3-2) dealt 7 2/3 innings, walking two and holding Hawaii to two hits. Whitehouse pitched seven shutout frames before an unearned run would score in the eighth.

Chris Rabago paced the 'Eater offense, tying a season-high with three hits and scoring twice. Dominique Taylor launched a two-run home run, his second of the year in the seventh and finished the day two for three with two runs batted in and a run scored.

Race Parmenter entered in the ninth inning and set down three straight batters on seven pitches to record save No. 6 for UCI (19-8, 2-3 in conference).

Hawaii is 7-20, 2-3.

The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.


Orange Coast 4, Santa Ana 2

COSTA MESA — The Pirates swept the Dons in a three-game regular-season series for the first time since 1971 after Saturday's Orange Empire Conference win Saturday.

In 1971 OCC lost in the playoffs to Santa Ana.

Cristian Salina (two runs), Manny Argomaniz (one run) and Danny Jimenez each went two for four. Salina and Jimenez had one batted in each for the Pirates (20-8, 8-5 in conference).

The Dons are 18-9, 5-8.



SANTA CLARITA — Bryce Arroyo finished with three total hits for Vanguard, which was swept, as The Master's won, 9-4, and, 5-2, in Golden State Athletic Conference action Saturday.

Arroyo and Jordan Mould (one run batted in) both went two for four in the first game for the Lions (16-24, 9-18 in conference).

The Master's is 32-11, 22-8.



UC Irvine def. Pacific

IRVINE — All-American outside hitter Kevin Tillie led all players with 16 kills while hitting .609 (16-2-23) and recording three block assists to lead the No. 4-ranked Anteaters to a 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win at Crawford Court Saturday.

UCI (20-6, 17-6 in the MPSF), which won its third straight, hit a season-high .515 with 41 kills and just six errors in 68 attempts.

Freshman Kyle Russell had 10 kills, two aces and a career and match-high five digs, while junior Scott Kevorken totaled five kills, an ace and a match-high four total blocks. Opposite Zack La Cavera hit .583 on seven kills in 12 attempts without an error. Setter Chris Austin racked up 31 set assists, four digs and two block assists.

Pacific is 8-17, 5-16.

The Anteaters play host to No. 10 Cal State Northridge Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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