Nacapoy has smashing debut

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.

Chad Nacapoy (Crescenta Valley High, 2007) junior, Cal State Los Angeles baseball: The former standout backstop for the Falcons didn't waste any time in showcasing his offensive skills for the Golden Eagles.

Nacapoy began his stint as a Golden Eagle with an impressive day at the plate on Thursday, hitting a pair of home runs in Cal State L.A.'s season-opening 8-5 win over Saint Martin's.

Nacapoy hit solo home runs in the third and seventh innings and continued his hot hitting when Cal State L.A. beat Saint Martin's 7-3 on Saturday afternoon by hitting another pair of home runs. This time around, Nacapoy had a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo dinger in the sixth.

Nacapoy's started all three games for the 2-1 Golden Eagles and has five runs, five runs batted in and a .429 on-base percentage.

Nacapoy isn't the only local having success with the Golden Eagles, as Hoover High graduate Brian Moon has also started three games as an infielder and has five hits, four runs and socked a homer in the team's opener against Saint Martin's.

Moon is a senior transfer from Stanford, while Nacapoy transferred from Brigham Young University.

CSLA is back on the field at 2 p.m. today at home against Cal Baptist.

Andrea Kropp (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2010) freshman, Princeton swimming: Kropp continued her torrid rookie campaign as Princeton notched its 38th consecutive win on Friday, defeating Columbia, 196-104, to finish the Ivy League regular season undefeated.

Kropp played a part in three victories, doubling with wins in the 200-yard butterfly and the 100 individual medley, while aiding the 200 medley relay squad's win to open the day.

Kropp and the medley relay team won in 1 minute 45.14 seconds.

In the 200 fly, Kropp clocked a winning time of 2:01.82, while swimming to victory in the IM in 1:00.15.

Next up for Kropp and Co. is the Ivy League Championship meet, which takes place Feb. 24-26. Princeton will attempt to win its 10th Ivy League crown in the last 12 seasons.

Kevin Dultz (Glendale Community College, 2009) senior, San Francisco State baseball: Dultz, who's the starting catcher and a reliever for the Gators, has shown off his all-around game early this season.

Dultz had a pair of hits, an RBI and notched a two-inning save in San Francisco's 3-2 win over Fresno Pacific on Saturday in the second game of a double-header.

Dultz allowed one hit and no runs over two innings, while striking out two.

On the season, San Francisco State is 3-0 and Dultz has been a major contributor, starting in all three games as the team's No. 3 hitter.

He's hitting .364 with four hits in 11 at-bats. Out of the bullpen he's sporting a 0.00 earned-run average after the one aforementioned appearance.

Hoover High graduate Jason Ochart, also a Glendale college transfer, is also on the squad and has started and played in one game in which he went 0 for two with a sacrifice.

Ochart, Dultz and the Gators return to action on Friday to start a three-game set with Menlo College.

Yumi So (Crescenta Valley High, 2009) sophomore, USC swimming: So turned in a solid performance on Jan. 29 against Stanford, the top-ranked team in the nation, but No. 3 USC still found itself on the wrong end of a 161.5-136.6 tally.

USC, which is 8-2 overall and 2-2 in the Pacific-10 Conference, began the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute 39.85 seconds with So swimming the third leg. So and the 400 freestyle relay team ended the meet with a victory as well, as So led off for the team, which took first in 3:26.36.

So finished second in the 200 butterfly in 1:59.13, just behind Stanford freshman Felicia Lee (1:59.11). She also swam to a fourth-place finish in 54.30 in the 100 butterfly.

So and the Trojans will face off with archrival UCLA at 1 p.m. Saturday at USC McDonald's Swim Stadium.

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