Orange Coast 7, Cuesta 1
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sophomore shortstop Manny Argomaniz drove in three runs to pace five Pirates who had two hits in the nonconference season opener Friday at Cuesta College.
Argomaniz was two for four and scored a run as Evan Porcella worked five shutout innings to earn the pitching victory.
Sophomores Ricky Navarro and Zach Nehrir were two for three, while sophomore Danny Jiminez and freshman Cody Bruder were both two for five. Jiminez and Nehrir each had one run batted in, as did freshman Cristian Salina, who was one for four and scored twice.
Porcella allowed four hits and walked two, while sophomore Garrett Hartwell worked two innings of hitless relief.
OCC, ranked No. 3 in Southern California, and No. 4-ranked Cuesta are scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday.
Arizona Christian 5, Vanguard 2
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Senior center fielder Matt Avery went two for four with one home run and senior shortstop Bryce Arroyo was two for four to lead the visiting Lions in Vanguard's Golden State Athletic Conference opener on Friday.
Travis Tomsen allowed three earned runs on six hits in five innings to absorb the loss and fall to 1-1 for Vanguard (2-1, 0-1 in conference).
Vanguard had all five of the game's errors and was outhit, 9-8.
Arizona Christian, a first-year GSAC member, is 2-2, 2-2.
Santa Barbara def. Orange Coast
SANTA BARBARA — The visiting Pirates fell, 26-24, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, in the nonconference match Friday.
Both teams are now 1-1.
OCC plays host to El Camino Tuesday at 6 p.m.