Six UCI pitchers combined to surrender nine hits and no earned runs to lower the staff earned-run average from 1.46 to 1.25 after eight games. Senior Jimmy Litchfield got the final out of the 11th to earn the win.

It was the third straight victory for UCI (5-3) and win No.1,001 in Division I for Coach Mike Gillespie.

UCI had two hits heading into the ninth.

Cassolato was two for three with an RBI to pace UCI's six-hit attack.

LMU is 2-6.

Orange Coast 4, Southwestern 0

CHULA VISTA — The visiting Pirates improved to 12-2 by posting their eighth consecutive victory on Tuesday.

No statistics were available at press time.


UC Irvine Invitational

SANTA ANA — UC Irvine senior Ronnie Valerio topped the eight-place Anteaters with an individual finish of 27th at the event concluded Tuesday at the Santa Ana Country Club.

UCI shot 922 as a team over 54 holes in the 13-team tournament that was won by Stanford (864).

Valerio finished at 14-over-par 230. UCI's Sara Banke (32nd in 231) and Kaley In (36th in 232) also finished in the top 50.


Jones Invitational

SOMIS, Calif. — The UC Irvine men finished ninth in the event that concluded Tuesday at Saticoy Country Club.

UCI's 54-hole team total was 931, 50 shots behind victorious San Diego State.

Sophomore Jacob Schulze led the Anteaters with a 36th-place finish at 233.