Orange Coast def. San Diego Mesa
SAN DIEGO — Jimmy Webb had 14 kills and three blocks as the Pacific Coast Conference champion Pirates wrapped up conference play Friday night with a 25-14, 25-18, 25-18 win on the road.
Trevor Burr had three service aces and seven digs for OCC (18-1, 11-1 in conference), which has earned a first-round bye in the state playoffs.
OCC will play either Irvine Valley College or Long Beach City College in a state semifinal April 23 at 7 p.m., at Santiago Canyon College.
Orange Coast 10, Fullerton 1
Sophomore first baseman Chris Iriart slugged his state-leading eighth home run, Cody Bruder drove in three runs and three pitchers combined to help the host Pirates prevail in the Orange Empire Conference game Friday.
With the win, OCC (24-9, 12-7 in conference) moves into a first-place tie with Santa Ana with two conference games remaining. The Pirates, who topped Fullerton, 5-0 on Thursday, are one game ahead of Saddleback, Cypress and Riverside.
OCC plays Friday at home against College of the Desert, then closes out conference play against seventh-place Golden West (Tuesday at home and Thursday in Huntington Beach).
Fullerton is 19-13, 9-10.
Senior Andrew Morales' scoreless inning streak ended at 31 2/3 innings, but the right-hander struck out nine and improved to 7-0 in a Big West Conference game at Anteater Ballpark on Friday.
Morales held the Matadors scoreless for the first six innings, before allowing a run with one out in the sixth. During his seven-inning outing, Morales did not walk a batter and gave up two runs on five hits, his first runs he has allowed at home this season.
Jerry McClanahan drove in two runs with a hit, giving UCI (22-11, 6-1 in conference) a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning.
Connor Spencer, who went two for four, brought in two runs with a triple in the fifth. The Anteaters scored four in the inning to take a 6-0 lead.
The Matadors (13-20, 2-5) rallied for five runs in two of the last three innings, before Sam Moore picked up his 14th save of the season.
The Anteaters resume the series against the Matadors at home on Saturday at 1 p.m.