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College Baseball : SCC Surprises Cal State Fullerton, 9-8 : Victory Gives Vanguards Their First Win Over Titans in 12 Years

April 18, 1985

For the first time in 12 years, the Southern California College baseball team defeated Cal State Fullerton, 9-8, Wednesday at Fullerton.

The victory was the second time in two weeks that the Vanguards have defeated an NCAA Division 1 team. Earlier this month, SCC, a NAIA team, defeated UC Irvine, 9-5, at Irvine.

A four-run second inning gave the Vanguards (28-14-2) a 6-2 lead. The Titans (25-24-1) scored twice in the ninth inning to make it close.

Shortstop Dave Turney's two-run single sparked the Vanguard's four-run second inning. Ron Nelson also had a second inning RBI to bring his RBI season total to 47.

Relief pitcher Edwardo Andrews (5-9) was credited with the save for SCC.

In other action:

UC Irvine 7, United States International University 4--Bob Perry's two-run homer keyed a three-run sixth inning to lead the Anteaters to the nonconference victory Wednesday at Irvine.

Perry was 2 for 3 and had three RBIs for Irvine (19-20-1). UCI's Brady Anderson hit his eighth homer of the season with a solo shot in the seventh.

David Trussell (3-2) picked up the win and Bo Kent earned his fourth save for UCI.

The Gulls (15-18-1) outhit the Anteaters, 12-10.

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