Steve Nichols paced a six-run second inning with a grand slam Wednesday as Cal State Los Angeles defeated UC Irvine, 9-3, in a nonconference game at Los Angeles.
Nichols went 3 for 4 with five RBIs.
Steve Polverini was the winning pitcher. Brett Martin was the loser.
Devon Shockley hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to account for the Anteaters' only scoring. CSLA is 4-7. UCI is 5-6-1.
In other action:
USIU 5, Southern California College 0--Ryan Long pitched the shutout for the Gulls in San Diego. USIU is 3-10. SCC (5-4) plays at Cal State Dominguez Hills today.
In the Cypress Kiwanis Tournament:
Golden West 4, Grossmont 2--Rustlers Coach Fred Hoover posted the 400th career win with a first-round victory at Golden West. The Rustlers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to win it. A two-run single by Eric Shirley broke a 2-2 tie to put the Rustlers (3-2) into the lead for good. Steve Hunt picked up the win. Hoover's record at Golden West is 400-240.