Longo Garcia pitched a one-hit complete game Thursday to lead Orange Coast College to a 2-1 win over Cypress in the Pirates' South Coast Conference opener at OCC.
Garcia (2-1) allowed a leadoff single to Mark Baca, who later scored the Chargers' only run when Garcia walked Pat Longo with the bases loaded.
The Pirates (9-4) scored their runs in the fourth inning. Joey James and Ralph Ramirez singled and James scored on a double by Mike Lujan. Ramirez, who had two hits, scored what turned out to be the winning run when Gordon Staub grounded out.
Garcia struck out seven and walked eight. Rob Jones (4-2) took the loss for Cypress.
In other South Coast Conference action:
Cerritos 7, Fullerton 2--John Marshall (1-0) pitched five strong innings in relief to lead the defending state champion Falcons at Cerritos.