Orange Coast 14, Saddleback 5--Joey James hit a three-run home run in the third, his sixth of the season, to lead the Pirates (1-0, 14-4) at Saddleback.
James went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and scored two runs. Teammate Mike Misuraca went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Jim Foley (4-1) gave up 4 hits and 8 walks and struck out 3 in 5 innings, and Jim Dedrick gave up two hits and struck out one in the final 3 innings for the save.
Jason Nigro went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Gauchos (0-1, 5-6).
In the South Coast Conference:
Golden West 20, Compton 1--George Lazalde, Darrin Tomasick and Dave Solorzano each had three hits to lead the Rustlers (5-3, 9-5) at Huntington Beach.