Bobby Hamelin had three hits, including his fifth home run of the season, and eight RBIs to lead Rancho Santiago College to an 18-6 victory over College of the Desert Thursday in the first round of the Riverside baseball tournament.
Hamelin, a sophomore transfer from UCLA, singled in a run in the first, walked with the bases loaded in the third, hit a three-run double in the fifth and a three-run home run in the eighth.
Kraig Washington had four hits and Todd Lloyd, Rich Gonzales and Mike Gonzales had two hits and two RBIs each for Rancho Santiago (9-0), which had 19 hits.
In the Chaffey Tournament:
Saddleback 7, Rio Hondo 6--Saddleback scored twice in the seventh to tie the score, 6-6, and once in the eight for the first-round victory. Chris Latham and Keith Hatch singled in the eighth and Latham scored on an error off a ball hit by Carl Watkins. Jason Nigro had a sacrifice and Matt Lundin an RBI single in the seventh.