After missing one chance to win in the final inning, Chapman took advantage of another and defeated Portland, 7-6, in a seven-inning nonconference baseball game Sunday at Hart Park in Orange.
The game was supposed to be part of a doubleheader, but the second game was called because of rain.
Portland had scored twice in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, but Chapman came back in its half of the inning when junior Jason White hit his third home run of the season to tie it, 6-6.
Junior Larry Stahlhoefer followed White's homer with a double. Kevin Cook then singled sharply to left field, but Stahlhoefer was thrown out at the plate. Cook advanced to second on the play. Cook scored the winning run on a throwing error by Portland third baseman Geoff Loomis on a hit by Cliff Anderson.
Chapman is 13-7. Portland is 5-4-1.
In another nonconference game:
CS Fullerton 19, Southern Utah 0 (8 innings, rain)--Fullerton (14-4) completed its three-game sweep of Southern Utah (1-15) at Amerige Park in Fullerton. The Titans won Friday, 7-0, and Saturday, 11-2.
Jeff Ferguson had four hits, including a double, and drove in three runs for Fullerton, which won its seventh consecutive game.
Jason Moler had a two-run home run in the first inning and added two doubles to finish with four runs batted in. It was his fourth home run of the season.
Also for the Titans, Tony Banks had a double and a two-run home run (his fifth) and Bret Hemphill had three hits, including a three-run home run (his third).
James Popoff (2-1) pitched the first two innings for the victory as Fullerton's seven pitchers combined to allow one hit.
Fullerton plays host to USC at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Amerige Park.
In nonconference softball:
Cal Poly Pomona 6-2, Cal State Fullerton 3-3--Pomona rallied for six runs in the seventh inning in the first game but the host Titans scored one in the seventh of the second game to earn a split.
Tracy Noggle hit into a fielder's choice with the bases loaded to score the winning run in the second game for the Titans (10-8). Pomona is 12-4.