Brandon Hoalton gave up one run on four hits in seven innings, and Brian Martineau struck out four of the seven batters he faced as Rancho Santiago defeated East Los Angeles, 8-1, Saturday in the Dons' baseball season opener at the South Bay Classic tournament at Harbor College.
Mike Bellovich and Joe Fraser each went two for three and hit two-run home runs Rancho Santiago.
In the Citrus-Rio Hondo baseball tournament:
Citrus 4, Orange Coast 1--Nick Valencia and Brian Igoe had two hits apiece for Orange Coast (0-1). Bobby Sanchez went six innings, giving up six hits and striking out four, for Citrus (1-0).
In the Fresno City baseball tournament:
Golden West 17, Santa Rosa 1--Tom Fill had a triple, drove in two runs and scored three as Golden West (3-1) advanced to the semifinals.
In an earlier game, Rich Hughes was three for three with three runs batted in, and Shawn Allbee gave up eight hits and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings as Golden West defeated Merced, 10-6.