Mike Bumstead's first home run for Cal State Northridge could not have been more timely.
Bumstead's leadoff shot off of Noel Clark in the 11th inning Thursday gave the Matadors a 6-5 nonconference baseball victory over Portland at Northridge.
Adrian Mendoza (1-0) loaded the bases in the top of the inning but recorded three of his four strikeouts to escape.
Portland (9-8) scored twice in the 10th off Merrill Dunn, the second run scoring on a passed ball after Mendoza came in to pitch.
Tim Arroyo's two-run double in the 10th tied the game, 5-5, for the Matadors (9-13).
Northridge d. Rutgers, 7-15, 15-4, 15-9, 15-7--Eckhard Walter had 22 kills to lead the host Matadors to a nonconference victory.
Junior Mosones had 17 kills and J.P. Jandreau added 16 for Northridge (7-10).
Rutgers is 7-11.
Calabasas 12, Campbell Hall 6--Nick Weiss swept three sets at No. 1 singles for the Coyotes (4-4) in a nonleague victory at Valley College.
Weiss defeated Adam Zunder, 6-3, defeated Michael Sands, 6-0, and defeated Matt Richards, 6-1.
Westlake 16, Agoura 2--Alex Yaftali and Narbe Zohrabi each swept three sets at the top two singles spots for the host Warriors in a Marmonte League match.
Agoura is 4-1, 2-1.
Matt Pardee and Aaron Bert surrendered only two games in three sets at No. 1 doubles for Westlake (3-0, 2-0).
Crespi 16, Valencia 2--Stephen Amritraj and Mike Smith each swept three sets in singles, and Hutson Olsen and Steven Bondy swept at No. 1 doubles for the Celts (5-0) at Valencia (2-3).
Simi Valley d. Thousand Oaks, 18-16, 6-15, 15-6, 15-8--Jon Moreno had 20 kills, and brothers Tyler and Ryan Meek combined for 33 kills for the Pioneers in a Marmonte League victory at Thousand Oaks.
Royal d. Westlake, 15-6, 15-1, 15-10--David Russell had nine kills and four blocks for the host Highlanders (5-0, 3-0) in a Marmonte victory over Westlake (3-1, 0-1).