IRVINE — The No. 21-ranked Anteaters swept the nonconference doubleheader, winning 3-1 and 8-7, on Saturday.

Junior pitcher Matt Whitehouse (2-0) went the distance in the first game. He allowed one run, three hits, one walk, and struck out five.

In the second game, UCI (9-2) scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to come from behind and win.

Dominique Taylor drove in the game-winning run with a hit over the left fielder's head. Taylor went two for four with two runs batted in.



Pacific 65, UC Irvine 53

IRVINE — Sophomore forward Camille Buckley finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Anteaters to topple the top team in the Big West Conference on Saturday.

UCI suffered its second straight conference setback and dropped to 5-11 in Big West play. The Anteaters are trying to finish in the top eight in the conference to qualify for the Big West Tournament.

UCI shares the eighth spot with Cal State Fullerton.

Anete Klintsone had 10 points and three assists for the Anteaters, who are 9-19 overall.



All-UC Meet

IRVINE — James Sewell led UC Irvine in the outdoor season-opening All-UC Meet at Anteater Stadium Saturday.

Sewell won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.45 and he placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.83. He also ran a leg on UCI's first-place 4x400 relay (3:16.79) that also included Matt Tyson, Duane Solomon and Julian Lujan.

Teammate Cameron Vaca was second in the 400 hurdles (55.02) and third in the 110 hurdles (15.28). Kyle Hubbard was third in the 400 hurdles (56.44) and fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.28).

Riley Martin was second in the 800 meters (1:54.93) and third in the 1500 meters (3:56.40) as Sam Hyams finished second in the 1500 in 3:55.67.