UC Irvine 4, Pacific 2

IRVINE — The host Anteaters moved a step closer to earning at least a share of the Big West Conference title as Ryan Cheung, Tyler Pham and Jacob Jung won in singles and doubles on Saturday.

UCI (8-16, 4-1 in conference) can tie Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for the top spot in the standings with a victory over UC Davis on Sunday. Since UCI defeated Cal Poly, which finished its conference season with a win at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and is 5-1, the Anteaters would earn the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, should they finished tied for first.

If UCI, which plays host to UC Davis at 10 a.m. loses on Sunday, Cal Poly would claim the title outright.

Pacific is now 13-8, 3-2.




COSTA MESA — Breanne Gomez went three for four with three runs batted in in a 5-0 Game 1 win over Hope International and Kari Bergerson was two for four with two RBIs in the 4-3 second game victory for the Lions in Golden State Athletic Conference play Saturday.

Kimberly Skoglund went four for seven with one RBI in the two games combined for Vanguard (34-22, 11-6 in conference).

Rachel Stalford tossed a three-hit shutout to improve to 10-9 in the first game.

Hope International is 29-21, 7-9.