OXNARD — Hancock College's baseball squad lost 6-2 at Oxnard College Thursday, missing a chance to move into sole possession of first place.
However, the Bulldogs are still in the thick of the Western State Conference North Division race.
That's because the six WSC North teams' conference records range from 7-6 to 5-8. The Bulldogs dropped to 18-16, 7-7 with the loss. The Condors improved to 11-21, 5-8.
At press time, Moorpark, Santa Barbara City College and Ventura were all 7-6 in the WSC North, and Hancock and Cuesta were both 7-7, with six conference games left.
Hancock's hitters were quiet against Oxnard starter Anthony Magadaleno and reliever Jason Gomez. The Bulldogs had just seven hits. Magadaleno pitched the first six innings and Gomez pitched the last three.
The Bulldogs had just one earned run.
Oxnard rang up five runs in the sixth as the Condors snapped a 1-1 tie. Noah Goss singled in two runs and Colin Freeman singled home another. One run scored on a wild pitch and another scored on a balk.
Jake Shusterich had the lone RBI hit for Hancock, a single in the fifth that tied the game briefly for the Bulldogs.
Goss, Freeman and Antonio Gonzalez all had two hits for Oxnard. Josh Harmonay and Brendan Gomez had two hits each for Hancock. The Bulldogs will play a 1 p.m. WSC North game at Moorpark Saturday.
Arroyo Grande 441, St. Joseph 496
Medalist Owen Avrit shot a 75, leading the Eagles to a PAC 8 League win over St. Joseph (4-6, all league matches) in a PAC 8 League match at Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande.
Teammates Ben Feldman (84), Thomas Murray (92), Henry Havemose (94) and Grant Ginter (96) followed for the Eagles.
Luke Adam led St. Joseph with a 79. Grant Sena (98), Caleb Rodriguez (99), Henry Adam (110) and Grayson Arnsdorf (110) followed for the Knights.
Orcutt Academy 14, Santa Maria 4
The Spartans defeated the Saints in a Los Padres League match at Hancock College to move to 5-7, 3-6.
Orcutt freshman Aidan Croley swept his singles sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-0. Tandems Troy Fulton and Kyle Quinlan, and William Jin and Kenyon Childs each swept three doubles sets for the Spartans.
Arroyo Grande 17, Paso Robles 1
The Eagles (12-3, 10-1) rolled to a PAC 8 League win over the Bearcats.
Austin Bricker and Dylan Black swept their doubles sets 6-2, 6-1, 6-0. Connor Angle won two of his three singles sets and garnered a 7-6 (5) win over the Bearcats' No. 1 singles player.
St. Joseph 3, Pioneer Valley 2
The Knights edged the Panthers, winning the last set 16-14, in a PAC 8 League match at St. Joseph.
No other details were available.