The teams play the second game of a four-game series today at Scolinos Field at 2 p.m. CAL STATE SOFTBALL The Cal State San Bernardino softball team swept a doubleheader from Hope International, winning 12-1 and 14-2 with both games shortened by the mercy rule. Kaiser graduate Maddie Pulido got the win in the opener, giving up just one run and five hits. Leslie Carrasco, Megan Spano, Crystal Fraijo and Pulido had two hits each with Carrasco supplying a two-run home run. Carrasco added a three-run homer in the second game and finished 5-for-6 on the day with five RBI. Michelle Calderon and Jordan Dahl also powered the offense, each with a three-run homer. The Coyotes (13-11) return to conference play Saturday, playing host to Cal State Bakersfield in a doubleheader starting at noon. RCC BASEBALL Rene Escobar hit for the cycle, going 4-for-6 with eight RBI and four runs to lead Riverside Community College past host Irvine 19-2 in Orange Empire Conference play. Miller grad Reyes Dorado went four innings to pick up the win for RCC (15-6, 3-1). Etiwanda’s Matt Clark contributed three hits and Colony’s Jeff Newman had two. CHAFFEY-SBVC BASEBALL Ryan Delgado went 4-for-4 with eight RBIs and scored once as the Panthers (12-8, 4-0) defeated San Bernardino Valley 17-0. Joe Gwin went 3-for-5 with two triples for the Panthers, who meet up again with Valley for a doubleheader Saturday. Alex Caldera pitched six shutout innings and only allowed three hits for Chaffey. MT. SAC SOFTBALL The Mounties (17-2, 2-0) defeated Long Beach 11-2 led by Kadie Baldwin who went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Mt. SAC will play at Riverside tonight at 7 p.m. MT. SAC BASEBALL Jake Seifman was 4-for-6 with five RBI, and Richie Escalera was 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs as the Mounties (12-11 overall, 2-3 South Coast Conference) rallied from a 10-9 eighth-inning deficit to down Los Angeles City (1-14, 0-4), 14-10. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The loss was the eighth straight for Cal Poly (7-12 overall, 1-8 California Collegiate Athletic Association). San Bernardino improved to 13-7, 9-4. Matt Long (3-1) pitched an eight-hitter for the Coyotes, striking out five and walking three, after pitching out of some early jams. Cal Poly Pomona didn’t take advantage of its offensive opportunities, while Cal State San Bernardino’s Brad Croxton hit a 3-run homer to snap a 1-1 tie and give the Coyotes a 5-1 victory over Cal Poly at Pomona’s Scolinos Field on Thursday. “We’re just waiting for something bad to happen instead of making something good happen,” Cal Poly coach Mike Ashman said. “He started flicking his breaking ball over for strikes,” Coyotes coach Don Parnell said. “And he’s got real good velocity on it.” The Broncos were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position before Kirk Gross’ third-inning single gave them a 1-0 lead. Cal Poly did not get a runner into scoring position the rest of the game. Kyle Walton tied the game with a solo homer, just inside the left-field foul pole with one out in the fourth. In the fifth, after a throwing error by third baseman Gross and a single by Patrick Walker to start the inning, Croxton belted a three-run homer to center off of Bryan Hanes (0-3). Cal Poly’s Gross was playing in his first game since breaking his hand last month, and was 1-for-3 with a walk. Bryan Hart was 3-for-4 for the Coyotes, while Kyle Boggio had a hit and two walks for Cal Poly.
Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is confident he can rediscover the form he displayed in his breakthrough season in 2013-14 and feature more regularly for the club.The 20-year-old scored four goals and had five assists in 27 Premier League appearances during the period but had a hard time last season after failing to find the back of the net.Januzaj saw his shot go in off the far post on Friday as he scored the winner in his club’s 1-0 victory over Aston Villa, giving him much-needed confidence.”I’d not played for a long time, so I was happy to score my first goal of the season (against Villa),” Januzaj said ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Belgian Pro League champions Club Brugge.Also read: Januzaj scores as Manchester United seal three points at Vill”I’m happy to play and give everything for the manager and the club.”The Belgian, whose star has waned at Old Trafford since he burst on to the scene as one of the game’s young diamonds, has also been linked in the media with a loan move to Sunderland but he felt he was close to his best again.”It can happen, but this year is another year so I’m ready to get back to my best and do everything that I can do,” Januzaj said.”Of course (I’m improving); the manager has spoken to me a few times and I felt that I haven’t been myself but I hadn’t had many games, so hopefully I can play more this year.”advertisement