SANTA ANA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team was its own worst enemy as four costly errors and the right arm of Santa Ana righty Garrett Wilson proved too much to overcome in Friday's 7-6 loss to the host Dons.
Wilson went the distance for Santa Ana (19-7, 8-5 in Orange Empire Conference), allowing six runs (four runs) on eight hits, walking one and striking out three to improve his record to 6-1.
The Pirates (23-3-1, 11-2) remain in first place in the OEC despite the loss. They are three games ahead of the Dons and the Riverside Tigers in the standings with nine games left to play.
OCC committed four errors, which led to three unearned runs in the game. Coast led 5-3 after six innings before a four-run seventh inning did in the Pirates. Tyler Madrid tied the game at 5 and a pair of errors led to Santa Ana's final two runs, which proved to be the difference.
Bijan Rademacher had a triple and home run to go along with three runs scored and an RBI, while Bryan Garza added two hits and four RBI for the Pirates.
Starter Brandon Brennan did not factor into the decision and left after allowing three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings on five hits, five walks and four strikeouts.
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