Carlson, Yuhl lead Pirates past Rustlers

HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The bat of Chris Carlson and the right arm of Keegan Yuhl helped propel the Orange Coast College baseball team back into the "win" column on Saturday with an 11-3 win over Golden West, in an Orange Empire Conference matchup played at GWC.
 
Carlson tied a school record by going 5-for-5 with three run scored and an RBI. Seventeen other OCC players have recorded five hits in a game -- most recently by Matt Moynihan against Allan Hancock in last year's Southern California Regional Playoffs.
 
Bijan Rademacher went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and five RBI, while Joel Licon clubbed his second home run as part of a three-hit, four-run, two-RBI afternoon.
 
That support was more than enough for Yuhl who recorded his state-best sixth victory of the year (6-0). The sophomore righty threw seven strong innings and allowed two unearned runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
 
After being held in check by the Fullerton Hornets on Thursday, the Pirates (17-2-1, 4-1 in OEC) came out swinging early and scored four runs in the top of the first and added four more in the top of the fourth to take control of the game.

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