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Vaquero bats stay hot in 11-8 road win

Seventh-year head coach Jeff Walker chalked up his 150th win on Tuesday. Walker has led the Vaqueros to three WSC North titles and six straight playoff appearances. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Seventh-year head coach Jeff Walker chalked up his 150th win on Tuesday. Walker has led the Vaqueros to three WSC North titles and six straight playoff appearances. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

SBCC built leads of 5-1, 8-3 and 11-3 on Tuesday on the way to an 11-8 baseball win at Fullerton.

The Vaqueros (8-5) won their third straight. They scored a season-high 25 on Saturday and have tallied 11 or more in four of the last five games.

Phil Quartararo went 3-5 with two RBIs and Nicholas Prainito was 3-5. John Jensen had a two-run single in a five-run second inning and Jake Holton drilled his second homer – a two-out, two-run shot in the eighth that stretched the lead to 11-3.

Brett Vansant, a 6-foot-9 right-hander, was sharp for SBCC, allowing three runs (none earned) on six hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Tate Brock was 3-4 with two RBIs for the Hornets (6-7).

Fullerton scored four in the eighth and one in the ninth to get within three.

"We scored 11 runs and got a nice road win against a good Orange Empire team," said coach Jeff Walker after notching his 150th win. He's 150-103 in seven seasons.

The Vaqueros will play a home-and-home with El Camino (7-5) on Thursday in Torrance and Saturday at Pershing Park at 1 p.m.