LANCASTER — The University of Antelope Valley baseball team lost to undefeated Vanguard 8-2 at Antelope Valley College in a non-conference game on Monday.

The Pioneers (1-7) and the Lions (8-0) were scoreless for four innings. 

Vanguard opened the scoring with three runs in the top of the fifth and added five more in the top of the eighth. 

UAV scored its two runs in the bottom of the eighth. 

UAV senior starting pitcher Donovan Bertoncini (0-2) suffered the loss after allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in seven innings.

Senior third baseman Nate Broaddus and sophomore catcher Gerardo Castaneda each hit a double for the Pioneers, while senior designated hitter Mitch Cox picked up his team-leading 14th hit of the season and freshman shortstop Jacob Ogle extended his hitting streak to five games.

UAV will host No. 5 Lewis-Clark State College in a four-game series beginning on Friday at The Hangar.

AVC Men’s Golf

BAKERSFIELD — The Antelope Valley College men’s golf team finished seventh with a scored of 467 in the first Western State Conference meet of the season at Bakersfield Country Club on Monday.

Santa Barbara took first followed by College of the Canyons in second and Ventura in third. The Marauders were two strokes behind sixth-place Allan Hancock.

Freshman Brennen Boulger led AVC by shooting an 80, which was the 12th best score out of the 54-player field.

“Didn’t get the results we were hoping for in our first conference competition,” AVC coach Brad Hazard said. “Need to recover and improve as we move forward. It was good to see Brennen out there competing in his first college tourney.”

The next conference match will be at Alisal Ranch Golf Course in Solvang next Monday.

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