FULLERTON -- The SoCal Sparrows (11-8-1, 9-7) earned a major victory over the Inland Valley Pirates (5-13, 5-11) Thursday at Amerige Park.
The 13-5 win gives the Sparrows a four game lead in the South Division.
Charlie Nasuti (Purdue) was the star of the day with three hits, a home run, five RBI and scored once.
Jackson Lyon (Cal State Fullerton) added two RBI and scored once.
Sam Ireland (UC Irvine) scored three times.
Jack Fox (Emerson College) was lights out. The freshman tossed five innings and only allowed two hits while striking out six.
The two teams square off again Saturday morning at Vanguard University.