Ex-Fresno State baseball star Tommy Mendonca drove in six runs Thursday as the U.S. routed the Dominican Republic 20-2 at the Pan Am Games in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico.
Mendonca went 3 for 4, scored two runs and had a pair of doubles, including one with the bases loaded in the fifth to make it 8-0. His six RBIs tied Tino Martinez's 1987 U.S. record, while the team set Pan Am marks for runs, RBIs (20) and walks (nine).
The U.S. faces Panama today. The 23-man roster features non-40-man roster pro players. Mendonca played this past season with Frisco, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
No. 18 Cal Baptist trips Sunbirds in water polo
Fresno Pacific opened a challenging week against ranked teams with a 14-7 loss to No. 18 Cal Baptist at Clovis High.
Scott Gleason led the Lancers (18-5) with six goals. Glenn Lyon paced the Sunbirds (9-21) with three.
Fresno Pacific will host No. 12 Concordia on Saturday at Clovis High.
Cañada extends lead in CVC women's golf race
Mehreen Raheel was the top medalist with an 83 as she and her Cañada teammates posted an 11-stroke victory over Fresno City College in the latest Central Valley Conference golf mini-tournament.
Reedley's Galisa Zamarripa shot an 88 and was followed by Canada's Josslyn Congress (92), with Fresno City's MacKenzie Mangrum and Michelle Sribour both shooting 96 at the par-72 Kings Country Club in Hanford.
Cañada had 381 strokes to the Rams' 392. Canada leads for the season with 33 points, followed by Fresno (27.5), Reedley (20.5) and West Hills-Lemoore (6.0).
Rams lose in pool
The Sierra College women's water polo team got four goals from Rachael Odell and rallied to beat Fresno City 6-4 in overtime at Fresno High.
Taylor Risley and Jenna Sartuche each scored twice for the Rams (3-3) in the Big 8 match. Sierra is 4-2.
Fresno youth finishes sixth at Little Mo event
Jane Ellis of Fresno placed sixth in girls 11 singles at the Little Mo Nationals in Austin, Texas.
Ellis, the fourth seed, lost her opener before winning three times to reach the consolation final, where she fell 6-1, 6-1 to No. 3 Kolie Allen of Lombard, Ill.