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Stephen Yarrow on home-run tear for San Francisco Dons

Stteve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Balls are jumping off the bat of University of San Francisco sophomore Stephen Yarrow.

Yarrow belted his fourth home run in three games as the Dons crushed the Pepperdine Waves 15-1 Friday in a West Coast Conference baseball game.

The win allowed the Dons to climb above the .500 mark in the WCC at 7-6 and even their overall record at 21-21.

Yarrow, a first baseman from South Lake Tahoe, is fourth in the WCC with 10 home runs and tied for 10th in RBI with 33.

In a 10-0 rout of San Jose State on Tuesday that gave coach Nino Giarratano his 300th victory, Yarrow blasted a two-run homer.

Last Sunday, Yarrow homered twice in a 7-3 WCC victory against Santa Clara. His second homer reportedly hit 65 feet up a pole and 350 feet from home plate. It was estimated that the bomb would have traveled 450 feet.

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Yarrow is hitting .269 with a team-leading 10 homers and 33 RBI (second on the team).

The Dons and Waves play at 1 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday in San Francisco.

Diana pitching for Cabrillo

Former South Tahoe High baseball player Chris Diana is a freshman pitcher at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif. The Seahawks are 8-13 in the Coast Conference and 11-19 overall.

Diana has an 0-3 record with a 6.00 earned run average in 11 appearances, including one start. His 14 strikeouts rank fourth on the team.

Roberts, Hornets perfect in Big Sky

Sacramento State capped an unbeaten Big Sky Conference men’s tennis season with a 7-0 blanking of Montana State on Thursday in Sacramento.

Jimmy Roberts, a freshman from South Lake Tahoe, didn’t play in the finale but has seen action during the conference season.

The Hornets, who finished 8-0 in the Big Sky and are 17-8 overall, are serving as hosts for the conference tournament, which began Friday and runs through Sunday at the Gold River Racquet Club.

Tinlin picks up third win

Even when Nevada’s Daniel Tinlin isn’t on top of his game, things are turning out right for the junior pitcher from South Lake Tahoe.

Tinlin raised his season record for the Pack to 3-0, even though he gave up five hits and two runs in two innings Sunday during an 8-7 win against New Mexico State in Reno.

The win returned the Pack to first place in WAC at 7-4, going into a three-game nonconference series with Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night in Reno.

Saturday and Sunday’s games begin at 1 p.m. at Peccole Park.