Compton, Calif. - Freshmen Kevin Smith and Billy Sanchez and sophomore Alexandro Rodriguez combined for six of the Tartars' nine hits as the baseball team opened up South Coast Conference play with a 6-4 win over Rio Hondo on Thursday afternoon.
Smith went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, run, and two RBI. Sanchez added a 2-for-4 outing with two runs scored, and Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a walk, run, and RBI.
The baseball team (6-9, 1-0) heads to Rio Hondo (6-8, 0-1) to wrap up the two-game matchup on Saturday, Mar. 3 for a 12 p.m. contest.