SANTA ANA, Calif. – Nicole Yniguez earned her fourth win of the season while Drea DeFord came up with two critical hits in her season debut in Tuesday's non-conference match with San Diego Mesa College.
Yniguez was on her game as she recorded seven strikeouts in five innings with only one earned run. She's now 4-1 with a 1.87 ERA in eight appearances.
Deford started her Don career with an RBI single in the first inning and then shot a double into right center for another RBI.
The Dons defeated the Olympians 13-5 in five innings to improve to 7-2 overall before heading to conference play tomorrow.
Santa Ana will travel to Riverside for their first Orange Empire Conference game of the season. The Tigers are 5-3 after dropping their last contest to Mt. San Antonio College 6-1 on Sunday.