The Hornets officially entered the home stretch of conference play on Tuesday April 7, defeating Santa Ana by the score of 4-1 in an afternoon game at Santa Ana College.
Fullerton recieved a much welcomed bounce back game from starting pitcher Dylan Prohoroff. The anchor of the Hornets staff was coming off perhaps his toughest game of the season in last weeks loss to El Camino-Compton.
In the top of the second, the Hornets received a nice at bat from DH Shane Carrier, who lifted the ball to the outfield with first baseman Oscar Heredia tagging from third to break the scoreless tie.
The game was close nearly all the way through. With FC carrying a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning the Hornets had a bit of good fortune, when Jeff Murr reached on an error then advanced all the way to third on a wild pitch. The next batter, Anthony Seminaris singled up the middle to increase the lead to three. FC made it 4-0 when another unearned run came in on a fielders choice.
Prohoroff got back to his dominant ways against the Dons, going eight solid innings, collecting five strikeouts, scattering five hits and zero earned runs allowed. The only run allowed was late in the eighth inning on an error by second baseman Laine Huffman.
The Hornets will look to make it three straight when they take on Santa Ana again on Thursday, this time the game will be at FC Field. Game time is 2 p. m.