Paul Politi homered twice while Steven Patterson posted five RBIs in a 19-8 win over UC Riverside.
RIO HONDO COLLEGE: Earned all-state and first-team All-Foothill Conference honors as a sophomore... Batted .380 (52-for-137) with 33 runs, 10 doubles and 31 RBIs in 2011... Drew 17 walks with only 10 strikeouts... Slugged .511 with .473 on-base average... Helped Roadrunners to 36-3 record and Super Regional berth... Hit .340 (34-for-100) with 6 doubles and 2 homers as a freshman... Two-year Dean's List member.
DOWNEY HS '09: Earned All-San Gabriel Valley League honors for three straight years, including first-team acclaim as a junior and senior... Added first-team all-area nod in 2011, batting .417 with 1.021 OPS and 37 RBI... Hit .374 as a sophomore, .343 as a junior... Also took the mound as a junior, finishing 4-1 with 2.80 ERA... Won Stauffer Award and Freudenberger Scholarship for scholar-athlete accomplishments.
PERSONAL: Born in Downey, Calif.... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Salvatore & Anna Mazzara... Career highlight was knocking a two-run single to lead Rio Hondo in 2011 regional.