Justin Bruce, Santa Barbara City College baseball: In his college debut, the freshman from Willow Glen High allowed four hits and struck out six as Santa Barbara rolled to a 9-2 victory over Napa Valley. Bruce, who had a 1.46 ERA in 45 appearances over the past three years at Willow Glen, did not yield a run until the eighth inning.
Jared Melman, University of New England hockey: Melman, a junior from Bellarmine College Prep, is a semifinalist for the Joe Concannon Award, given each year to the top American-born Division II or III hockey player in the New England area. The finalists and winner will be announced before the NCAA Frozen Four tournament next month. Melman began this week leading the Nor'easters in scoring with 11 goals and 11 assists.