SARATOGA — Jake Scott went a perfect 5 for 5 and drove in four runs Saturday to help the MJC baseball team earn its fifth consecutive win with a 10-5 comeback victory at West Valley College.
Kaden Kline had three hits, including a triple, for the Pirates (6-3), who trailed 3-1 after the second inning. They would go on to score nine unanswered runs from the third to the eighth.
Ty Galloway (1-0) posted a quality start for Modesto with seven innings and three earned runs.
MJC SWIMMING Tim Richard won the 50 freestyle in 21.25 Saturday to lead the MJC men's swimming team at the 24-team Southern California Community College invitational. Alexis Wheeler placed third in the 500 free to lead the women's team. The women's 400 medley relay finished fourth.
CSUS TENNIS FALLS Academy of Art swept the singles competition and took two of three doubles matches to defeat visiting Cal State Stanislaus (1-4) 7-1.
The Stanislaus duo of Davina Meza and McKenzy Harden won its dual match over the Urban Knights' Michelle Dandik and Lucia Zavarcikova, 8-6.
MJC MEN'S TRACK & FIELD The MJC men's track and field team opened the season with wins in 10 of 21 events at the Sacramento City College 6-way meet.
Akim Muhammad won the 200-meter dash and was on the winning 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay. Kolton Cody (100), Strat Stavrianoudakis (400), LeeHong Hong (110 hurdles), Aldo Guzman (hammer), and Tyler Lamott (discus) were also winners.
MJC WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD Freshman Cara McClain broke a 15-year-old MJC record in the hammer with a winning throw of 181-2, breaking the old record of 178-9 set by Jill Wool in 1998.
Fellow freshman Sarah Mayfield won the 800 with a NorCal-best time of 2:27.30. Kaylee Sedler was uncontested in the 5,000 finishing 1st in 19:46.71. Kianna Weinzheimer won the javelin and Tori Dickerson was second in discus.
PIRATES SOFTBALL SPLITS MJC exploded for nine runs in the final three innings Saturday to defeat Lassen 9-3 before falling 5-4 in extra innings to De Anza.
Micayla Laupua went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, a double and a triple in the Pirates' (3-10) game one victory. Roxy Corella and Briana Aldridge added two hits apiece.
CSUS TRACK & FIELD Outdoor season began Saturday for the Cal State Stanislaus men's and women's track and field teams, and the squads enjoyed plenty of success in their debuts.
The women swept the top four spots in the long jump, led by Andrea Severson with a mark of 16 feet, 11¼ inches.
Rio Schwalbach also won the high jump with a clearance of 4-10.
In the throwing events, Josh Uikilifi had a day in his Warrior debut. The junior transfer won the shot put and hammer throws and finished third behind two unattached entries in the discus.
Caleb Monticalvo cleared an NCAA provisional height of 15-7 in the men's pole vault.
CSUS BASEBALL ENDS SKID Ross Gonsalves sparked a struggling CSU, Stanislaus, team Saturday with three stolen bases and three base hits in game two of a doubleheader against CSU, East Bay, as the Warriors won a wild affair, 6-5, to snap a four-game losing streak. East Bay won the doubleheader opener 13-2.
Stanislaus (5-9, 2-5 CCAA) held two different leads in game two before finally taking it for good in the bottom of the sixth. With two outs and the game tied 5-5, Tynan Pedretti came scampering home from third base on an errant pick-off throw.
CSUS SOFTBALL SWEPT Lauren Liming had three hits on the day including a home run to lead CSU, Stanislaus, offensively but CSU, San Bernardino, would win both ends of the doubleheader, 8-5 and 10-9.
In the nightcap, four Warriors had four hits each but Stanislaus (7-9, 2-6 CCAA) came up short after surrendering a 9-6 lead.