MODESTO -- The Modesto Junior College baseball team dropped its Big 8 Conference opener to visiting Santa Rosa College, 7-3.
The Pirates scored all their runs in the sixth. Gino Franceschetti led off with a walk and advanced to third on Patrick Mulry's single to right. Franceschetti scored on Dan Carney's sacrifice fly.
Jake Scott doubled to put Mulry at third and Kaden Cline drew a walk to load the bases. A pitching change didn't help the Bear Cubs much as Kyle Robinson drove Mulry with a base hit. Scott scored on a Jesse Foster sac fly.
Modesto left seven runners on base. The Pirates limited the damage by Santa Rosa, which stranded 16. Mulry and Scott each had two hits for the Pirates (7-5, 0-1 Big 8). Modesto plays at Santa Rosa on Thursday and hosts the Bear Cubs again on Saturday at 1 p.m.
MJC MEN SWEEP, at Sacramento Xavier Lopez led a 9-0 shutout of host Sacramento City with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of David Rentera at No. 1 singles. Lopez teamed with Austin Tay to win in the top doubles slot.
The Pirates (6-3, 3-1 Big 8) have won four consecutive dual meets and are second in the Big 8 South behind Fresno City.
MJC WOMEN SWEEP, at Sacramento The Pirates dominated as well, winning two singles matches without allowing a point. Angela Rosa beat Rachel Sheeburn 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.
Modesto JC golfer Michael Sturgis of Sonora shot an 79 at the third Big 8 Conference tournament of the season at Sacramento's Teal Golf Course. The Pirates finished fifth as a team with a 303 to winner Folsom Lake College's 372.
MJC'S Johnson tops in All-Big 8
Modesto Junior College sophomore guard Jode Johnson of Ceres was a unanimous selection for the Big 8 All-Conference team.
Johnson averaged 13 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists in conference play. Coach Mike Girardi said she is "one of the best all-around players in Northern Calfornia."
On the All-Academic Big 8 All-Conference Team, the Pirates had more representatives than any other team. Madelyn Birchall (Hughson High), Alexis Drake (Oakdale), Briona Fontenot (East Union), and Lexy Posz (East Union) all earned spots on the list.
Modesto lost to Ohlone 68-62 Saturday in the first round of the NorCal playoffs.
Warriors' Godde on second team
Cal State Stanislaus junior forward Lauren Godde was selected to the All-California Collegiate Atheltic Association second team. Godde was a dominant player all season on a young Stanislaus team.
She was fourth in the CCAA in scoring with 15.3 points per game while placing herself in the top 10 in numerous other categories. She was 9th with 7.3 rebounds per game and was fourth in both free throws made (81) and field goal made (117) during conference contests.
Her 414 total points scored is the most by a Warrior since Gwendolyn Page scored 464 in 2005-06.