TURLOCK -- Cierrah Mullins' walk-off home run in the first game set the tone for the day as the CSU, Stanislaus, softball team swept Saturday's doubleheader with Chico State to earn a series split.
Mullins' fourth homer of the season gave the Warriors a 2-1 win in the opener. In the nightcap, Stanislaus used a six-run fifth inning to cruise to a 10-5 victory that improved the Warriors 11-13 overall on the season and 6-10 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Chico State dropped to 11-10 and 9-7 in CCAA play.
Ace Brittani Weatherford went the distance in the opener for the Warriors, allowing an unearned run on seven hits for the win.
SONOMA STATE 6, CSUS 3 McKenzy Harden highlighted the Warriors' effort with a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 singles victory against Chloe Jolliff. That came after Harden teamed with Davina Meza to beat Jolliff and Sara Celma 8-6 in doubles. Kelsey Chrisco earned the third point for Stanislaus with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Megan White 6-4, 6-2.
CSLA SWEEPS CSUS The Warriors will try to avoid a series sweep today after losing to the Golden Eagles 6-2 and 7-4. Stanislaus second baseman Justin Charles went 4 for 4 in Game 2 and was part of a three-run rally in the sixth to cut Cal State L.A.'s lead to 7-4. Ross Gonsalves and Tynan Pedretti had two hits in each game for the Warriors (5-17, 2-13 CCAA).
SRC 6, MJC 3 Santa Rosa kept the Pirates out of the win column in a Big 8 Conference game. Modesto JC (7-7, 0-3 Big 8) got two hits from Dan Carney. The Bear Cubs' (12-1, 3-0 Big 8) Robbie Devries held the Pirates to three hits in six innings.
Track and field
CSUS WOMEN, at Arcata Stanislaus' Tessa Gonzales won the long jump at Humboldt State, tying with the Lumberjacks' Brittainy Chown at 17 feet, 7 inches a career best mark for Gonzales. Stanislaus teammate Andrea Severson and Jessica Counts tied for the high jump win at 5-2. Severson also won the 100-meter hurdles (15.45 seconds) and was third in the long jump (16-10), fourth in the shot put (29 ½) and third in the javelin (81-2).
Adriana Blanco won the 400 in 60.35. Denali Foldager and Rachel Naranjo finished 1-2 in the 3,000. Foldager's 10:29.31 was a season best. While the indoor distance medley team was returning from its second-place finish at the national championships, the Stanislaus B team of Ufuoma Egbikuadje, Aimee Sawyer, Foldager and Lizzie Grolle won at 12:32.07.
At Davis, Channing Wilson threw a personal best of 154-11 in the hammer to finish sixth at the Aggie Open. She also finished second in the javelin (130-7). Teammate Noel Wright was fourth in the discus (131-1).
CSUS MEN The Warriors also split up to win at two meets. At the Aggie Open in Davis, Josh Uikilifi posted an NCAA provisional mark in the hammer with a fifth-place mark of 183-2. Uikilifi was second in the shot put (53-8 ¼) and fifth in the discus (153-1).
In Arcata, Allen Castenada won the 800 in 2:01.29. The distance medley relay team (Dean Alley, Jordan Elzie, Terrance Ellis, Tyler Thiele) finished second in 10:19.77, just behind host Humboldt's 10:16.98.
MJC WOMEN At Friday's home Jack Albiani Invitational, Victoria Dickerson was a double winner, topping the hammer (151) and shot put (35-6) performances and finishing third in the discus at 123-6. Katy Cederlind was third in the hammer at 148-9. Kaylee Sedler won the 1,500 in 5:10.17. The Pirates' state javelin leader Kiana Weinzheimer won at 132-3. Modesto's 4x400 relay team (Morgan McFaddin, Sarah Mayfield, Alyssa McFaddin, Oliva Muse-Amiel) won in 4:06.97.
MJC MEN Also at the Jack Albiani Invitational, the Pirates had two state-leading field marks. Markus Sanders won the discus at 163-10 and Tyler Lamott won the hammer at 186. Stephen Thayer won the 200 in 22.17, which ranks him second in the Big 8 Conference and fourth in Northern California. The 4x400 relay team (DeShawn Craig, Eric Adorna, Akim Muhammed, Strat Stravionadoukas) won in 3:19.55.