PASO ROBLES — The Cal State Stanislaus golf team again was good, but not good enough, at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships.
The Warriors placed second, nine strokes behind the Otters, Tuesday at Hunter Ranch. Monterey Bay annexed its second straight CCAA title over the Warriors, who settled for runner-up honors for the fourth time since they last won the league title in 2007. Monterey Bay won the title for the third time in the last four years.
Stanislaus freshman Tyler Baker placed second individually with his 54-hole total of 7-under-par 209, five strokes behind medalist Brandon Hortt of Monterey Bay. The Otters' team total of 845 was a CCAA tournament record.
Trevor Clayton, who was voted the CCAA Freshman of the Year, tied for seventh along with teammate Paul Smith. Smith, along with teammates Rob Damschen and Clayton, made the All-CCAA team.
Damschen (1-over 217 this week) was named the league's Most Valuable Athlete, and Stanislaus' John Cook was named the Coach of the Year.
MJC GOLFERS FOURTH Michael Sturgis carded a 78 at Rancho Murieta and led MJC to a fourth-place finish during their 11th Big 8 tournament.
MJC BEATEN Modesto Junior College rallied to a 4-4 tie, then allowed seven runs in a nightmarish sixth to seal its 11-5 Big 8 Conference loss at Sacramento. The Pirates (17-16, 10-12), who are trying to catch the Panthers (18-16, 13-9) in fourth place, plated three in the sixth to tie on Kaden Cline's RBI double, an unearned run and a sacrifice fly by Patrick Mulrey.
MJC committed three errors and tossed three wild pitches to assist Sacramento on its big inning. Cline went 3-for-3 for Modesto.
GOOD START The Pirates' field-events athletes started strong during the first day of the Big 8 Championships at Sacramento. Markus Sanders won the discus with a throw of 166 feet, 4 inches, while Tommy Wright surprised the field in the long jump with a 23-1, a foot longer than the runner-up. The rest of the finals will be held Friday.
TWO WINS Kianna Weinzheimer (javelin) and Kaylee Sedler (10,000 meters) both won to ignite the MJC women at the Big 8 Championships. Tori Dickerson picked up a second in the discus.