LOCAL DIGEST: Monterey Bay sweeps Cal State Stanislaus

sports@modbee.comApril 27, 2013 

— Seven Cal State Stanislaus seniors made their final home appearance Saturday, and they all hoped for a better sendoff.

Craig Beevers, Justin Charles, Byron Lemon, Ross Gonsalves, Tynan Pedretti, Rafael Vasquez and Joe Whitehead all were honored before the Warriors' California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay.

But the Otters used 6-run innings in both games for a 10-1 and 7-3 sweep.

Gonsalves entered the day tied for sixth all-time at Stanislaus with 29 career doubles. Beevers was struck by a pitch during the nightcap to give him 21 for his career, fifth all-time.

Stanislaus (10-35, 5-30) gave up its first 6-spot in the fourth inning of the first game off starter Lemon. Beevers sent 3-for-5 and Charles was 2-for-5.

In the nightcap, Stanislaus led 3-1 until Monterey Bay's big fifth inning. Pedretti had an RBI for Stanislaus and Matt Chaidez drove in two with a single.

The series concludes today with a single game at Monterey Bay (33-12, 25-10). Stanislaus finishes the season next week with four games at Cal State San Bernardino.


• DOUBLE SHUTOUT — The Warriors (16-36, 9-27) ended the season by being swept at Cal State Dominguez Hills 5-0 and 1-0 and were no-hit in the opener by Stephanie Jimenez.

Jimenez struck out 10 and faced only the minimum. Brittani Weatherford was hit by a pitch in the fourth but was erased moments later by a double-play grounder.

Jimenez (24-7) threw another complete game in the nightcap and yielded only four hits. Kristan Burns doubled, and Sarah Locarnini, Kiley Mendez and Lauren Liming all singled for Stanislaus.

The Toros (35-19, 21-15) extended their winning streak to nine and qualified for the CCAA Championships.


• HAMMER CHAMP — Stanislaus' defending CCAA champion Ryan Gates is on schedule to defend his title. The Stanislaus star threw a season-best 181 feet, 9 inches, to place seventh at Cal's Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley.

Two of Gates' teammates, however, finished ahead of him. Josh Uikilifi took fifth (185-1) while Thomas Gesser turned in a career-best 184-6. Gates threw 184-3 to win the CCAA title last year.

In the women's hammer throw, the Warriors' Noel Wright won her flight with a 159-10. Uikilifi also placed seocnd in the shot put (56-1¾) and Mike Ortega cleared 15-1½ in the pole vault.

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