Local sports roundup: Stanislaus baseball continues hot home stretch

Bee staff reportsFebruary 14, 2014 

— Jeremy McDonald and Ryan McDaniel combined for a shutout Friday night and Cal State Stanislaus defeated Southern Indiana 3-0 for the Warriors’ third straight home win.

McDonald, the starter, struck out eight in six innings and McDaniel gave up only one hit and faced only 10 batters. The Screaming Eagles threatened in the second, but McDonald struck out A.J. Dokey and retired Ryan Bertram on a flyout with runners in scoring position.

Macrus Mastrobuoni put Stanislaus in front with a solo home run down the left-field line in the second. He went 2 for 4 and has hit safely in each of the team’s five games. The Warriors (3-2) continue their three-game series against Southern Indiana at 6 tonight.

Men’s basketball

Stanislaus men roll – Marcus Bell scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 12th double-double this season as the Warriors earned only their fourth road win this season, a 76-64 California Collegiate Athletic Association victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Stanislaus (14-7, 10-7), which is tied for fourth place in the CCAA race, shot nearly 60 percent during the first half and raced to a 14-point lead early in the game. Chris Read added 17 points and Shey Matale had 13 points to down the Toros (4-13, 7-17). The Warriors led by as many as 21 points.

Women’s basketball

Warriors beaten – Cal State Dominguez Hills (16-5, 12-5) used an 11-2 run late in the first half to take charge en route to a 69-59 win over the Warriors.

Stanislaus (12-9, 9-8), tied for fifth in the CCAA and battling for one of the final playoff berths, was led by Cassidy Sanders-Curry with 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for her first career double-double. Briana Cotton and Lauren Godde each scored 10 points. Stanislaus travels to Cal State L.A. tonight.

Softball

Warriors split – Senior designated hitter Kristan Burns singled home the winning run in the eighth inning for a Stanislaus 3-2 walkoff win over Cal State Dominguez Hills and a split of the California Collegiate Athletic Association-opening doubleheader.

Cierrah Mullins opened the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second by Deenah San Luis. Burns, 0 for 6 for the day until that at-bat, singled up the middle for the game-winner. The Warriors drew even 2-2 in the sixth on Amy Droege’s sacrifice fly.

Stanislaus (4-5, 1-1) dropped the opener 5-0 to Dominguez Hills (7-5, 1-1), which took a seven-game winning streak into the nightcap. The teams meet for another doubleheader at 11 a.m. today at Stanislaus.

Tennis

Semifinals-bound – Modesto Junior College’s Bryce Purser, Rick Peloso, Zach Woerner and Cory Purser all have advanced to the singles semifinals after the first day of the 40th MJC Invitational. Bryce Purser, Modesto’s entry in Flight 1, had three two-set victories.

The doubles pairs of Bryce Purser/Woerner and Peloso and Austin Tay also have reached the semifinals. Action resumes today at MJC with the singles semifinals at 9 a.m. and the finals at 11 a.m. The doubles semifinals start at 1 p.m. with the finals at 3 p.m.

MJC sits in fourth place in the team standings after the first day. Fresno and American River are tied for first.

Warriors road win – McKenzy Harden earned a two-set singles win and teamed with Analyssa Tallas for a doubles win as Stanislaus (9-0) blanked Chaminade 9-0 at Glendale, Ariz. The Warriors swept all their wins in straight sets.

Track

Distance medley – The Cal State Stanislaus distance medley relay team of Marina Vorderbruegge, Chavariana Ryan, Aman Hundal and Courtney Anderson placed second behind Florida State at the Husky Classic in Seattle. The quartet was timed in 11:41.65, nearly six seconds faster than its previous best, and it qualified for the NCAA Division II championship. The Warriors placed second at last year’s nationals.

Guzman triples – Aldo Guzman scored wins in the shot put, discus and hammer throw for the MJC men at the Bakersfield Invitational. Eric Adorno placed second in the 100 (10.92 seconds) and 200 (22.31).

Weight-event wins – Hammer thrower Cara McClain and Tori Dickerson in the shot put opened the season with MJC victories at the Bakersfield Invitational. McClain tossed 167-4 and led a 1-2-3 sweep for the Pirates while Dickerson, the runner-up in the hammer, tossed 39-53/4 in the shot.

Placing second were pole vaulter Anya Murphy, long jumper Jaliya Williams, Jaleyah Douglass in the javelin and the 4x400-meter relay team of Nicole McDonald, Morgan McFaddin, Yajahira Valdivia and Becky Hobby.

Swimming

Three victories – Kamarin Waite won the 50-yard backstroke (31.68), the 50 free (27.11) and the 25 free (12.62) to lead the Modesto women to a second-place finish among three schools at the Pirates’ Central Valley Spring Meet. Delta won the competition.

McCain wins – MJC’s Bradley McCain captured a win in the 100 free (53.15) during the Spring Meet. The Pirates finished second in the team standings behind Sequoias. Modesto was the day’s winner in combined men’s and women’s scores.

Golf

Pirates set records – A.J. Borges and the Pirates set school records as they topped a four-team field at Rancho Murieta. Borges, who posted a 5-under-par 67 featuring an eagle and five birdies (four in succession), matched the 67 recorded by Clayton Aguilar in 2010.

MJC’s team total 372, 19 better than runner-up Folsom Lake, surpassed the 375 they shot while they won the Big 8 Conference tournament last spring. Also turning in big efforts were Philip Simpson with his 74, Austen Cardoza with a 75 and Ryan Jones with a 76.

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