Modesto Junior College baseball team overcomes 8-0 deficit to win

Bee Staff ReportsMarch 15, 2014 

— Another day, another victory.

The Modesto Junior College baseball team, which has seemingly won every way possible in its 16-1 start to the 2014 season, did it again on Friday.

Down 8-0 in the sixth, the Pirates (16-1, 2-1 Big 8) scored 17 runs over the next three innings for a 17-12 victory over Diablo Valley College.

Aaron Pangilinan went 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs and Nathan Chunn drove in three more for MJC, which next plays Tuesday at home against Cosumnes River.

Down by 8, MJC scored five in the sixth inning, eight in the seventh and four in the eighth to blow the game open.

In addition to their 13 hits, the Pirates were aided by 8 walks.

Warriors fall – Skippy Ferreria increased his hitting streak to nine games, but it wasn’t enough as Cal State Stanislaus fell 7-3 to San Bernardino in a CCAA series opener in Turlock.

Ferreria went 3-for-4, but Stanislaus couldn’t keep up the offensive heat against San Bernardino pitcher Kerry Kelley.

The Warriors (6-13, 2-10) led 3-2 in the third inning, but couldn’t score another run against Kelley, who scattered nine hits and struck out 11 in the complete game.

San Bernardino (7-15, 5-8) and Stanislaus play a doubleheader today, with the first game starting at 2 p.m. at Warrior Field.

Track and Field

Pirate men victorious – MJC improved to 19-0 in scored meets with a victory at the De Anza Invitational on Friday.

Eric Adorno (100 meters, 10.60 seconds), Austin Funk (Hammer 176 feet, 8 inches), Dwight Shaw (Long Jump, 24-11), the 4 x100-meter relay team (Adorno, Nchekube Uwakwe, Tommy Wright, and Shaw, 42.09) and the 4 x 400-meter relay team (Adorno, Alejandro Guzman, Strat Stavrianoudakis and Wright, 3:18) all scored victories.

MJC decathlete Nick Pulos PR’d in four out of five events.

Hammer time for MJC – Cara McLain had a season best throw of 180-5 to win the hammer event at the De Anza Invitational. Other noteworthy performances incluced Cecilia Carretero’s 5:06 in the 1,500, Omara McBride’s 1:01.93 in the 400 and Samantha Watts’ 1:11.91 in the 400 hurdles.

Johnson new coach – Troy Johnson was named head coach for the Cal State Stanislaus track and field programs.

Johnson, who served as interim assistant coach during the 2013 outdoor season, served as a full-time assistant coach at Stanislaus from 2000-2007, where his emphasis included coaching athletes in sprints, jumps and multi-events discipline.

Softball

Freshman tosses shutout – Stanislaus freshman pitcher Karina Callazo tossed a four-hit shutout as the Warriors salvaged a split with with a 3-0 victory over 16th-ranked Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday.

Monterey rolled in the first game 16-0 and didn’t give up a high in the five-inning contest.

In the nightcap, Callazo held the Otters down and increased her consecutive scoreless inning streak to 13.

Brianna Nicholson had a two-run single for Stanislaus, which improved to 10-15 overall, 6-10 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Monterey is 19-4, 11-3.

Tennis

MJC rolls – The Pirates (8-2, 5-2) dropped just 11 games in seven sets en route to a 7-0 victory over Cosumnes River. Bryce Purser and Cory Purser each won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0 and combined for an 8-1 doubles victory.

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