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Local Digest: Two Stanislaus baseball players on regional team

Bee Staff ReportsMay 15, 2014 

Caitlin Brooks

Cal State Stanislaus’ Marcus Mastrobuoni and Skippy Ferreria, who fought it out to the last at-bat for the conference batting title, were named to the CoSIDA/Daktronics All-Region second team.

Mastrobuoni, a catcher who won the California Collegiate Athletic Association batting title with a .373 average, led Stanislaus with 30 RBIs. Ferreria, who hit .371, led the CCAA with 72 hits.

Colton Beatty, a third baseman for the Warriors who hit .335, was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America’s All-Region third team.

The Warriors finished 13-35 in the CCAA and 7-32 overall.

College track & field

Two Northern California champions, Becky Hobby in the steeplechase and Cara McClain in the hammer throw, lead a 14-member Modesto Junior College contingent to the 64th California Community College Track and Field Championships today and Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Hobby also has qualified for the 5,000. The Pirates, seven men and seven women, also will feature Lavalle Hamlin, who set a school record last week in the 400 hurdles. McClain’s hammer final is tonight.

College softball

One week after being unanimously selected as the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year, Sacramento State (25-21, 12-4 Big Sky) junior right-hander Caitlin Brooks of Escalon was named to the all-Pacific Region second team, announced Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Brooks was also unanimously selected first team all-league and was named the Sacramento State Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Brooks finished the season with a 10-7 record and a 1.86 ERA. In 17 starts, Brooks had 14 complete games, three shutouts and struck out 109 batters in 1051/3 innings. She ranked as one of the top five pitchers in the Big Sky in 12 different categories, including first in ERA and second in opponents batting average.

Despite missing nearly a month during the middle of the season due to injury, she still led the Hornet pitching staff in wins, ERA, starts, complete games, shutouts, innings, strikeouts and opponents’ batting average.

High school softball

Mariposa advances – The Grizzlies (17-6) overpowered Golden Sierra 17-1 and advanced to the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 6 playoffs. Mariposa, the runner-up in the Southern League race, meets unbeaten Rio Vista on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Stockton’s Arnaiz Softball Complex.

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