How sweet this weekend has been for the Cal State Stanislaus softball team.
The Warriors completed a four-game sweep of host Chico State on Saturday, winning 5-4 and 5-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association contests.
With Stanislaus (9-13, 6-6 CCAA) trailing 4-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh in Game 1, Casey Stephenson belted a solo home run -- her third on the year -- to left field to even the score. Alyssa Guzman then drew a walk ahead of Jen Arnold, who slapped a double to left-center field to make it 5-4.
Stanislaus starter Jessica Gaumnitz got out of a bases loaded jam in the home half of the seventh to secure the victory.
In Game 2, the Warriors beat the Wildcats (9-15, 4-10 CCAA) 5-2, using four hits to score three runs in the second inning. Kimiko Wright drove in two runs after Jessica Scholl singled in Stephenson.
Meghan Franksen had two hits in each game to extend her hitting streak to eight games.
CS STANISLAUS 3-2, CHICO ST. 2-5, at Turlock -- Pitching prevailed as No. 23-ranked Stanislaus (16-5, 9-2 CCAA) split a doubleheader with the No. 16 Wildcats (13-6, 6-4).
Two-time CCAA Pitcher of the Week and Cal State Stanislaus ace Marquis Fleming pitched a six-hitter in winning the first game 3-2. He struck out nine in his fifth straight win and third complete game.
In Game 2, Chico's Andrew Pluta threw a complete game and the Wildcats erased a 2-0 deficit with five runs in the top of the sixth. Kyle Loretelli's solo homer in the third had given the Warriors a 2-0 lead.
The Warriors, tied for second place with UC San Diego, plays Chico at noon today at Warrior Field.
MJC, at Beaver Relays (Sacramento) -- Led by Elsa Gutierrez, the individual champion in the shot put (34 feet, 6 inches) and discus throw, the Modesto women won all the team throwing events (javelin, discus, shot put and hammer).
The end of the meet was highlighted by the men's 4x400 relay team of Terrance Green, Vance Anderson, Kevin Cooper and Remington Blair, who won in a state-leading time of 3 minutes, 16.31 seconds.
BORGES WINS, at Sioux City, Iowa -- One year after finishing second at the NAIA Championships, Hughson High graduate Cory Borges is a champ.
With his parents Rick and Melissa Borges in attendance, Montana State-Northern's Borges (34-5) defeated Lindenwood's Dennis Kakrah 11-5 in the 125-pound title match.