The Cal State Stanislaus softball team showed a conference rival how solid pitching leads to victories.
The Warriors swept a doubleheader at Sonoma State, winning 5-0 in the opener and 3-1 in the finale at Sonoma's Seawolf Field.
Jessica Gaumnitz allowed just two hits and struck out 11 in going the distance for the Game 1 win. She stepped on the mound with a 2-0 lead thanks in part to Meghan Franksen, who drove in Sarah Shamblin with a double for the game's first run, then scored herself on an Alyssa Guzman single.
That was all Gaumnitz would need to top the Seawolves, but the Warriors added three more runs in the sixth for insurance. Shamblin had three hits.
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In the nightcap, Jennifer Arnold took over where Gaumnitz left off. Arnold didn't have the high strikeout total her teammate recorded, but she allowed only three hits in all to earn the Game 2 victory.
Shamblin had three hits and an RBI in the second game, as did Alicia Reid.
STANISLAUS SPLITS, at Nampa, Idaho -- The Warriors were defeated 14-8 by Northwest Nazarene in the opener of a twin bill but came back and won the nightcap 9-1.
In Game 1, the Crusaders scored 10 runs in the second inning and cruised to victory. Jeff Hughes went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs.
The Warriors turned the tables in the second game, scoring nine runs in a 10-hit attack.
Andy Stueve went the distance, allowing one run and scattering eight hits for the win. Hughes, Kyle Loretelli, Josh Lewis and Adam Fonville each finished with two hits. Fonville and Lewis also had three RBIs apiece.
High School Baseball
MARIPOSA 2, WATERFORD 0, at Waterford -- Mariposa got only one hit against three Waterford pitchers, but the Grizzlies were still able to take advantage.
Mariposa pushed two unearned runs across the plate in the fourth inning, and senior Cody Hawes stifled the Wildcats in a Southern League victory.
Hawes struck out 14 Waterford (4-6, 1-2) batters while allowing three hits, all singles.
In the fourth, Mariposa (3-0 SL) loaded the bases with two outs. Relief pitcher Matt Pizano induced a groundball to third base, but the throw was a little off-line and the first baseman couldn't handle it as both runs came across the plate.
BEYER 6, ENOCHS 0, at Enochs -- Dominic Rossi threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout to lead the Patriots past the Eagles on Thursday. Kyle Barrett and Josh Shackleford each drove in two runs for Beyer (6-5, 3-0 Modesto Metro Conference).
High School Golf
TC IN SOUTH CAROLINA -- Turlock Christian senior Andre Navarro fired a 3-over-par 75 at the Blackmoor Golf Club in the Palmetto High Golf Championships at Myrtle Beach, S.C., to remain in the hunt for the individual title. TC coach Jeff Cederlind said Navarro was "in the top 20 overall."
The Eagles shot a team score of 350, and are in ninth place in the third flight of the 77-team tournament. They'll play at Meadowlands Golf Club today.