Karl Maas threw shutout ball for eight innings Saturday, leading the Modesto Junior College baseball team to a 3-1 win over visiting Diablo Valley College.
Maas, who struck out four and walked one, lost his shutout when DVC first baseman Mike Gonzales homered with one out in the ninth.
Modesto (17-11, 6-4 Big 8 Conference) tallied single run in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings.
In the fifth, Sammy Bryant tripled after David Whiteside's one-out walk. In the sixth, two walks and an RBI single by right fielder Blane Cox made it 2-0. In the eighth, leadoff hitter Dwight Nixon walked, stole second after a strikeout and scored on a single by Joey Blakely.
MERCED COLLEGE 8, PORTERVILLE 3, at Porterville -- Ben Gorang put the Blue Devils (24-8, 11-4 Central Valley Conference) ahead for good with a two-run single in the top of the first. Brian Gilbertson had a two-run double and John Canepa a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning that put Merced up 7-0.
Starter Brock Floro pitched six scoreless innings, then gave way to Bradin Hagens with one out in Porterville's three-run seventh.
Porterviile is 11-16, 7-7 in CVC.
CS STANISLAUS 7-2, UC SAN DIEGO 0-5, at Turlock -- Warrior ace Marquis Fleming fired a one-hitter as the Warriors beat the Tritons 7-0 in Game 1. Matt Rossman came back to strike out 11 in five innings in Game 2 as the Tritons (30-8, 13-5) handed the Warriors (25-11, 17-5) a 5-2 loss.
San Diego is in second place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Stanislaus in third.
A solid single to left field by Vance Albitz to lead off the game was the only hit off Fleming. He struck out nine and allowed just three other baserunners via a walk and two hit batsmen. Fleming threw four pitches in the ninth to close out his fifth complete game win of the season.
The Warriors got on the board in the third inning with solo homers from Jeff Bellotti and Jake Thelen, their first of the season.
The series finale is noon today at Warrior Field.
CS STANISLAUS 6-3, CS DOMINGUEZ HILLS 4-1, at Carson -- The Warriors (23-17, 16-8 CCAA) are in first place by percentage points after their second doubleheader sweep in two days.
After the Warriors held on for a 6-4 win in Game 1, Jenn Arnold held Dominguez Hills (21-20, 10-12) to five hits in the 3-1 nightcap win.
"It's all clicking right now," said Stanislaus coach Jan Schefkowitz. "We continued to hit the ball very well and got some strong pitching. Jenn (Arnold) pitched very well today."
Sophomore Arnold scattered five hits. Casey Stephenson and Alyssa Guzman each had three hits, with Stephenson and Meghan Franksen driving in first-inning runs and Sarah Shamblin driving in a run in the second.
In the opener, Franksen's two-run third-inning homer erased a 2-0 deficit, and Britney Borba also homered for the Warriors.
Dominguez Hills scored once in the seventh to make it 6-4 and had runners on second and third with two outs, but Jessica Gaumnitz (14-4) got Jennifer Tellez to fly out to center to end the game.
The Warriors lead Humboldt State (13-7), which split with Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday.
MJC SPLITS, at Sacramento -- Modesto defeated Cosumnes River 6-3 in Game 1 as pitcher Kacey Beard doubled, homered, had two RBIs and scored twice. Cosumnes (24-13, 5-6 Big 8) handed MJC (15-24, 4-7) a 4-2 loss in the nightcap as Alexandra Franco had a homer and three RBIs.
STEVINSON RANCH INVITATIONAL -- The 10th annual tournament, hosted by University of Colorado, will take place Monday and Tuesday at Stevinson Ranch after a College-Am today. Golfers will play 36 holes Monday, then finish with 18 holes Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Fourteen schools will vie, including Pacific, St. Mary's, San Francisco and Washington State.
Track and Field
CS STANISLAUS, at Hayward -- Jasimen Bailey became the fourth Warrior woman to meet a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA meet, throwing the discus 144-6 to finish first at the Chabot Relays and Distance Festival. That surpasses the NCAA "B" mark of 141-1. She joins pole vaulters Kirsten Loftin and Rosemary Feikert and April Montgomery (800) as the four Warriors currently on the list to compete at the nationals.
On Friday, Whitney Leming and Catherine Jaureguy finished 1-2 in the 3000-meter steeplechase with PR times of 12:45.0 and 13:01.0.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Jerome Johnson, Brendan Thaler, Juan Garcia and Ryon Lawson clocked a season-best 3:21.38 Saturday to finish second by 0.23 to a Ram Track team. Ricky Gurrola (hammer, 167-8) and Adam Kubo (javelin, 164-8½) won their events with personal bests.
FREITAS IMPRESSIVE, at Stanford Invitational -- Long Beach State's Alex Freitas, a Modesto High grad, took third place among collegiate runners in the Stanford Invitational 800, finishing with a time of 1:49.39, less than a tenth of a second off of his lifetime best.