Five from Stanislaus get all-CCAA honors
Five Cal State Stanislaus softball players earned their highest California Collegiate Athletic Association honors Tuesday. Juniors Meghan Franksen, Jessica Gaumnitz and Alyssa Guzman were named to the first team while senior Sarah Shamblin and sophomore Jennifer Arnold received second-team honors. Franksen, who was a Most Valuable Player of the Year candidate, batted .408 with 42 hits, eight doubles, four triples, three home runs and made just six errors at shortstop during CCAA play. Gaumnitz went 9-6 with a 1.82 ERA, 13 complete games and four shutouts during conference play. Guzman batted .315 with 18 RBIs while patrolling center field.
Warriors' Fleming lauded for fifth time
Cal State Stanislaus pitcher Marquis Fleming is a hard pick to argue against for the Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week award. Fleming earned the nod for the fifth time this season and third time in the last four weeks. The senior pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in a 3-0 victory over No. 6 Sonoma State on Sunday. Fleming, who surpassed 100 strikeouts for the season, pitched his school-record fifth shutout of the campaign.
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Davis grad competes on Berkeley track
San Diego State University freshman Kyanna Thomas will compete in the NCAA West Regional track and field meet May 30-31 at Cal State Northridge. Thomas, a 2007 graduate of Davis High School, qualified by finishing second in the 400-meter dash and 4x400 relay at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on Saturday in Berkeley. Thomas was timed in a personal-best 54.33 seconds in the 400, and she ran the second leg on the 4x400 relay team, which was timed in 3:39.03. Thomas' 400 time topped her previous best of 54.92, set April 18 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut.
Modesto youth wins uneven bars crown
Modesto's Haleigh Shepard won the uneven bars title at the 2008 Region 1 Championships in Long Beach on Sunday. The 12-year-old, who trains at Gym Stars Gymnastics of Modesto, won the Level 8 12B title with a score of 9.975, and finished eighth all-around out of 30. Region 1 covers Northern and Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Shepard qualified for regionals by winning her third NorCal title in bars April 5 in Oroville, where she also won the NorCal all-around championship.