Adam Fonville's 10th-inning double to deep left-center gave Cal State Stanislaus its first-ever CCAA Championship Baseball Tournament win, 6-5 over UC San Diego in 10 innings Friday.
Stanislaus faced Sonoma State later Friday in an elimination game -- the Warriors trailed 13-11 batting in the bottom of the 11th. Kyle Loretelli had tied the game with a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th.
The winner plays in today's championship game.
Fonville, a senior first baseman, was called out Thursday after failing to tag up correctly from second base. He also threw a potential double play ball into center field, which led to a three-run inning for Sonoma State in a 5-1 Stanislaus loss.
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On Friday, Jacob Thelen got on base in the bottom of the 10th with a two-out single through the left side, and Fonville drove him in after the Tritons' left fielder Evan Kehoe bobbled the ball against the fence, giving Thelen that extra step to slide in safely at home for the win.
The Warriors (37-20) set a school single-season record for wins.
UC San Diego was eliminated from the CCAA Tournament, but with a No. 1 NCAA West Region ranking, the Tritons are sure to play in next week's NCAA West Regional Tournament.
The Warriors began their comeback in the bottom of the fourth inning when Jake Oketani hit his third home run of the year, a solo shot to right-center field to make the score 4-1. The Warriors picked up another run in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Bellotti to cut the deficit in half, 4-2.
Senior relief pitcher Andrew DeMott replaced Andrew Stueve and threw 5.2 innings, striking out four and walking just one. DeMott came in and shut down the Tritons and allowed the Warriors to climb back in the game.