The Modesto Junior College baseball team, not discouraged by a six-game losing streak, snapped out of the slump with wins on back-to-back days.
The Pirates scored two runs in the 10th inning Friday for a 6-4 Big 8 Conference win at Diablo Valley. The day before at home, MJC rode sophomore Matt Burrows’ complete game to a 2-0 shutout over Cosumnes River.
Modesto (10-21, 4-12 Big 8) did not trail at Diablo Valley, though the Vikings (14-17, 4-12) drew even on three occasions. The Pirates finally took the lead to stay in the 10th, thanks to a throwing error that scored Robert Steves, followed by Colt Parshall’s squeeze that brought in Spencer Thomas.
Tyler Arnsberg (1-5) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Mason Washington singled home two in the fifth, and Austin Garcia went 3 for 5.
Burrows (1-2), a Manteca High graduate, struck out four and allowed only four hits as Cosumnes River (23-7, 10-5) was denied a sweep of the three-game series. An RBI single by Carlos Lino (3 for 3) and an unearned run in the seventh were more than enough for Burrows. Leadoff man Ryan Vasquez (2 for 3) scored both runs.
The Pirates and DVC continue their series Tuesday at MJC at 2:30 p.m.
4 Hits allowed during Matt Burrows’ complete-game shutout
Track and field
Three Stanislaus records fall – Three Cal State Stanislaus throwing-event records fell at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach: Gary Randolph in the hammer throw (209 feet, 9 inches) to topple Cole Sprague’s 11-year-old mark; Krystal Alnas in the women’s hammer (195-0) to beat another 11-year-old record held by Christine Benson; and Channing Wilson, who broke her record in the javelin (161-9).
Warriors drop doubleheader – Sonoma State arrived 50 minutes late due to traffic, then stroked 26 hits and swept a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader from Stanislaus 9-3 and 10-0. Stanislaus’ Cassidy Duke broke up Brielle Vidmar’s no-hit bid with a seventh-inning single in the nightcap.
In the opener, the Warriors took an early lead that was erased by Sonoma’s five-run third. Ruby Quiralte went 4 for 4 for Stanislaus.
Stanislaus (24-25, 16-20) split a doubleheader against Sonoma (27-19, 19-14) on Saturday, losing the first game 9-3 and winning the second 1-0 in eight innings. Amy Pedretti, the Warriors’ only senior, was recognized on Senior Day.
Pirates fall in semifinals – The MJC women, the 2015 Northern California champions, reached the NorCal semifinals before being eliminated at Cañada 5-3. The Pirates edged Santa Rosa in the first round.
Season-ending win – Stanislaus (9-10) doubles tandems Jaella Conway and Cassidy Ferrell, J’Ana Diamond and Ebone Qualls, and Lamella Belgica and Analyssa Tallas swept their matches en route to a season-ending 6-0 win over Dixie State in the consolation round of the PacWest Tournament in Surprise, Ariz.
Pirates place second at Hollister – Nick Sharp shot a 3-over-par 75 at San Juan Oaks in Hollister to lead MJC to a second-place finish, six strokes behind Reedley, in the season’s 10th Big 8 tournament. The Pirates are ranked fifth in Northern California.