Donnelly's bat powers two Warrior wins

TURLOCK -- Tomas Donnelly came through twice for the Cal State Stanislaus baseball team on Saturday.

Donnelly drove in two game-winners at Warrior Field as Stanislaus came from behind twice to beat Central Washington 6-3 and 6-5.

"It was a good day," Warriors head coach Kenny Leonesio said. "We talked a lot about fighting and we did that today."

Donnelly had three hits and four RBIs. He drove in Dennis Wolfe with a single in the seventh inning of Game 1 to give Stanislaus a 4-3 lead. Wolfe had cleared the bases with a two-run triple moments before.

In the second game, Donnelly delivered a two-out, two-run double in the Warriors' three-run sixth inning. Jake Oketani went 3-for-3 in that game, starting the sixth-inning rally with an RBI single. Donnelly had an RBI double earlier in the game.

Stanislaus (2-1) got a leadoff homer from Kyle Loretelli to start the day. David Contreras smacked an RBI double in the eighth to keep the offensive momentum going into Game 2.

Warrior starting pitcher Eric Federico went 5º innings with six strikeouts and two earned runs in the first game. Andrew Demott (1-0) picked up the win in relief, pitching 1º innings with a strikeout. Andrew Troncale picked up saves in both games.

Men's Basketball

SAN FRANCISCO STATE 93, STANISLAUS 79, at San Francisco -- It's been the story of the sason for the Warriors: jump out on top early only to watch the opponents come back and lead at the break, Stanislaus rallies from a large deficit late but loses when forced to foul.

Rick Cardoso led the Warriors (4-17, 3-11 California Collegiate Athletic Association) with 21 points. Duane Jones had 18 points for Stanislaus, including a 3-pointer which pulled it within four points with 3:41 to play.

But Stanislaus made just two field goals after that. San Francisco State (14-7, 9-5) made all 12 of its free throws in the final two minutes to pull away.

Heath Colvin was held to 10 points after netting 21 Friday night at Monterey Bay. Cardoso was coming off a career night on Friday with 23 points and 19 rebounds. The Warriors were 9-for-26 from 3-point range and outrebounded 50-24.

Alex Thomas led five Gators in double-figures, scoring 21 points and adding eight rebounds as San Francisco moved into third place in the CCAA.

Women's Basketball

SAN FRANCISCO 66, STANISLAUS 51, at San Francisco -- One night after shooting 44 percent, the Warriors shot just 30 percent from the field against the Gators.

Lysandra Williams led the Warriors (6-14, 4-10 CCAA) with 18 points. She connected on four free throws and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds. Shristy Kumar scored 12 points and Katie Busi and Christin Gowan each chipped in eight.

Stanislaus was 4-for-19 from beyond the arc, with Kumar making two 3s. The Gators (11-10, 8-6 CCAA) were led by Jessica Hout-Freeman with 19 points and Brio Rode added 12.

JC Men's Basketball

SEQUOIAS 66, COLUMBIA 42, at Visalia -- Ray Baca with 10 points was the only player in double figures for the Claim Jumpers (7-20, 3-6 Central Valley Conference).

JC Women's Tennis

MJC 3RD, at Santa Clara -- Led by No. 1 singles champion Quimi Alaniz, a freshman from Turlock, Modesto finished third in the 10-team Mission College Tournament.

Alaniz won her flight by defeating Adrea Arroyo of Monterey Peninsula College 6-3, 6-1 in the finals. After a first-round bye, she won three matches to earn the title.

JC Softball

MJC SPLITS, at Hayward -- Sixth-inning doubles by Jessica Merriam and Kacey Beard broke a 1-1 tie and sparked Modesto JC (4-5) to a 4-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader with Chabot. The Gladiators won the nightcap 4-0.