After a one-run loss in Tuesday's first game of a doubleheader, the Modesto Junior College softball team immediately made sure it would win the second game.
Modesto scored 10 runs in the first inning of a 10-0 shutout of Santa Rosa in the finale of a Big 8 Conference twin bill. Santa Rosa started the day with a 4-3 victory thanks to a two-run homer by catcher Courtney Millard.
Jessica Merrian had three doubles and drove in three runs for the Pirates (13-23, 3-6) in the second game. Modesto had 12 hits in that contest.
Pitcher Kacey Beard struck out seven and gave up just three hits to the Bear Cubs (17-15, 4-5).
STANISLAUS RECOGNITION — Cal State Stanislaus softball pitcher Jessica Gaumnitz and designated player Casey Stephenson were named to the all-tournament team for the 2008 Tournament of Champions presented by Mizuno.
The Warriors finished the weekend tournament with a 4-2 record — they lost to eventual champion Humboldt State, 5-4, in a Gold Bracket semifinal game.
Gaumnitz went 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA, including two complete games and a shutout. The junior from Chowchilla struck out 18 batters in 21 1/3 innings, walking just one.
Stephenson was among the top hitters in the tournament, batting .474 by going 9-for-19 with four runs and two RBIs.
Humboldt State's Natalie Galletly was named the Most Valuable Player and batting champion as she batted .550 in seven games, going 11-for-20 with four doubles, a home run and seven runs batted in.
Galletly's slugging percentage was .900 in leading the Lumberjacks to their fourth consecutive TOC title.
MJC 8TH, at Napa — The Pirates were sixth with a 407 at a Big 8 Conference meet at Eagle Vines Golf Club. Chris Jamero posted the low score for Modesto with a 2-over par 74.
The Pirates return to Napa on Thursday for a Big 8 event at Silverado Country Club.