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Stanislaus shutout in series finale against East Bay

POSTED February 26, 2013 8:52 p.m.

For the sixth time this season - and the second time in this series - the Cal State Stanislaus baseball was held scoreless on Sunday as the Warriors dropped the finale, 8-0, to Cal State East Bay.
Pioneer starter Sean Becker went the distance for the five-hit shutout. He also struck out nine Warriors and walked just one in earning the victory. Cal State East Bay (11-4, 4-4 CCAA) won the series, three games to one, for the first time since East Bay joined the CCAA.
Unable to get much offense going, the Warriors dropped their second conference series in a row and fell to 5-10 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
Becker did not allow a Warrior to past second base all day, in fact only two Stanislaus runners reached second with Anthony Nicolosi factoring in in both instances. After Nicolosi drew an one-out walk in the third, he moved to second on a stolen base but was stranded there. In the fifth, Nicolosi's single move Andrew Graves to second with two outs but the inning ended on a flyout to center.
Kyle Zozaya had a big day for the Pioneers as he went 4-for-5, with a double, a home run and drove in three runs.
The Warriors were blanked for the sixth time this season as they now average just 2.67 runs per game in 15 contests. They were out-scored 31-8 in the series against Cal State East Bay.
Cal State Stanislaus looks to rebound this week before heading to San Francisco State to start the four-game set on Friday. The middle two games of the series is in Turlock on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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