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Warriors baseball falls to No. 4 UC San Diego

POSTED April 14, 2010 12:08 a.m.
The Cal State Stanislaus baseball team never really recovered from the heartbreaking loss in game one on Saturday as No. 4 UC San Diego used two huge innings to handle the Warriors, 18-5, in the series finale on Sunday.
The Tritons scored six unearned runs in the fifth and used three doubles as part of an eight-run sixth inning to sweep the series from the Warriors. UC San Diego leaves town with a 34-5 overall and 24-4 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Cal State Stanislaus' second-rated pitching staff took a hit this weekend against the powerful offense of UC San Diego as the Warriors fell to 17-20 overall and 13-15 in conference play.
Leading by a run with two outs in the top of the ninth in game one on Saturday, the Warriors saw the series turn in a hurry when UCSD belted back-to-back hard-hit homers to win the game. Stanislaus did not recover from that point on and allowed 28 runs in the last two games.
UC San Diego, winner of eight straight over CSU Stanislaus, was led by Evan Kehoe who went 4-for-5 with two doubles and drove in three runs on Sunday. Grant Bauer, the ninth batter in the Tritons lineup, was also 4-for-5 with a home run and drove in five scores.
A critical Warrior error extended the inning that led to a six-run UCSD fifth that was highlighted by a three-run bomb by Bauer — UCSD's sixth homer in two days.
Michael Benton, Aaron Bauman and Evan Kehoe each doubled in runs in the sixth inning. Kehoe delivered the big blow with a three-run double as UCSD scored eight times in the inning for a 16-2 lead.
Michael Johnson and Casey Filkins got Stanislaus on the board in the third -- for at the time a Warrior 2-1 lead — each with RBI singles. The Warriors added three more runs in the eighth on four hits to make it 18-5. Colton Beatty and Andrew Graves both delivered RBI hits while David Contreras drove in a run on a grounder.
Johnson finished with two hits including a double while Corey Conflenti and Thomas Shull each chipped in two hits as well.
Stanislaus starter Vinny Pacchetti lasted 4 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs — though only two earned — on eight hits. A total of five Warrior pitchers allowed 10 earned runs on the day.

Warriors earn sweep
In dominating fashion, the Cal State Stanislaus softball team completed the four-game series sweep of Cal State East Bay with two more wins on Saturday.
The Warriors suddenly found offensive power as five different players hit home runs in the twinbill to win 8-2 in game one and 8-0 in the finale.
The Warriors, 13-28-1 overall and 8-20 in the CCAA, are winners of four straight games and have just posted a 5-1 week, including a split at No. 12 Sonoma State on Tuesday.
Cal State East Bay falls to 12-28 overall and 5-23 in its first season in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Erica McIntyre, Jennifer Arnold and Brittany Balanesi all homered in game one to complement freshman pitcher Brittani Weatherford's third straight impressive start as the Warriors had little trouble in the opener.

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