The first day of this year's Tournament of Champions didn't go as planned for California State University, Stanislaus. Two days after snapping an eight game losing streak with a pair of victories over Montana State-Billings University, the Warriors again found themselves in the loser's bracket as they fell to Sonoma State University, 5-7, Western Oregon University, 6-7, and Notre Dame de Namur, 8-10.
The Mizuno Tournament of Champions, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus through Sunday, offers collegiate softball programs the opportunity to compete with 26 teams from across the state and region in a three-day event.
Marina Ghabbour has put herself in the position to possibly run at another national championship event. The Cal State Stanislaus senior ran a provisional qualifying time in the 1,500-meter run at Saturday's Johnny Mathis Invitational at San Francisco State.
Juan Contreras never had much of a passion for track and field in high school. The former Delhi High Hawk primarily played football, but he was persuaded by then coach Matt Cabral to put his strength to use by throwing for the track team his sophomore year. Delhi's team was still growing at the time and any points were welcome.
For a program with over 1,000 wins, two national championships and numerous All-Americans over the course of its 48-year history, it's hard to do anything someone hasn't done before playing baseball at Cal State Stanislaus.
March 19, 2013|
Austin Keaton was riding high in 2010. The former Pitman High standout had secured a roster spot with Culver-Stockton College's baseball program-his only scholarship offer-and was on his way to fulfilling his collegiate athletic dreams