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Warriors shutout William Jessup to complete series sweep
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In his Warrior debut Jordan Kron pitched five shutout innings on Saturday against William Jessup. - photo by Photo courtesy of Stanislaus State Athletics

The Stanislaus State baseball team sprayed more hits with another starting pitcher throwing up blanks as the Warriors defeated William Jessup, 7-0, Saturday afternoon to complete the three-game series sweep.
Michael Chavarria went 3-for-4 on the day as the Warriors scattered 14 more hits as Stanislaus State improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2011. Chavarria had lots of success at the plate in two days as the preseason All-Region second team pick went 7-for-11 with three runs batted in and three stolen bases to lead the Warriors offensive charge.
For the series, the Warriors hit .355 and tallied 39 hits and outscored Williams Jessup (0-6), 23-2. Stanislaus also showcased its running game with 13 total bases — 10 of them came on Saturday.
Nick Ippolito, too, had seven hits in the series after going 2-for-5 on Saturday in the leadoff spot. Patrick Mulry, Nick Molina and Aldo Koutsoyanopulos each also had two hits.
Chavarria got the scoring started in the first inning with a two-out RBI triple to plate Ippolito. Molina followed with a run-scoring single to make it 2-0 early. That was plenty for Jordan Kron, who made his anticipated Warrior debut. Kron show he's got good stuff early with a pretty easy time in the first three innings, allowing just two hits. He got into a little bit of trouble in the fourth with two free passes and a single as WJU loaded the bases with one out. Kron, thought, got out of the jam with a flyout and a groundout to end the inning.
Like Tyler Murphy and Nick Voumard before him on Friday, Kron also gave head coach Kenny Leonesio a quality start with five shutout innings. He struck out three and gave up five hits.
Robbie DeVries, who threw three innings in middle relief, also was solid, allowing just three hits with four strikeouts. DeVries, too, had to get out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth, but a strikeout and a grounder ended that WJU threat.
William Jessup, which had nine hits on Saturday, left a total of 14 runners on base, including the bags full of runners three times — twice with less than two outs.
Stanislaus will fine-tune some areas this week before heading down to Fresno to take on Fresno Pacific for a doubleheader on Friday. That twinbill is at 4 p.m. before the series switches to Turlock for a pair on Saturday. The Sunbirds opened with a 5-2 loss at Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday.


Chico State snaps Stanislaus State winning streak

All winning streaks must come to an end, eventually. And for the Stanislaus State women's basketball team that fate came on Saturday night as the Warriors ended a seven-game winning streak at Chico State.
The Warriors were not able to overcome an off-shooting night as they dropped a 62-52 game to the Wildcats. Stanislaus State is now 9-3 in the CCAA and 13-5 overall but still hangs on to fourth place, three games in front of Cal State San Bernardino (7-7).
Taylor Faucett scored a game high 15 points with seven rebounds as the only Warrior who took more than three shots to shoot better than 40 percent. Cassidy Sanders-Curry scored nine, rik Larsen had eight and Ana Burch scored seven points. Riley Holladay pulled nine rebounds as the Warriors out-boarded Chico State, 38-36, in the only category they won on the stat  sheet.
Stanislaus State was 3 of 15 in the first quarter and trailed 19-8 but did rally back. The Warriors trailed by just two points after Jasmine Washington opened the second half with a jumper to make it 29-27.
But an 11-5 Wildcats run allowed the hosts to push ahead. Then a 7-0 run in the middle of the fourth gave Chico a 53-40 lead which turned away any chance the Warriors had.
Stan State ended up just 31.6 percent from the floor and made 3 of 16 three-pointers. The Warriors had missed their first nine three-point tries until Burch made one at 4:43 left in the third.
The Warriors were out-shot for just the first time in six games. The 31.6 percentage was the lowest since game two of the season at Alaska Anchorage. The loss is the Warriors' first during 2016, and more than a month, as their last defeat was on Dec. 19 at Cal State East bay.
Stanislaus will try and regroup this week with a pair of home games when the Warriors host Cal State East Bay on homecoming night on Friday. The Warriors are 7-0 this season at Fitzpatrick Arena.


Warrior men fall at 19th ranked Chico State in lone CCAA meeting

In the only meeting that counts towards the conference records of the season, the No. 19 ranked Chico State Wildcats led from the tip to blow away Stanislaus State, 85-50, Saturday night inside Acker Gym.
Four Wildcats scored in double digits with Robert Duncan turning in a double-double as Chico State improved to 10-2 in the CCAA to keep pace with UC San Diego near the top of the conference standings. Chico State, which also handed the Warriors a 84-69 loss in a non-conference game in Turlock back on Dec. 9, continues to have the upper hand in this rivalry.
Alek Carlson had 10 points to lead the Warriors (5-12, 4-8 CCAA) but Stan State suffered its seventh straight loss. Carlson made his mark with two three-pointers but the rest of the team was just 2 of 14 from the arc. For the night, Stanislaus shot 34.6 percent and fell behind by as many as 19 points just before the end of the first half.
The Warriors held a brief lead early at 9-6 after a Kyi Thomas jumper at 14:35. However, a 10-0 Chico State run ensued and the Warriors could never get close.
A 15-0 Chico State run that included eight points from Tanner Giddings in the middle of the second half doomed Stan State as the Warriors fell behind, 74-43.
Thomas finished with nine points, which is the same total out-put by Kyle Gouveia and Vondel Faniel. Christian Bayne, who had scored in double digits in the first 16 games of the season, was just 2 for 10 from the field with four free throws to finish with eight points.
Chico State also dominated the boards, out-rebounding Stan State, 44-23.
The Warriors will look for much better results and try to end the skid on Friday when they host Cal State East Bay on Homecoming night.