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Warriors edged by Pomona in series finale
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After splitting a doubleheader on Sunday, Cal Poly Pomona pulled off a solid performance and series finale win, 3-1, on Monday.
The Warriors won a rare 1-0 collegiate baseball game on Sunday, but Cal Poly Pomona returned the favor with a 7-2 win of its own for a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader split.
Rafael Vasquez and Anthony Gotelli paired up for a two-hit shutout in game one before Cal State Stanislaus was held to four hits in the seven-inning nightcap.
Vasquez continues to shine on the pitching mound as he gave up just two hits in 8 1/3 innings of work for the win. After retiring 11 straight, he issued a one-out walk in the ninth before being replaced by Gotelli, who needed just nine pitches to close out the game.
Following a two-out double in the Pomona fourth, Vasquez actually would have retired 15 consecutive batters if it wasn't for an infield error with two outs in the fifth inning.
The fielding error allowed the Pomona DH Humberto Tovaline to advance to third as the only Bronco to get past second on the day. Jenzen Torres doubled in the fourth to represent the only other Bronco in scoring position.
While not over powering - he only had four strikeouts - Vasquez improved to 5-2 on the season following Sunday's outing.
Good thing for Vasquez's performance, because the Warriors managed just one run against Cal Poly Pomona's Geoff Broussard. He went the distance and gave up nine hits with seven strikeouts for his first loss of the season to drop to 9-1.
Cal State Stanislaus got its rally going in the fifth when Joe Medeiros hit a one-out double to right-center. Craig Beevers followed with a single through the right side, but Mederios was gunned down at the plate trying to score from second. After Beevers stole second and third, Arellano smacked a hit to left to give the Warriors the 1-0 lead.
In the nightcap, Pomona got on CSUS starter Phil Quade early and chased him with a Chris Miller grand slam in the third during a five-run inning. The Broncos led 7-0 after a solo homer by Nicholas Cooksey in the fifth.
The Warriors put together a couple of hits to start the seventh with Andrew Graves and Andy Yingling eventually scoring to make it 7-2.
On Monday, Pomona starter Erick Ruvalcaba tossed a complete game and hung zeros for eight innings. Ruvalcaba scattered seven hits, struck out eight Warriors and walked one in the win.
Cal State Stanislaus allowed single runs in the first three innings but was able to shut down the CPP offense the rest of the way before falling to 21-17 overall and 14-14 in league play.
Michael Turay led the Warriors with a 2-for-4 day, including a one-out triple in the ninth inning. He scored on an Andrew Graves ground-out to second to finally put Stanislaus on the scoreboard.
The Warriors did have many scoring chances throughout the game, including runner at third with one out in the sixth. They also had two on in the seventh and eighth innings before Ruvalcaba escaped without any Stanislaus damage.
McDaniels started on the mound and went 3 2/3 innings as he gave up three runs on five hits and was tagged with the loss. Chris Short allowed just one hit in 3 1/3 innings of shutout work. He was followed by Shay Maltese, who allowed two hits in the eighth.
Gonsalves went 2-for-4 for the Warriors and Beevers doubled to chip-in for the Warriors' offense.