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February 25, 2009 > Baseball season going downhill fast for East Bay

Baseball season going downhill fast for East Bay

By Tony Cogley

Sure, Cal State East Bay's only 12 games into their baseball season, but it may already be time to press the panic button. The Pioneers are now 4-8 overall after losing two of three to Willamette University on February 20 and 21, and seem to be setting an alarming trend for the remainder of their games to be played.

They've shown strength at times, mostly on the arm of senior pitcher Kenneth Cedillo (who is now 2-1 as a starter with one no decision) but still can't seem to string a series of wins together. Against Willamette, East Bay lost the opening game 12-4 surrendering 18 hits and only mustering six themselves.

On Saturday's double header, the Pioneers lost the first game after a lengthy 12-inning affair came to a close on a Willamette RBI single to put the Bearcats ahead, 6-5. In the second game, East Bay was able to get a seven-inning victory, 8-3, behind Aaron Hannigan's strong outing, allowing six hits and two earned runs, while striking out five.

The Pioneers continue their home-stand against Redlands University on February 27-March 1.

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