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April 21, 2010 > Pioneers split series with Pomona

Pioneers split series with Pomona

By Jeff Weisinger
Photos By Mike Heightchew

After winning the first two games of their four-game set with Cal State Pomona, the Cal State University East Bay baseball team drop the last two games against Pomona, losing the second game of Saturday's (April 17) doubleheader 10-6 and Sunday's (April 18) game 13-8, splitting the series.

East Pay pitcher John Folk (0-9) continued his struggles in the season, allowing nine runs on nine hits through five innings while striking out and walking four batters. Both Cody Hazen and Zachary Wong pitched in relief, allowing a combined four hits through four innings worked between the two of them.

Pomona started Sunday's game hot, scoring three runs against Folk in the first inning, highlighted by RBI singles by both Stephen Gonzalez and Travis Taijeron.

The Pioneers answered back with a run of their own in the first off a throwing error by Pomona left fielder Stephen Gonzalez, scoring Nick McManus from third. However, it would not be enough as Pomona would have two more three-run innings in the fourth and the eighth inning on their way to a 13-run, 13-hit game.

Both McManus and Charlie Sharrer went 3-5 on the day for the Pioneers. East Bay goes on the road to Rohnert Park to take on Sonoma State on Tuesday, April 20, beginning a four-game road-trip.

Softball: East Bay 0, Chico State 3
Senior day was nothing to write home about for the Cal State East Bay softball team as they lost their home finale 3-0 to Chico State on Saturday, April 17.

Pitcher Lauren Zweigle (5-16) fought through all seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Her counterpart, Kacie McCarthy (11-9), pitched a two-hit shutout for Chico State, striking out four in the process.

Both teams fought back and forth through the first five innings until Jenna Wermes's RBI double opened the scoring for Chico State, and Christine Johnson's RBI single capped the three-run inning for Chico.

The Lady Pioneers (12-32, 5-27) finish the season on the road, beginning at Menlo College on Wednesday, April 21.

Water Polo: East Bay 8, Santa Clara 14
The East Bay Water Polo team lost their season finale at Santa Clara, 14-8. The Lady Pioneers won three of their last five, despite having four of the last five games on the road. East Bay will travel to Bakersfield for the WWPA Conference Tournament on April 30.

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