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April 17, 2012 > Men's Baseball: Pioneers doomed by Coyotes' big inning

Men's Baseball: Pioneers doomed by Coyotes' big inning

Submitted By Marty Valdez

The Pioneers held a 1-0 advantage after five innings in the first of a four-game series with Cal State San Bernardino. The Coyotes scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 6-2 victory over the Pioneers on April 14.

The defeat snapped a three-game winning streak and leaves the Pioneers with an 8-17 CCAA record. East Bay is 14-21 for the season. The Coyotes win their fourth straight game and improves to 15-10 in the CCAA and 18-12 overall.

Charlie Sharrer was 2-for-4 at the plate including a home run for the Pioneers. Brett Hall had a double and scored a run. Pioneer starting hurler Bryce Miller (1-7) had a strong outing as he allowed only one earned run on seven hits and recorded five strikeouts. Xavier De La Cruz tossed a scoreless eighth inning. Brandon Day and Matt Hanley each drove in a pair of runs for the Coyotes. Casey McCarthy (3-3) hurled a complete game, and held the Pioneers to one earned run on five hits and four strikeouts. McCarthy threw only 76 pitches in nine innings of work.

The Pioneers opened the scoring with a run in the top of the fourth inning. Hall opened the fourth with a double and later scored on a Coyote error. The Coyotes took advantage of three Pioneers errors to score five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Haney drove in two runs with a single. In the top of the seventh, Sharrer hit a solo home run, his fourth round-tripper of the season. Cal State San Bernardino answered with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

The series continued on April 15, 2012 with a double-header at Fiscalini Field.

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