February 25, 2014 > Pioneer Softball
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Seventh Inning rally salvages split with Argonauts
The seventh inning decided both games of Cal State East BayÕs road doubleheader February 18th with Notre Dame de Namur on Tuesday afternoon. The Argonauts walked off with a 1-0 game one win while the Pioneers rallied for five runs in game two for a 7-4 come from behind victory. East Bay pitcher Emily Perlich and NDNU hurler Jenna Bassler were battling in a pitcherÕs duel to open TuesdayÕs action. Through six innings neither pitcher had surrendered a run and Bassler had held the Pioneers to just three hits in the game.
Cal State East Bay defensive miscues turned a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit in the bottom of the sixth. Down to their final two outs, Meli Sanchez and Chelsie Kakela to put the game-tying run in scoring position. Pinch hitter Alex VelaÕs clutch two-run double put the Pioneers ahead as they looked to tack on more runs. The Argonauts committed errors on back-to-back run scoring plays after surrendering their lead. Cassie Vela capped off the five run frame with an RBI single as East Bay salvaged a split.
Softball suffers sweep to #13 Tritons
Cal State East Bay softball dropped a pair of California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) games to No. 13 ranked UC San Diego at Triton Softball Field on Friday, February 21st. The Pioneers fell 4-0 in game one and 12-9 in game two.
Cal State East Bay dropped 17-1 and 8-3 decisions on the road to nationally ranked No. 13 UC San Diego on February 22nd. The Pioneers scored in their opening team at-bat to take the lead in both games, but the Tritons offense put up 25 runs on the day and 41 over the four-game series.