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May 13, 2014 > East Bay sweeps final home games

East Bay sweeps final home games

Submitted By Steve Connolly

Cal State East Bay seniors Sean Becker and Ben O'Bryan both fired complete games on May 3, 2014 to lead Pioneer baseball to a pair of victories over San Francisco State in the final home games of the 2014 season. East Bay won by scores of 4-1 and 8-2 to improve their record to 30-17 overall and 24-15 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play.

The Pioneers have now won seven straight games and 11 of their last 12. They reached 30 victories for the second straight season and set a new single-season program record for CCAA wins (topping last year's record of 22-18).

Game 1 -- CSUEB 4, SF State 1

The first game of the day was an outstanding pitcher's dual between Becker and SF State's Preston Tarter. Both right-handers breezed through the first three innings before the offenses were able to break through.

Game 2 -- CSUEB 8, SF State 2

O'Bryan had impressive stuff on display in the second game, as he held SF State to just two hits over seven innings. The Pioneer offense helped out by staking him to an early lead.ÊThe Pioneers racked up 11 hits in the second game, including three apiece from Starnes and Stephney at the top of the lineup. Starnes finished with three runs scored and two RBI, and both outfielders stole two bases. Kochan was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a steal. Carney added another hit to finish the doubleheader 4-for-6.

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