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March 24, 2010 > East Bay softball sweeps Dominican

East Bay softball sweeps Dominican

By Jeff Weisinger
Photos By Mike Heightchew

Cal State East Bay's softball team began to turn things back on the winning track after sweeping a Saturday, March 20, doubleheader against Dominican University. The Lady Pioneers took the first game, 11-1, and the second game, 13-3.

The 20-run differential is the most for East Bay in back-to-back games all season long.

Dominican (1-21) simply never got it going offensively against the Lady Pioneer pitching staff, scoring just four runs total between the two games on just five hits combined.

On the other hand, East Bay (7-15) had no problem against Dominican's pitching staff, scoring 11 runs on 11 hits in the first two innings of game one, and opened game two with an eight-run first inning.

Emily Montanez hit a two-run home run with one out in the first inning of the first game to get things started for the Lady Pioneers. She would finish game one going a perfect 2-2 at the plate with four RBIs. Her second hit came in East Bay's nine-run second inning where she lined a single to left field for a two-RBI double.

Both Lauren Zweigle and Danielle Foster held Dominican to just two hits all game in game one. Zweigle (2-9) pitched three innings, allowing one run on just two hits while striking out four. Foster entered the game in the fourth inning, pitching a hitless two innings while walking one batter.

Game two was, once again, all East Bay. The Pioneers opened the second game of the day with an eight-run first inning, highlighted by a two- RBI double by Ashlee Coronado and a two-RBI double by Devon Mercurio.

Catherine Schorn (5-6) pitched a solid four innings for East Bay, allowing three runs, just one earned, on two hits.

East Bay will look for it's first three-game win streak of the season when they play Montana State on Friday, March 26, at the Tournament of Champions in Cal State Stanislaus.

Baseball: East Bay 2, S.F. State 5
After winning both games of Saturday's (March 20) doubleheader against S.F. State at home, the Pioneers were unable to take the four-game series from the Gators, instead splitting the series even as East Bay fell to S.F. State 5-2 on Sunday, March 21.

John Volk's (0-7) struggles continued, despite a solid start in the first few innings as he went six and a third innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on nine hits while striking out three and walking one.

His counterpart, S.F State's Patrick Haugen (5-1) went the distance, allowing two runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts and walks.

An RBI double by Nick McManus in the first inning and an RBI base hit from Devin Grigg in the third inning gave the Pioneers an early 2-0 lead. But that would all change as the Gators went on to score a run each in innings three through five and sealed the win with a two run six inning sparked by Sean Proni's RBI single to left field.

Water Polo: East Bay 11, Harvard 15
After winning five matches in a row - and nine of 10 overall - the East Bay Women's water polo team fell to Harvard, 15-11, on Friday, March 19.

East Bay will look to rebound from the loss when they travel to Indiana to play in the Fluid Five Tournament at Indiana. CSUEB will take on Michigan in the first match of the tournament on Saturday, March 27.

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