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April 22, 2014 > Starnes, Fletcher Lead Pioneers to Series-Opening Win

Starnes, Fletcher Lead Pioneers to Series-Opening Win

Submitted By Steve Connolly

The Cal State East Bay baseball team won the opener of its four-game series at Cal State Dominguez Hills by a score of 7-6. The Pioneers improve to 21-16 overall and 15-14 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play.Ê

Jason Fletcher drove in five runs for East Bay, including a three-run home run in the seventh inning that tied the score at 5-5. Kelly Starnes went 4-for-5 in the back-and-forth contest, and Nick Hudson pitched eight innings to pick up his team-leading seventh win of the season.Ê

Senior Bryce Vidmar allowed a run in the ninth, but escaped a jam with the tying run on third base to lock down dramatic the victory. The left-hander picked up his third save of the season. Hudson improved to 7-2 with the win. The senior allowed five runs on six hits and struck out two in 8 innings.Ê

East Bay opened with game with five straight hits, and all five of those batters finished with multiple knocks. Starnes notched season highs with four hits and three runs scored. Fletcher was 2-for-5 with his career-high five RBI. Both Wise and Alexander went 2-for-4, and Miravalles was on base three times with two singles and a walk.

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