April 22, 2014 > Pioneer Softball report
Pioneer Softball report
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Pioneers use final innings to score road wins
Cal State East Bay equaled its season long winning streak at six games following 2-1 and 8-3 road wins over Academy of Art on April 16 at Mission Blue Field. The Pioneers had a flair for the dramatic, scoring the game-winning run in their final team at-bat in both contests.
Cal St. East Bay 2, Academy of Art 1 Ð F/8 Inn.
Extra innings were needed to decide game one after East BayÕs Kelsey LaVaute and Academy of ArtÕs Lauren Stover traded RBI singles in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively. Tiebreaker rules went into effect with each team starting its offensive half of the inning with a runner on second base.
Cal St. East Bay 8, Academy of Art 3 Ð F
The Pioneers trailed 3-2 and were down to their final three outs heading into the top of the seventh. Four East Bay hits and four Academy of Art (12-26) errors later the visiting side found itself with a five-run cushion and only needing to record the final three outs for the win.
Postseason Hopes Dealt Major Blow by Stanislaus
Cal State East Bay softball suffered 3-2 and 14-6 defeats in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play to Cal State Stanislaus on April 18. The Pioneers were one out away from a game one victory; the CSU Stanislaus Warriors put up nine first inning runs to earn a convincing game two win.