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‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

James Groh

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Junior Alli Cook up to bat against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 12. Photo credit: George Johnston

 

Game 1

 

Sonoma State came out swinging to open up Friday afternoons double header.

In the bottom of the first, the Seawolves drove in three runs off first year pitcher Haley Gilham. A two run single coupled with an error contributed to the early lead.

The Wildcats had a hard time finding their feet. The Seawolves registered another run off Gilham, extending their lead to four in the bottom of the fourth.

Chico State’s lone run came in the top of the 6th. After a pair of singles, Sonoma State committed an error giving the Wildcats their only run of the double header.

Gilham went the distance recording her 13th complete game in the loss.

Game 2

Early scoring proved decisive once again for the Seawolves.

In the bottom of the second with the bases loaded, freshman catcher Keeley Ray hit an RBI single driving in senior second baseman Holli Brown.

Chico State junior pitcher Brooke Langeloh was able to hold off the Sonoma State offense for the rest of the game, but the bats weren’t connecting for the Wildcats.

The game ended 0-1 with each team only recording three hits.

Sonoma State moves to within a game of Cal State Monterey Bay to take 2nd place in conference play. The Seawolves record improves to 17-8 in conference play and 30-13 overall.

The sweep puts Chico State at 5th place and a game and a half behind fourth. Just above the .500 mark, the Wildcats fall to 14-12 in the CCAA and 21-15 on the season.

James Groh can be reached at [email protected] or @James_Groh14 on Twitter.

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‘Cats get swept in Friday night series