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Baseball team opens weekend with a win

Sophomore third baseman Cameron Santos slides into third against Menlo College on Jan. 31 Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

The Chico State baseball team beat the Point Loma University Seawolves 4-0 in the opening game of the weekend series on Feb. 5 at home.

The win marks the ‘Cats fourth straight win to start the season.

Senior pitcher Andy Burschinger controls the zone against Menlo College on Jan. 31. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

The Wildcats started their scoring early with a RBI single by junior outfielder Josh Falco, scoring fellow junior outfielder Sonny Cortez in the bottom of the first inning.

Up 1-0, the team would add on to its lead in the third inning when senior shortstop Tony Roque would score on a Seawolf throwing error to make it 2-0.

The very next inning, the ‘Cats would tack on two more runs on another throwing error, and a RBI single by Roque.

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand would keep the Point Loma University offense at bay for the majority of the game with great command of the strike zone. The Seawolves threatened to score in the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable bring a run across the plate.

Chico State would cruise to a win to open up the weekend.

Top Performers

Pitcher Gelfand- 5.2 IP, 4 hits, 3 K’s, 1 BB and 0 ER

Junior outfielder Jerett Maas- 2 for 2, 2 singles

Shortstop Roque- 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 run, 2 singles.

Chico State will host Point Loma University for a double header on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Nettleton Stadium.

Nick Martinez-Esquibel can be reached at [email protected] or @THENickMartinez on Twitter.

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