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Baseball and Softball week in review

The baseball team started its season off wildly, dropping their first two games to Fresno Pacific. The Warriors dropped both games of the doubleheader and had their first night game postponed until Monday (Feb.10).
The baseball team is very young this season and predicted to finish near the bottom of the standings.  Nearly half of the team consists of new players and transfers.
In the first game of the season, Donnie Fairchilds had a rough first inning, allowing three runs, and was unable to make it out of the second after allowing two more.
Fresno Pacific’s top pitcher, J.D. Sales, went seven plus innings allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits with 10 strikeouts. The Warriors made some noise in the ninth inning but fell 8-4.
The game proved to be somewhat sloppy for both teams defensively; the Warriors totalled two errors while Fresno Pacific collected three.
Warrior Third Baseman Colton Beatty went 4-for-5 in his debut with a double and a run batted in.  Beatty is expected to lead the Warriors’s offense this season.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Warriors had the lead late in the game and turned it over to their bullpen. They were unable to capitalize on a 5-3 lead going into the final inning, giving up three Sunbird runs and falling 6-5.
Jeremy McDonald went five and a third innings for the Warriors. The southpaw fanned six Sunbirds in his 2014 debut.
Beatty appeared in a big way on the scorecard; notching three more RBIs and two more hits. Beatty’s sixth inning, bases loaded double, scored three and allowed the Warriors to take the lead.
The softball team’s game was postponed due to weather and will be rescheduled.  The postponed game against Dominican will take place April 13.
Softball will have three doubleheaders at home this week, starting with two against Cal State East Bay (Feb. 12), two against Cal State Dominguez Hills (Feb. 14) and two more with Dominguez Hills (Feb. 15).
The softball team’s lone win came against Dominguez Hills earlier in the season.

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Baseball and Softball week in review