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Softball struggles over the weekend

Softball struggles over the weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Sports

California State East Bay’s softball team struggled in their two series over the weekend against San Marcos and Humboldt State. “We are all struggling hitting right now and are having trouble producing runs, which is letting teams get the upper hand on us,” freshman infielder Jennifer Palmares ...

Pioneers split wins with SF State

Pioneers split wins with SF State

Susi Larsen,
Layout Designer
February 15
Filed under Sports

The Pioneer softball team opened the 2017 California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference schedule on Saturday with a doubleheader on the road against San Francisco State University. Despite 7 Pioneer hits, they could not stop the defensive errors, and with a total of 7, the Gators took advantag...

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Victory, victory, victory and another victory. The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 4-0 this weekend as they opened the 2017 season in a double-header against the Academy of Art on Friday. In the first game, the Academy of Art was the first to put points on the board in the first and third i...

Softball loses home series to Chico State

Softball loses home series to Chico State

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Sports

Bittersweet was probably the feeling of the Cal State East Bay softball team this weekend. The Pioneers fell in a four game series, 1-3 against the 18th-ranked Chico State Wildcats, but fortunately got the win on their third game, which happened to be their senior day game. The Pioneers fell to Chico (33-1...

Softball splits doubleheader with Cougars

Softball splits doubleheader with Cougars

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 13
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Rain, rain, go away. That must have been what the Cal State East Bay softball team was saying after the weather cancelled the final two games of their home series on Saturday with the Cal State San Marcos Cougars. The Cougars (10-30 overall, 7-23 conference) pulled off a last inning comeback to take...

Softball splits season opener on road

Softball splits season opener on road

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under Showcase

A new season got underway for the Cal State East Bay softball team over the weekend with a new coach at the helm. The season started for the Pioneers and new coach Claire Sua Amundson with a road trip to San Rafael on Saturday to take on Dominican College at Penguin Field. The Pioneers left with a...

New season, new coach for softball

New season, new coach for softball

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
February 4
Filed under Campus, Sports

It’s a new beginning for softball at Cal State East Bay. In August the Pioneers’ Head Coach Barbara Pierce stepped down after nine seasons at the helm for CSUEB. Enter the new Coach, Claire Sua-Amundson, the Cal State Fullerton assistant coach who has been at schools like Cal Poly and Stanford....

CSUEB softball coach steps down from position

CSUEB softball coach steps down from position

Louis Laventure ,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 20
Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay softball coach Barbara Pierce stepped down from her position on Aug. 3, the second CSUEB coach in less than two months to do so. In an interview with the official CSUEB athletics website Pierce said, “Spending more time with my family is my priority and a major reason for this decision.” ...

Student athletes pile up awards

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor
July 8
Filed under Sports

Championships aren’t the only way to measure success when it comes to sports. While Cal State East Bay didn’t capture a team title this past season, several athletes and teams earned honors and awards for their performances in 2015. The most recent award was given to CSUEB’s women's swimming...

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Lauren Vestal,
Contributor
May 7
Filed under Sports

Growing up, many kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. A rare few actually achieve it. Getting injured is the one thing that can stop top players from achieving high levels of glory, causing most to then choose different career paths. Matt Lisle, a baseball player from Concord, was no ex...

Pioneers come back from deep end against UCSD Tritons

Pioneers come back from deep end against UCSD Tritons

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 23
Filed under Sports

Back-to-back losses on Friday could have ruined senior day on Saturday for the Cal State East Bay softball team. However, the Pioneers bounced back and won both games against the UC San Diego Tritons that made senior day a memorable one. The Pioneers are now 25-22 overall and 13-19 in California Collegi...

Pioneer of the Week: Ali Cerminara

Pioneer of the Week: Ali Cerminara

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 16
Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay sophomore catcher Ali Cerminara is the Pioneer of the Week. Cerminara was instrumental in the 2 - 2 home stand over the weekend when the Pioneers hosted the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros. Cerminara helped CSUEB break even in the home series as they won both games on Saturday to bounce back from two losses on Friday at P...

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