Pioneers split wins with SF State

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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 advantage of every misplayed opportunity. Even the two-run homer by freshman infielder Sarah Fukushima in the third was short-lived as SFSU gained back a run because of an error. Sophomore outfielder Anissa Gonzalez finished the first game 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base. The Pioneers lost game one 6-5, going into game two, which they also lost 5-3.

In Sunday’s doubleheader, sophomore Bailee Glover pitched a complete game and captured her first win of the year as the Pioneer defense held the Gators to only 1 run. In game two, senior third baseman Marisa Lerma went 3-for-4 with 1 run and 4 RBI’s to help the team win 5-4. The team redeemed themselves on day two of conference play, and they will now take a two-game winning streak into next week’s home games.

East Bay is now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in conference, they will play Humboldt State this weekend. Friday’s doubleheader starts at noon at the Pioneer Softball Field with another doubleheader on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.