No. 6 Chico State blanks Cal State L.A. for second consecutive game
LOS ANGELES -- Chico State wrapped up the weekend by winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association series finale against Cal State L.A.
The Golden Eagles were blanked for the second straight game, this time falling by a 6-0 count to the Wildcats at Reeder Field. After winning the opener of Saturday's doubleheader, 7-4, the Golden Eagles failed to score over the final 16 innings of the series.
Cal State L.A. (11-14, 9-10 CCAA) lost for the third time in four games to Chico State (16-5, 8-4 CCAA).
Chico State collected 11 hits, all singles, and took early control of the game by scoring two times in the first and three times in the second.
Nick Baker went five shutout innings to pick up the win for the Wildcats. Alex Mistuloff gave up two hits and no runs over the next two innings and Luke Barker finished up with two hitless innings.
The Wildcats took advantage of an early error and scored two unearned runs in the first. Tyler Madrid drove in the first run of the game with a groundout and Ryan McClellan delivered a two-out single to make it 2-0.
Ruben Padilla had a two-run single to highlight a three-run uprising in the second for the Wildcats. They added an eighth-inning run to account for the final score.
Casey Ryan had two of the Golden Eagles' six hits in the game. Manny Acosta doubled for the only extra-base hit in the game.
David Armas went 4 2/3 innings for the Golden Eagles. He gave up six hits and three earned runs. He walked three.