Seawolves sweep Stanislaus in four-game series

A masterful senior year continues to improve for the Seawolves’ ace George Asmus, as he dominated the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Asmus threw seven and two thirds innings, giving up only one run and one walk while collecting six strikeouts. 

The game proved uneventful until the eighth. Stanislaus struck with its first and only run when Dayton Mellor drove in Marcus Mastrobuoni from third with a double after Mastrobuoni tripled to the right center gap. Nick Voumard also had a solid outing on the mound for the Warriors, throwing six and a third innings, striking out eight batters, while surrendering four hits, one run and three walks. The final score for the first game of the series was 6-1 after Sonoma brought home eight runs in the top of the ninth inning.

The Seawolves were led by junior first baseman Alex Crosby, who finished the game 2-4 with a run and a run batted in, and senior second baseman Jackson Stogner, who ended up 1-3 with a double, a run, a RBI, and two walks, and junior shortstop Jourdan Weiks who went 1-4 with two runs, a RBI, and a walk.

The Warriors were led by Mastrobuoni, who went 2-3 with a triple and a run, and Mellor who finished the day 2-4 with a double and a RBI.

The second game also ended in a Seawolf victory. Jon Richards earned the 7-1 victory with a stellar pitching performance. Over seven innings of work, Richards surrendered seven hits, one run, and a walk, while collecting five strikeouts.

The Seawolves’ offense came out in the second inning as they put six runs on the board. The main offensive contributer for Sonoma was Stogner, who went 1-4 with a double, a run, and two RBI. Jourdan Weiks also went 2-2 for the game with a run, a RBI, and two walks.

Mastrobuoni and Mellor each collected a pair of hits for the Warriors.

The Seawolves finished off the dominant four game sweep Sunday as they would collect 6-3 and 3-2 victories. Eight different Seawolves sprayed hits for a team total of 10 hits, as Stogner would get three of his own including a double and two runs in the first game of the double header.

Haydon Turpin and Aaron Gillis combined to throw the entire game, striking out six Warrior batters.

In the last game of the four game series, Stanislaus put up their best fight, but Sonoma State still left triumphant. 

Senior catcher Shawn Walters drove in two of Sonoma’s three runs on a single to center field in the fourth inning. Daniel Caresio and Devin Alexander each collected a pair of hits, including a triple for Caresio. Mastrobuoni led the way for the Warriors’ offense, going 2-4 with Stanislaus’ only two RBIs.

Matt Hammonds gave a quality start, throwing six innings, giving up five hits, one run, one walk, and struck out four on the way to earning his second career collegiate victory. 

The Seawolves will wrap up the regular season with three games against Chico at the Seawolf Diamond next Friday and Saturday, and a series cap off in Sacramento at Raley Field against the Wildcats.