Coyote baseball completes their season with four wins in a row playing against Stanislaus State at Fiscalini field in San Bernardino.
Head Coach Don Parnell can wear his Coyote cap with pride celebrating his fourth consecutive season winning 20 or more games per season.
The Coyotes would start their four game winning streak sweeping the Stanislaus Warriors 9-8 on Friday, May 3, thanks to pitcher Ken Kissell who pitched six innings and had six strike outs.
Kissell along with the rest of the Coyotes broke their two game losing streak, while locking in the win, in the ninth inning as junior Josh Herrera scored the last run of the game.
In addition, the Coyotes played a double header against the Warriors the next day and won both games.
They beat the Warriors 13-4 in the first game of the double header with an outstanding performance, by senior Curtis Cassise.
According to CSUSB’s althetic website, Cassise scored “two singles, two doubles, two home runs and added four RBIs, the Coyotes out-hit the Warriors 18-10 and scored in every inning except the fourth.”
During the second game of the day the Coyotes faced a weather issue, wind and rain drenched both teams.
Late in the fourth the Yotes were tied with the Warriors 2-2, during the fifth inning, sophomore Taylor Valentine broke the tie with a run to gain the lead, ensuring the win 3-2.
Matt LeVert ended the game pitching in the seventh inning and earned his fifth save of the season with two strike outs in the seventh inning.
The Coyotes returned to the diamond to play the last game of the series on Sunday May 5 and were able to pull of a 4-0 sweep.
The Coyotes took the lead in the second inning with one run but the Warriors were not far behind as the second inning came to an end.
The Warriors got on the board in the third inning, as Warrior Ross Gonsalvas hit the ball off to left field allowing team mate Matt Chaidez to score, which brought the score 2-1 with Coyotes still in the lead.
Despite the Warriors efforts, junior Steven Chagolla secured the win when he smacked the ball out to left field, allowing Aaron Beckely and Tyler Staab to score two more runs.
The Coyotes finished off the game 8-4.
According to the players senior Mike Massari played a huge roll in the win, who started the game and pitched for the first five innings and struck out four of the warriors.
“We knew that when Mike stepped up on the bump, we just knew that we would win.” said Chagolla.
The team knew that they would end their season with a win, having a love for the game and complete faith in each other makes is what makes the Coyote baseball team one of the best.
Chagolla, and the rest of the team gave thanks to the students for their support during their games and helping them celebrate their cinco de Mayo by finishing off their season with a 4-0 sweep.