REDDING – The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers have now won 17-consecutive games as they completed their four-game set against Simpson University (19-24-1; 12-17 Cal Pac) with a sweep on Sunday, winning game one, 12-0 and game two, 6-4 in California Pacific Conference baseball action on Tiger Field.
The Pioneers (31-17-1; 25-5 Cal Pac) extended their program best winning streak to 17 games with the wins and will have six days off before playing their first contest in the Cal Pac Championships on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m., against the winner of a game between Cal Marymount and Corban. Also with the win in game one, UAV avoided a share of the Cal Pac title with BENU, winning the conference regular season crown for the fourth-consecutive season outright.
Game one: UAV senior right-hander Tanner White (Martinez, CA) (5-1) went the distance in the win and allowed just three hits across seven innings of shutout baseball on the mound, walking none and striking out five.
Senior third baseman Nate Broaddus (Lemoore, CA) and sophomore second baseman Sam Robillos (Milpitas, CA) each contributed three hits, including four RBI and a homer run for Broaddus, junior first baseman Allen Pacheco (San Pedro, CA) crushed his third homer of the series, and sophomore catcher Gerardo Castaneda (Tula De Allende, Mexico) went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
Game two: Senior right-handed starter Sean Trimble (Corona, CA) went four innings and allowed two hits and two runs and also walked two, senior righty Bryndyn Shipquist (Minneapolis, MN) (3-1) earned the win, allowing three hits and two runs in two innings, and senior righty Antonio Gaxiola (Oxnard, CA) pitched the final inning and allowed no hits or runs and struck out two.
Robillos went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored and junior center fielder Eddie Marcotte (Chicago, IL), junior first baseman Hunter Reade (Yucaipa, CA), junior designated hitter William Garcia (Bayamon, P.R.), and junior catcher Braydon Torres-Moore (Nampa, ID) each added a hit and knocked in one.
NEXT GAME: The Pioneers remain on the road to open play in the Cal Pac Championships as the No. 1 seed against either Cal Marymount or Corban University on Sunday, May 5 beginning at 4 p.m. at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz.