Cal State baseball team picks up nice win

The Cal State San Bernardino baseball team won’t win the CCAA title but it is fighting for a berth in the four-team tournament and that goal is realistic

The Coyotes turned in an impressive 4-3 win over No. 1 UC San Diego on Thursday at Fiscalini Field. The Tritons are pretty cocky when it comes to every sport so that’s a nice win.

The Coyotes got a gutsy effort on the mound from Cajon graduate Aaron Brooks.They strung together some hits and rallied against San Diego’s Tim Shibuya, possibly the best pitcher in the conference this season.

They got back-to-back-to back doubles in getting three runs in the third, only to have San Diego tie it in the fourth. The difference was a bases loaded sacrifice fly by Cody Madison with one out in the seventh.

Ethan Chapman and Erik Orlenas each had two doubles and had two RBI.

Neither team made an error. That’s rare in a college baseball game. The Coyotes were particularly strong up the middle with James Kono at short and Ornelas at second having solid games.

Game two of the series will be at 3 p.m. at Fiscalini on Friday.