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College Notebook: Burks doing it all for Eastern New Mexico

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From page B1 | April 20, 2014 |

Matthew Burks does what all good leadoff hitters do, namely get on base and score runs.

But forget about stereotypes. The Will C. Wood High graduate also belts home runs, hitting them in four straight games over the last two weeks for Eastern New Mexico University (20-19, 10-16 LSC).

That gave him eight on the season, tying him for the team lead in that department. His leadership doesn’t stop there. Burks, the only Greyhound to start and play in all 40 games, also tops the club in at-bats (153), hits (54), runs scored (38), total bases (91) and being hit by pitches (11), ranking second in hitting (.353), doubles (9), on-base percentage (.430) and slugging percentage (.595), third in RBIs (24).

Last week he batted .375 (6 for 16) with five runs and five RBIs, hitting homers in three consecutive games against West Texas A&M, making it four in a row in an 8-3 win over over Wayland Baptist, Tuesday.

Sam Hedrick (Rodriguez) batted .308 (4 for 13) last week for the Greyhounds, scoring four runs and driving in two while walking four times and stealing two bases. Meanwhile, Mark Foley (Wood, Solano) was 0 for 3.

Aaron Brasher (Solano) was 3 for 3 with an RBI for Bellevue (26-13-2) in a 24-0 walloping of Winnepeg and went 2 for 2 with a double the next day in an 8-2 win over the same foe.

Sonoma State (19-10) topped Academy of Art 5-2 in its only game last week as Alex Crosby (Wood, Solano) went 1 for 3 and Anthony Pezzola (Solano) yielded a run and three walks in a third of an inning as the ninth of 10 pitchers for the Seawolves.

California (15-17, 4-8 Pac-12) dropped two of three to Arizona State with Brenden Farney (Fairfield, Vacaville) going 0 for 5 in the series-opening loss before walking and scoring a run in the 10th inning of a 5-3 win in the finale.

Gene Nanney (Rodriguez, Solano) batted .385 (5 for 13) and drove in five runs as Culver-Stockton (20-16, 11-7 HAAC) won four of five.

The University of San Francisco dropped three of four with Jordan Haseltine (Wood) allowing a hit in two-thirds of an inning in a 12-9 loss to Pacific.

Santa Clara (14-21, 5-7 WCC) was 1-3 with C.J. Jacobe (Vacaville) getting into a 10-inning 6-5 win over Gonzaga.

Hawaii (14-19, 2-7 Big West) saw its losing streak extended to six games after being swept in a three-game series by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Juliene Jones (Vanden) was 1 for 7 with a walk in that span.

Cal State Monterey Bay (14-24, 9-19 CCAA) dropped three of four to Cal State East Bay, though A.J. Quintero (Vacaville) earned the only victory, allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned) with three strikeouts and a walk in a 3-2 edging of the Pioneers.

Domenick Romero (Rodriguez) batted .353 (6 for 17) and drove in five runs as Friends (28-16, 10-10 KCAC) won three of five.

Nick Spini (Armijo, Solano) endured a brutal week by batting .071 (1 for 14) with two RBIs, but still played a key role in a pair of victories as East Central (24-17, 13-11 GAC) went 2-2. His only hit drove in the tying run in the eighth inning of a 12-inning 2-1 win over Southwest Oklahoma State and he later drove in the winning run in a 6-5 triumph over the same team.

Tyler Stover (Vacaville) singled in the eventual winning run in the third inning of Kansas State’s 3-2 victory over Wichita State. For the week, he was 2 for 7 with two RBIs and walked three times as the Wildcats (20-16, 2-7 Big 12) went 2-3.

Texas Southern (16-21, 9-4 SWAC) won four of six games as Zach Welz (Solano) batted .304 (7 for 23) with five RBIs, three walks and three stolen bases.

Danny Mills (Rodriguez, Solano) was 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBIs as Simpson (1-39) fell 15-6 to Louis and Clark State. For the week Mills hit .313 (5 for 16) for the Red Hawks.

Softball

Cheyenne Cordes (Rodriguez) put together a streak similar to Burks’, hitting homers in three straight games as California (21-17, 4-6 Pac-12) dropped three of four. Cordes, who has 11 home runs on the season, batted .267 (4 for 15) with her other hit a double.

Jordan Wallace (Fairfield) was hitless in her two at-bats for the Golden Bears.

Oregon State (13-22, 3-9 Pac-12) dropped both its games with Oregon as Kiara “Ya” Garcia (Rodriguez) was 0 for 5.

Alexis Konstantinopoulos (Armijo) got into a game as a pinch runner for Saint Mary’s as the Gaels (17-19, 4-2 WCC) split four games.

Rutgers (19-15, 3-6 AAC) won two of its five games with both victories going to Alyssa Landrith (Vacaville). The junior left-hander was roughed up a bit in a 6-5 win over Seton Hall, giving up eight hits and five runs while striking out four and walking one.

Landrith then fired a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over Temple, fanning nine and walking three. She then took the loss in a 5-3 setback at the wings of the Owls, again giving up eight hits and five runs (four earned) with four strikeouts and one walk, dropping her record on the season to 12-6.

Gabby Lopez (Rodriguez) had a productive week as a pinch hitter for Idaho State (24-16, 7-4 Big Sky), going 1 for 3 and driving in two runs. One of her RBIs came on a bases-loaded walk to tie the score in an eventual 6-5 victory over Sacramento State.

Hastings (15-16, 6-4 GPAC) split its four games with Dana Manibusan (Solano) going 3 for 16.

Saint Andrews (16-23, 9-9 AAC) lost all six of its games, including a 10-7 loss to Reinhardt during which the Knights had a 7-1 lead. Autumn Price (Wood, Solano) was 1 for 8 for the week.

Louisiana-Monroe (18-16, 4-7 Sun Belt) dropped two of three to Western Kentucky with Rochelle Roberts (Vanden) going 3 for 10, including 2 for 3 with a stolen base in a 4-3 victory.

Calesha Shelley (Armijo) scored the only run in the first inning for Bethune-Cookman (15-24) in a 2-1, 12-inning loss to North Florida, the only game of the week for the Wildcats.

Graceland (9-23, 6-8 HAAC) enjoyed one of its best weeks of the season, winning three of four games. Brandy Takeda (Wood, Solano) batted .400 (4 for 10), scoring the winning run in the 10th inning of a 2-1 win over MidAmerica Nazarene.

Hannah Wilbur (Solano) improved her record to 17-3 with a pair of victories for Oklahoma Baptist (31-12, 16-4 SAC). She gave up five hits and one run with six strikeouts and two walks in a 4-1 win over Texas Wesleyan before yielding six hits and two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts and two walks in an 8-2 triumph over Northwood.

Track

Aja Erskine (Rodriguez) won the women’s 400-meter dash in 56.79 seconds and ran anchor for the second-place 4×400 relay team (3:55.30) to highlight efforts of the Chico State women’s track and field team in the Wildcats’ Chico State Twilight Invitational.

Emily Denton (Vacaville) was fifth in the 100 hurdles (15.34), while Taylor Graves (Wood) was 10th in the 100 hurdles (15.67) and 29th in the 200 (28.40).

The Sacramento State women’s team finished third in its own Mondo Mid-Major Challenge with 124 points as Arrielle Holzendorf (Fairfield) was sixth in the 400 (56.88) and ran the first leg for the third-place 4×400 relay team (3:46.39).

Running unattached, Dominique Jackson (Fairfield) was second in 800 (2:07.65) and Champelle Brown (Fairfield), running for AUC Elite, was fifth in the 400 (55.86).

On the men’s side, Tyler Sickler (Wood), running unattached, was 14th in the men’s 800 (2:01.20) and 16th in the 1,500 (4:11.86).

In the same meet, the UC Davis women’s team was fifth with 64 points as Leslie Reed (Fairfield resident) was third in the 400 (56.61), fourth in the 200 (24.79) and ran the third leg for the fourth-place 4×100 team (45.53) in the premier division.

In the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz., Arizona’s Bryce Houston (Rodriguez) was third in the men’s 400 (48.06) and ninth in the 200 (21.80).

In the Colorado Invitational, Colorado Mesa’s Jordan Riggins (Rodriguez) was 11th in the 100 (10.81), 12th in the 200 (22.87), ran the second leg for the second-place 4×100 team (41.97) and the third leg for the sixth-place 4×400 team (3:22.95).

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or pfarmer@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
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