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Former Sierra College Softball Players Earn Recognition as CSU Chico Wildcats

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Two former Sierra College softball players from the class of 2010, Hailey Stockman and Sam Baker, received post-season recognition for their accomplishments at California State University, Chico.  Stockman, a catcher, was named conference MVP, and Baker was named second team all-conference for the second straight year.

Stockman becomes the first Chico State softball player to win the CCAA’s Most Valuable Player award, and the first Wildcat to be named the top conference player since Barbara Lanz received Northern California Athletic Conference MVP honors in 1984. She currently ranks first in Chico State history in career home runs, first in slugging percentage and second in career RBI.

While at Sierra, Stockman was a two-time All-Big 8 (2009, 2010), two-time All-NorCal (2009, 2010) selection. A key member of the 2009 state runner-up Wolverines, Stockman was named to the 2009 All-State Tournament team. Sierra went 88-21 during her two years in Rocklin and she teamed up with current Wildcat teammate and former Wolverine All-American pitcher Sam Baker to form one of the most devastating batteries in Sierra College and California history.

Baker has been the ace of the Chico ’Cats’ pitching staff, posting a 17-5 record, a 2.49 earned run average and 156 strikeouts in 146 innings of work.

While a sophomore at Sierra, Sam Baker dominated in pitching.  She earned the title of California Community College Pitcher of the year and was named to the All-State first team the All-NorCal first team and was the Pitcher of the Year in the Big 8 Conference.  She was named the outstanding pitcher in the 2009 state tournament as she led the Wolverines to a second-place finish.

For more information about Sierra College Wolverine Sports, go to: www.sierracollege.edu/athletics or call the Athletics Division office at: (916) 660-8100.

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