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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5,1ITIT 4 - DIXIESUNNEWS.COM WEDN 1 t, . ,- - i I C i I , ,,,''',.,3 r--N ..f IL' "1, ' ....,- Suntlai TOI S fl i Women's 11 r 14.0of : tennis 7 -- 11 outmatched by i 11. , L,,,,....... Stanislaus, ; 1 r i 1 L. Sonoma Stale ,,,,,, ' ' , I ,.., , JOE NELSON joenelsonDSU BY r ,,,, , .... , -, . ,,,, , , , ,.. L,,, it,.."' '' , 11 " , . i After an impressive , .. i k N., ,. ,.. , . i 1,1 4 ' ,9',-- t , ., .,, 4 l'' ' ! - ' 'k , 1( , , .. ' . , ;',. , 1 California. .,, ' '- i ' , The Trailblazers suffered losses at Dominican University Tuesday, at Stanislaus State University on Thursday and at Sonoma State University on Friday. .i , '''''' , - ,' ,,, 4 , .. - , , , ,....., ii......-.''-'- . ' , m' ' ', - - p.. '.., ',...,' - I. C' 7 ',Z ' ''' '' ' '. ' ,...' 1 s, - ,.. - ... .., , 7 ,..,, . , , .. DSU managed just four total victories and 23 losses ,5 ,. . . , , .. , . , , ' , - 1 i a ball to the outfield in a game against Redshirt senior shortstop Tyler Baker, an integrated studies major frorn Las Vegas, sends over the weekend against Fresno Pacific Point Loma Nazarene University March 25. Dixie State University lost three of its four games in University but still remain in second place the Pacific West Conference standings. BY DRAYSON BALL DraysonNews Check out the video L'onut lowering the in women's on Dixie State University baseball did something for only the second time this lost two games in season a row. Having won 18 of their previous 22 games, the Trailblazers ran into Fresno Pacific University and surrendered three wins of e series to the a Sunbirds. FPU jumped all over the Trailblazers in game one as the Sunbirds scored three runs in the first three innings before posting five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Junior pitcher Dylan File suffered his first loss of the season from the mound. He pitched into the mammoth sixth inning for the but did not record an out. File finished with five four-gam- 3 U nnews.com. X t,. ' ' ..A... k . Ilr'' , :. , .,' f, ,., I --- ,. ,,,i w. , ,...,4 , Ivory ....111. 1 ., ',meter , ..,,urielr r,:, Dor r.,....-- F- --3 , 11 i to: , 1 mrt.F.;',, ww.mt5,,a,..ymit - Sun-bir- UPCOMING complete innings allowing eight runs on eight hits and three walks. DSU managed just four runs in the game and could not overcome the five-ru- n sixth inning and fell Redshirt junior Logan Porter finished the game going Senior pitcher Mason Hilty was the star of game two for the Trailblazers. He pitched a complete game and allowed just one run while scattering three hits. He struck out nine on his way to helping DSU get the 8-- 4. 2-- 3. win, Hilty picked up his seventh victory of the season. "It takes a lot of preparation," said Hilty, an exercise science major from Richland, Washington. "Getting ahead in the count with a first pitch strike was big. It gave me confidence to throw my offspeed pitches. It was nice to have multiple pitches 5-- 1. ds like every ball we squared up they were able to make a play on." The struggles for the Trailblazers continued in the final game of the series. FPU scored six runs over the final four innings of play to win its third game of the that I could throw for strikes when I wanted." Redshirt senior outfielder Trey Kamachi led the Trailblazers offensively. He kept his hitting streak alive going 5 and drove in one RBI. Kamachi's hitting streak would end in game three as DSU lost a heartbreaker. Leading heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Trailblazers walked in run and could the as not recover they lost, DSU as a team only managed five hits in the loss, its fewest hit total of the season. The three runs are the second fewest the Trailblazers have scored in a game this season as well. "We were hitting balls hard but they were getting caught," said Porter, a criminal justice major from Surprise, Arizona. "It's just part of the game. It seemed 17-ga- 3-- go-ahe- 4-- 6-- 4, 2-- 4. 2-- Sophomore pitcher Preston Hannay suffered the his loss from the mound second of the season. He allowed five runs on seven hits in four complete innings. "A little adversity can be good at this point in the year," Porter said. "I don't see BASEBALL c Z 6-- 6-- 1, 5 page u, all 9-- 5. 3. X 8-- series, Three Trailblazers had two hits including Kamachi and Porter who each went Junior catcher Jake Davison went 5 and drove in one RBI in the loss. ad ccr ,' , during the final stretch of regular season play. Soph "1 thought the week went The 1 pretty well for us even with the tough losses," head BY coach Eric Pe lton said. lye competed hard and did not back down to anyon--The Trailblazers suil an 1 team loss against DU Dixie in San Rafael, California, to the The Trailblazers dropped Las WI three of the doubles matche ever mi in close fashion. The lone teams After victory for DSU came thanks to freshman Frances inning ( Hina Goldsmith. Gold- Trailbla 1 in No,5 catch th smith won Senio singles. Trailblaz Arista Up next for the ers was a meeting with St blazers islaus State University in RBI sin Turlock, California, in whit second DSU the Trailblazers lost Junior Kaylee Milligan until the and freshman MariaKana home n Goldsmith were able to secure a win in No. 3 doubles Milligan also picked up a singles victory at No. 5 vie singles with a tory. The other DSU sing i , stanto the 2017 season, the Dixie ! State University tennis team lost its final three matches - , of the season on the road . , , - r ' , ,,, J -- , , , - , If ,, , , , 7-- see TENNIS 5 pagE GAMES Lowering rims could make women's game more interestiq BY BEAUX YENCHIK BeauxYenchik wily Nine feet -- 44017"1-- - ;- , Baseball vs. Academy of Art University April 6 at 6 p.m. Women's track at Utah Spring Classic April 7 Baseball vs. Academy of Art University April 7 at 2 and 5 p.m. Women's track at Weber State Open April 8 Softball vs. Notre Dame de Namur University April 8 at noon and 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Academy of Art University April 8 at noon Women's golf at Western New Mexico Spring Intercollegiate April 10 and 11 all day Men's golf at Stanislaus State University Invitational April 10 and 11 all day inches is the standard proposed height of the rims for women's basketball. J.D. Gustin, Dixie State University women's basketball head coach, is an avid supporter for the idea of lowering the rims in women's basketball. It would be a change, for both those who are for or against the idea, which would alter the game forever. Those who are advocates of the transformation within women's basketball believe it would be a way to help contribute to the equality issue between sexes. "It is an equality thing to me," Gustin said. "It's an equal rights thing to me. It's a Title IX thing to me." Gustin first.heard the idea from one of the most successful basketball head coaches of all time, Geno Auriemma. Auriemma is the current head coach for the University of Connecticut women's basketball team; a team, that until recently, had won 111 straight basketball games. For someone who has ALIPALL? AIDILYS 3 ta LOWEP THE PIM 10P 110 VOILEYDA1L COLI TEES SETS DAS A SNOWED APE CLOSED ADE PLAYED IN AND i tiopt la" NET. ftWETT TENNIS rOD WOMEN. ., or NE CHUM 11EIGI-I- T MEN' S AND WOMEN'S DASKENALL IS - FOP T quonnop , itaglq WOMEN PLAYEPS APE 7" 40 PLANEPS ON AVEPAGE NOUN F- - G FT SHORTER NAN MEN oo K - - N411,40 10 FT -- WOULD OE AL 5 PT 4 P' TO rn x o T 7w DUNK NE DUPING cz z CALL MOPE CMS u) had such success in the game, Auriemma still believes the game needs to be changed by lowering the hoop, Gustin said. At first glance, Gustin thought the idea was crazy, but as time has gone on, his opinion has changed. By altering the height, Gustin said it would give women their own game. Freshman guard Ali Franks, a psychology major from Redding, California, said, "You would have to start with the younger age and have them build it up and not just expect us to transition within a year." Just as there are differences between softball and baseball, as well as volleyball, Gustin said it should be the same in basketball. The only change the game has is the size of the basketball. The women's is 28.5 inches in diameter and men's is 29.5. A big component supported by the naysayers is the idea that it would take a long time for women to adjust to playing on a shorter hoop. Muscle memory would need to be relearned. "For me, I think it's the adjustment that the whole game would have to make," said junior forward Lisa VanCampen, a biology major from Morgan. "Your shot would have to be different, and how you shoot layups would have to be different." Gustin said he is tired of seeing women miss easy shots, and that the transi tion would only take a (4 He said there is not a lot of respect for the womd game right now. By lowering the hoops there would be fewer missed layups, women would be dunking the ball, and the entertainmel factor would rise, GUStiR said. If these changes vl to happen, people would ll actually want to watch games, he said. "Not a lot of people huge fans of women's basketball just because how much smaller we g VanCampen said. "We can't windmill like the guys can." It is a revolutionary he said. Change doesn't happen unless ideas ale formed and someone is willing to try to get it going. Gustin said his wife, who happens to former basketball play( herself, chuckles about' idea when Gustin bring it up. But, the change need start somewhere. Gusti( said he thinks it needs to start in the power Five conferences and International Basketball, Federation. If they gel' 00' board, they have the said to change it, Gustin Yet, he said, people so stuck in their traditter art el ar'' A '