With a 9-1 victory over Academy of Art, the Chico State baseball team completed a 4-game series sweep and improved to 10-3 on the year.
Luke Barker picked up the win in his first start of the season. The junior allowed one run on five hits in six innings of work. He struck out four.
It's the latest solid start in a string of great pitching performances by the 'Cats. They lowered their team ERA to 2.42 while limiting an opponent to two runs or fewer for the 10th time in 13 games.
Chico State, ranked No. 21 in the nation, will jump back into CCAA play with a four-game home series against Cal State Monterey Bay next weekend beginning with a single game Friday at 2 p.m.