Cal Poly softball team wins two at Mustang Classic

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 10, 2013 

The Cal Poly softball team finished up the tournament it hosts with a doubleheader sweep, beating Northern Illinois and Sacramento State in the Mustang Classic at Bob Janssen Field on Sunday.

The Mustangs (9-16-1) beat Northern Illinois 6-5. Cal Poly staked starter Chloe Wurst to a big lead with a four-run second inning, in which Ashley Romano had a two-run single and Celina Lafrades hit a run-scoring double.

Wurst went four shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out five to pick up the win. She also came back into the game in the seventh inning to get the final out.

Lafrades was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI, Romano was 1 for 4 with two RBI, and Cami Brown and Breana West also drove in runs for Cal Poly.

Emily Norton took the loss, and Amanda Sheppard hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning for the Huskies (6-12).

In a 2-1 win over Sacramento State (12-6), the Mustangs scored both runs in the fifth inning.

Trailing 1-0, Cal Poly tied the score on a two-out RBI single by Romano, who advanced to second on a throwing error and scored on Jillian Andersen’s single.

Wurst (6-6) gave up a run in the top of the first inning, then shut down the Hornets the rest of the way. She gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out three in the complete-game effort.

Kim Westlund and West each had two of Cal Poly’s seven hits.

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