Cal Poly Roundup: Mustangs pick up nonleague baseball road win

Bloomquist pitches Cal Poly to a 5-2 victory over CSU Bakersfield

sports@thetribunenews.comApril 9, 2013 

The Cal Poly baseball team defeated CSU Bakersfield 5-2 in Bakersfield on Tuesday night.

Casey Bloomquist picked up the win for the Mustangs (22-8).

Bloomquist gave up two runs on two hits and struck out five in six innings. Reed Reilly picked up a four-out save for Cal Poly, his eighth of the season.

Nick Torres led the way for the Mustangs offense, going 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. Freshman Peter Van Gansen was 3 for 3 with two RBI, and Mark Mathias had a triple and a run scored for Cal Poly.

The Mustangs scored one run in five different innings, and five players scored one run apiece.

Cal Poly returns to Big West Conference play when it hosts Hawaii for a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m.

MEN’S GOLF

COG Missouri Intercollegiate

Cal Poly laced three golfers in the top 15 and finished fourth overall in the 12-team event at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo.

Missouri won its own tournament for the third straight year with a 12-under- 852 total, followed by Austin Peay State (871) and Washington State (872).

Cal Poly shot a final-round 293 total for a 54-hole 11-over 875  total.

Grant Martens carded a final-round 1-over 73 for an even-par 216 total for seventh place for Cal Poly, while Johnny Castles finished with a 70 for a 218 total and 11th place. Jordan Wright posted a final-round 70 for a 220 total and 15th place.

Dustin Korte of Austin Peay State claimed the individual title with a final-round 72 for a 5-under 211.

WRESTLING

Cal Poly’s Lotito honored

Devon Lotito, the Pac-12 champion at 133 pounds, is one of two wrestlers to be named Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year for the 2012-13 season.

Lotito shares the award with CSU Bakersfield’s Bryce Hammond. Lotito was 29-9 in his first season with the Mustangs, capturing a Pac-12 title at 133 pounds and qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

He also placed first at the Keystone Invitational in Philadelphia and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Lotito is the fourth wrestler from Cal Poly to win the award, joining Ryan Halsey (2003), Darrell Vasquez (2004) and Dominic Kastl (2012).

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