The Cal Poly baseball team capitalized on four opposition errors and an Elliot Stewart home run to defeat CSU Bakersfield 10-4 at Baggett Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Mustangs, fresh off a 2-1 series defeat at UC Irvine, had five extra-base hits, including Stewart’s two-run homer in the fourth inning, and two doubles from Nick Torres.
Torres finished 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs.
Denver Chavez was 2 for 5 with two runs, Brian Mundell was 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs, and David Armendariz was 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run for Cal Poly.
Casey Bloomquist improved his record to 5-1 with the win for the Mustangs (34-16), giving up three runs on nine hits and striking out five over six innings. It was his second victory of the year over the Roadrunners.
Taylor Chris, Michael Holback and Michael Dingilian combined to give up one run on three hits over three innings of relief for Cal Poly.
CSU Bakersfield (33-19) totaled 12 hits, all singles. Every time the Roadrunners scored, the Mustangs answered in the bottom of the inning, including a five-run fourth after CSU Bakersfield scored two in the top of the inning.
Nine of the 10 Cal Poly runs were earned. It was the first time in 28 games that the Mustangs scored in double figures, and the fifth time this season.
Cal Poly, which sits in a fourth-place tie with UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference standings, starts a three-game set with second-place Cal State Northridge on Friday at 6 p.m.
Three Mustangs named all-Big West
Cal Poly third baseman Jillian Anderson was named second team all-Big West when the awards were announced Tuesday, while Kim Westlund and Mariah Cochiolo were awarded honorable mentions for the Mustangs.
Anderson led Cal Poly with a .325 batting average and 53 hits, and started all 54 games at third base, ranking fifth in the Big West with 121 defensive assists.
Westlund led Cal Poly with 21 RBI and 58 total bases and was second on the team with a .302 average. The shortstop also started all 54 games defensively, ranking third in the conference with 135 assists.
Cochiolo tied for the team lead with seven doubles and batted .354 in Big West games.