College Notebook: Cal Poly baseball adds trio to recruiting class

Mustangs announce signings of two high school players and one community college standout

sports@thetribunenews.comJune 11, 2013 

Three players recently signed National Letters of Intent to play baseball at Cal Poly, the university announced Monday.

They are Ty Boyles, a left-handed pitcher from Quartz Hill High in Palmdale; Ryan Rosa, a Granite Bay High shortstop; and Zach Zehner, a Santa Barbara City College outfielder.

Boyles went 9-0 with a 0.70 ERA as a senior at Quartz Hill, and pitched four complete games. He struck out 120 batters in 70 innings.

The Cincinnati Reds chose Boyles in the 11th round of last week’s Major League Baseball Draft. He was the Golden League Player of the Year.

Rosa batted .387 over three varsity seasons at Granite Bay, driving in 51 runs with 15 doubles, three triples and five home runs.

As a senior, Rosa earned his third straight first-team All-Sierra Foothill League accolade after hitting .326 with one homer, eight doubles and 10 RBI. He hit .453 as a junior and .378 as a sophomore with four home runs and 19 RBI.

Zehner hit a team-leading .358 for Santa Barbara City College, good for third in the Western State Conference North Division, with seven doubles, three triples, a pair of home runs and a conference-leading 38 RBI, seventh-best in the state.

Zehner also was named to the All-Southern California squad.

Zehner is a 2010 graduate of Torrey Pines High in San Diego, where he hit .355 as a senior with six home runs and 24 RBI.

The new signees join six others who decided upon Cal Poly this spring: Justin Calomeni, Cameron Cotton, Jearl Jesson, Kevin Morgan, Alec Smith and Nick Suniga.

The Mustangs had a 40-19 season and earned a berth in the Los Angeles Regional of the NCAA Tournament, going 1-2 at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium.

MEN’S SOCCER

The Cal Poly men’s soccer schedule was announced Monday, and the Mustangs will face two NCAA tourney teams on their first road trip.

The Mustangs (11-7-1, 6-3-1 Big West Conference last year) will open with a three-match road trip against Drake on Aug. 30, Creighton on Sept. 2 and UCLA on Sept. 5.

Creighton won the Missouri Valley Conference, and UCLA was champion of the Pac-12 last year.

Cal Poly opens its seventh year at Alex G. Spanos Stadium when the Mustangs host Gonzaga on Sept. 8 to begin a five-match homestand.

The Mustangs open Big West play when they host UC Riverside on Oct. 4. They welcome rival UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

TENNIS

Former Cuesta College tennis coach Mike Napoli has been inducted into the California Community College Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame after 22 years as head women’s coach from 1989 to 2009.

Napoli guided Cuesta to 12 Western State Conference championships. He was named WSC Coach of the Year in 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2009.

Under Napoli’s guidance, his team won 29 consecutive WSC matches from 1996 to 1999, and in 1998 the Cougars finished second in the state as a team.

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