Reed Reilly, the closer on the Cal Poly baseball team, was named to the watch list for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the school announced Tuesday.
The award, given to the best relief pitcher in Division I, tabbed 50 pitchers for the initial watch list. Among them is Reilly, a junior who tied a school record last year with 14 saves to go along with a 2-4 record and a 2.29 ERA.
UCLA junior David Berg won the award last year, when he led the nation in saves (24) and helped the Bruins win their first national title.
Cuesta baseball falls to Sequoias
The Cuesta College baseball team fell to College of the Sequoias 5-2 at home after the Cougars gave up four runs in the fifth inning.
With Cuesta up 2-1 to start the inning, starting pitcher Cameron Trichka gave up two doubles, which tied the score. The Giants scored on an error and a pair of RBI singles later in the inning for the final three runs of the game.
The Cougars (1-5) got their two runs in the fourth, when Josh Falco scored on an RBI double by Myles Franklin before Franklin came home on an error.
Cal Poly women finish third on the links
Madison Hirsch and Taylor Yoshitake finished in the top 10 Tuesday, and the Cal Poly women’s golf team placed third out of eight teams at the Matador Invitational hosted by Cal State Northridge at Simi Valley.
Hirsch finished in ninth place with a final-round score of 74 and a 12-over 228. Yoshitake finished in a tie for 10th with a final-round score of 79 and a 229 aggregate.