Nick Rutchyj belted a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Cuesta College’s baseball team to a 5-4 win over Porterville on Friday.
Rutchyj’s no-outs blast scored pinch-hitter Joe Miller, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the 12th.
Matt Culp (1-0) was the winning pitcher, allowing one unearned run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 32⁄3 innings.
Rutchyj drove in three runs and drew two walks for Cuesta, and teammates R.J. Hassey and Josh Falco had two hits apiece.
Cal Poly wrestling drops to 3-9 overall
Arizona State’s wrestling team won six of the final seven matches on its way to a 24-15 victory over host Cal Poly in a Pac-12 dual meet at Mott Athletics Center.
Cal Poly (3-9, 1-4) got its points via a 5-2 decision from Britain Longmire (125 pounds), a pin in 1 minute, 13 seconds by Devon Lotito (133), a 4-2 decision from Kyle Chene (149) and a 5-3 decision from Nicolas Johnson (197).
Cal Poly softball splits at Nike Invitational
Cal Poly’s softball team split a pair of games at the Nike Invitational hosted by Stanford, topping Pacific 7-4 before losing 5-2 to the host Cardinal.
Following a first-inning grand slam by Pacific, the Mustangs cut the lead in half as Ashley Romano singled up the middle to score Kim Westlund and Emily Ceccaci in the bottom of the first. In the third, Mariah Cochiolo hit a two-run double, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Jillian Anderson.
Against Stanford, the Mustangs led 2-0 in the first when Breana West was hit by a pitch to score Lauren Moreno and Ashley Romano’s fielder’s choice scored Emily Ceccaci.
The lead was shortlived as Stanford tied it in the bottom of the first and scored two more in the second.