The Cal Poly baseball team beat defending national champions UCLA 8-0 Saturday afternoon behind a complete game, two-hit shutout from freshman Slater Lee and two, three-run home runs.
Lee earned his second win of the season, throwing 108 pitches, striking out seven and allowing two singles.
It’s the first complete-game shutout by a Mustangs pitcher since Kyle Anderson in 2012.
Nick Torres hit the first pitch he saw in the top of the third inning with two outs for a three-run homer to give No. 22 Cal Poly (5-1) a 3-0 lead.
Two innings later, Brian Mundell broke the game open with the second three-run home run to give the Mustangs a 7-0 lead.
Casey Bloomquist takes the mound today at 1 p.m. in the final game of the series against the No. 12 Bruins at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Saddleback 2, Cuesta 1
The Cougars lost to the Gauchos on a walk-off sacrifice fly that drove in Hunter Cullen.
Cuesta (4-9) scored the first run of the game in the eighth inning when Myles Franklin scored on a fielding
error by the Saddleback shortstop.
The Cougars then gave up a run in the bottom of the inning and left two runners on base in the top of the ninth before falling in the bottom of the inning.
Cal Poly 83, UC Riverside 72
Senior Molly Schlemer had 20 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to move the Mustangs (15-11, 9-4) into a tie for first place in the Big West Conference with Cal State Northridge.
Ariana Elegado had 18 points for Cal Poly, and Beth Balbierz provided 10 points off the bench.
The Mustangs outrebounded the Highlanders 51-37 and had 27 points off the bench compared to UC Riverside’s two.
Riverside 4, Cuesta 1
Pitcher Jeananne Ruck gave up a leadoff walk to start the game for the Cougars, setting
up the Tigers’ first run of the game.
Riverside scored three runs in the second to add to its lead over Cuesta (12-7).
The Cougars’ lone run came in the sixth when Bre Ojala hit a solo home run with one out.
Cal Poly at Wyoming Cowboy Desert Classic
The Mustangs moved up four spots to a 10th-place tie in the second of three rounds at The Classic Club’s Troon Course in Palm Desert.
Mitchell Martin shot a 3-under 69 on the day, and Cole Nygren shot a 70 to push Cal Poly up in the standings.
Justin De Los Santos is the top Mustang individual, with a score of 143 from both rounds. De Los Santos is tied for 31st.
Cal Poly 7, UC Riverside 0
The Mustangs swept all of their matches for a second win in conference play.
The doubles team of Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson started the match with an 8-7
The doubles team of Ben Donovan and Garrett Auproux won 8-7 (7-4) to give the Mustangs the doubles point.
The Mustangs (2-7, 2-0 Big West) got singles wins from Ben Donovan (6-2, 6-1), Comuzzo (6-2, 6-2), Corey Pang (6-3, 7-5), Auproux (6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), Jurgen De Jager (6-2, 6-2) and Naveen Beasley (7-5, 6-2).
WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships
Cal Poly finished sixth out of eight teams.
Sophomore Taylor Guy swam the 200-yard butterfly in 2 minutes, 3 seconds to finish fifth.
Senior Amanda Maffris finished in seventh place with a time of 2.03.58 in the 200-yard backstroke.