College Roundup: Calomeni leads Cal Poly to baseball win over Northern Illinois

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 11, 2014 

Pitcher Justin Calomeni remains undefeated on the season as the Cal Poly baseball team beat Northern Illinois 4-2 at Baggett Stadium on Tuesday to open a long homestand. 

Calomeni went 6 1⁄3 innings for the No. 11 Mustangs (12-3), striking out nine and allowing five hits in his fourth win. 

Zach Zehner hit Cal Poly’s first triple of the season in the second inning, which drove in Jimmy Allen for the first run of the game. 

The Mustangs tacked on another run in the second before scoring one in the fourth and their final run in the sixth. 

Pierce 7, Cuesta 5

Anthony Baleto hit a ninth-inning, two-run double for the Cougars (0-4 Western State Conference) in their loss. 

Dave Belt also drove in two, and Josh Falco had an RBI in the ninth, when Cuesta scored all five of its runs. 

After drawing three walks to load the bases in the ninth, Belt hit a two-run single. Baleto’s double followed to make the score 7-4, but the Cougars couldn’t push another run across after Falco’s hit.


Fresno State Classic 

Cam Price shot a 75 for Cal Poly in the third round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic at San Joaquin Country Club to finish in second place overall with a final score of 215. 

As a team, Cal Poly shot 892 through three rounds and finished sixth out of 14 teams.  UC Santa Barbara won the team title at 873.


Cuesta 10, Oxnard 1; Cuesta 3, Oxnard 2

Catcher Bre Ojala hit a grand slam as the Cougars (17-9, 4-1 WSC) scored all 10 of their runs in the third inning of the opener. 

The Cougars  fell behind 2-0 in the first inning of the nightcap, but came back to win as Ojala doubled home Erin Penning in the third to tie the score at 2, and Jeanne Ruck singled to score Ojala for what proved to be the winning run.


Cal Poly 5, Radford 2

Ben Donovan and Jurgen De Jager won 8-2 to help the Mustangs secure the double points, and they each won their singles matches as well for the Mustangs in the nonleague win.

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