College Roundup: Cal Poly crushes Bakersfield in baseball

Mundell, Calomeni lead Mustangs to 9-1 road win over the Roadrunners

sports@thetribunenews.comApril 15, 2014 

Brian Mundell drove in four runs, and Justin Calomeni struck out seven over eight innings as the Cal Poly baseball team beat CSU Bakersfield 9-1 Tuesday night in Bakersfield.

The No. 3 Mustangs (31-5) scored four runs in the second inning on Brett Barbier’s two-run double, an RBI single from Jordan Ellis and a sacrifice fly by Mundell.

Zach Zehner was 3 for 5 with two doubles and a run, Mark Mathias was 3 for 4 with three runs, and Ellis was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run.

Calomeni’s record improved to 7-1 as the freshman allowed seven hits and no walks.

Cal Poly hosts Big West rival Cal State Fullerton for a three-game series beginning Thursday.

Cuesta 6, Cypress 4

Cameron Trichka tripled, and Nick Rutckyj and David Belt both doubled as the Cougars defeated 11th-ranked Cypress at home.

Cuesta (10-22) led 4-3 in the sixth, when Belt and RJ Hassey singled home Myles Franklin and Rutckyj, respectively, to provide some insurance.

Reliever Scott Romuk earned his first win of the year, while Trichka got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his first save.


Big West Conference Championship

Madison Hirsch shot a 1-over 74 — Cal Poly’s lowest round of the three-day tournament — as the Mustangs finished fifth with 931 strokes at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.

Taylor Yoshitake (79-75-77) and Morgan Thomas (81-75-75) both shot 231 to finish in a tie for 13th. Hirsch (78-82-74) finished 18th at 234.

UC Davis won the tournament with a team score of 895.

Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg edged Cal State Northridge’s Clariss Guce in a one-hole playoff to win the individual title after they were tied at 217.


Cuesta 38, Pierce 0, 5 innings

The Cougars amassed 32 hits, including a home run and double by Mikala Strum, in their blowout road win at Pierce.

Bri Ojela and Gabby Massar both had two triples, and Jeananne Ruck had two doubles for Cuesta (26-12, 13-4 Western State Conference), which scored 13 runs in the first inning.

Nicole Johnson and Delaney Furnish each had four strikeouts in the circle.

The game was supposed to be the first of a doubleheader, but Pierce forfeited the second game.

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