College Roundup: Report says Mustangs to add 6-9 Gonzaga transfer

Left Coast Recruiting reports Meikle, who played sparingly during freshman season with Bulldogs, plans switch to Cal Poly

sports@thetribunenews.comJuly 8, 2014 

Former Gonzaga men’s basketball player Lucas Meikle has decided to transfer to Cal Poly, according to a report from Left Coast Recruiting.

Meikle, a 6-foot-9-inch forward, played in only 15 games for the Bulldogs as a freshman last season, averaging 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds. Per NCAA transfer rules, he would have to sit out next season before potentially becoming eligible to play for the Mustangs in 2015-16.

A Mustangs spokesperson said Cal Poly could not comment Monday on the report. Also, NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting on unsigned recruits.

Cal Poly head coach Joe Callero coached at Seattle before becoming the Mustangs’ head coach, and Mustangs associate head coach Paul Fortier came to Cal Poly from Washington. Meikle also has roots in the Pacific Northwest, having played high school basketball for Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash.

Gonzaga announced May 27 that Meikle had been granted his release from the Bulldogs.

“Lucas is a skilled four-man who is able to trail the break and shoot the 3,” Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said in a news release when Meikle originally signed with the Bulldogs. “His best days are ahead of him once his body matures physically. He’s skilled and a hard worker, two great attributes.”

Dome wins Santa Barbara Open title

Former Arroyo Grande High and Cal Poly men’s tennis standout Andre Dome won the second Santa Barbara Open singles title of his blossoming career Saturday with a 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-4 victory over Noah Newman in the final.

The 23-year-old Dome, an ATP World Tour pro, was seeded No. 1 for the tournament.

Stuart, North County walk off with 11-10 win

Mac Stuart doubled home Steve Pico in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the North County Indians an 11-10, walk-off victory over visiting Around the Horn San Diego on Monday night in Templeton.

Johnny Balliet went 3 for 5 with a triple, two runs and an RBI for the Indians, who improved to 19-6.

Pico, Andy Garretson (two runs), Austin Kron (one run, two RBI) and Christian Priore (two runs, one RBI) added two hits each for North County, which pounded out 15 hits.

Indians starter Louie Carlos pitched five scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks with three strikeouts.

Cal Poly’s Mathias shines again for Team USA

Cal Poly infielder Mark Mathias drove in a pair of runs, but the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team suffered a 7-5 loss to Japan on Monday night in Wilson, N.C.

Mathias, who will be a junior next year, had a sacrifice fly to center field in the third inning and knocked in another run with a grounder to shortstop in the seventh. He also drew a walk.

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