The Cal Poly baseball team dropped its first two games of a nonconference weekend series with Pacific after failing to score a run at Klein Family Field in Stockton, giving the Tigers their first series win over the Mustangs since 1999.
The Mustangs fell 2-0 on Friday night and 16-0 on Saturday afternoon. The series concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday.
On Friday night, Mustangs junior right-hander Erich Uelmen allowed one earned run and four hits over 7 2/3 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts in the loss. Uelmen (1-1) threw 115 pitches and one of the four walks he issued came around to score a run in the fifth inning. The other Tiger run came courtesy of catcher’s interference in the eighth. Three Pacific pitchers combined for the five-hit shutout.
On Saturday, Mustangs starter Kyle Smith was battered for six runs on seven hits in 2 1/2 innings pitched before three relievers combined to give up the remaining 10 runs on 11 hits. Will Lydon tossed six shutout innings despite giving up seven hits for Pacific.
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Cal Poly tallied nine hits in the game.