Cal Poly sophomore second baseman Matt Jensen has been invited to the USA Baseball team trials for the second straight year.
The trials run from July 5 to July 11 in Cary, N.C. The final roster for Team USA will be announced in mid-July and the squad will compete in the V FISU World University Championships in Japan in July. The U.S. team will also play games against Korea in North Carolina.
Jensen didn’t participate in last year’s trials after breaking his collarbone during his freshman season in which he hit .375 with nine home runs and 53 RBI.
Cal Poly football team adds two junior college players
Cal Poly has added two junior college transfers to its football program and both players are now enrolled at Cal Poly.The Mustangs have added defensive end Kyle Murphy, who played at Santa Rosa Junior College the past two seasons, and linebacker A.J. Caviglia.
Both players had three sacks for their teams last season. Murphy, 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, finished his junior college career with five sacks and 16 tackles for losses. He earned all-Norcal honors both seasons. The Cubs were 5-5 this past season.
Caviglia, 6-2 and 215, is the son of Fresno City head coach Tony Caviglia. The younger Caviglia had 52 total tackles for the 6-4 Rams this past season.
Santiago named Big West player of the week
Cal Poly’s Kristina Santiago has been named the Big West Conference’s women’s basketball player of the week.
The Righetti High grad averaged 25 points and 10.7 rebounds in Cal Poly’s first three conference games of the season last week. On the season, Santiago leads the Big West Conference in scoring (19.6 points per game) and is second in rebounding (7.4 per game).
Santiago matched her career high with 29 points in a 77-72 loss at UC Davis on Saturday.
The Mustangs (9-5, 2-1 Big West) host Big West-leading Cal State Fullerton (8-8, 4-0) on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mott Gym.