Reliever Jeff Johnson struggled in his second straight appearance, allowing six runs in 21⁄3 innings as the Cal Poly baseball team fell 10-9 to Fresno State at Baggett Stadium on Tuesday.
Johnson entered the game with the Mustangs leading 4-3 in the fourth. After Cal Poly increased the lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the inning, Fresno State went on to score six runs to claim a 9-6 lead.
In Johnson’s previous appearance, a 14-2 loss to Cal on Sunday, he allowed five earned runs in one-third of an inning.
Things started well Tuesday for Cal Poly, as it jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on Elliot Stewart’s grand slam.
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Evan Busby, Adam Melker, Ross Brayton and Luke Yoder had two hits apiece for the Mustangs (6-12).
Cuesta 16, Moorpark 1
Cuesta exploded for 15 of its 16 runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Bret Hartman and Mitchell Prophet each hit a three-run home run as the Cougars (11-8, 4-3 Western State Conference) moved above .500 in league play.
T.J. Filicia had two hits with two RBI, and former Atascadero High standout Austin Cunningham added two hits with three driven in.
Scott Fleury and Matt Anderson had two hits apiece and Jon Moscot (5-1) allowed no earned runs on five hits in six innings to get the win.
Moscot finished with seven strikeouts and one walk.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLF
Cal Poly at Bakersfield Roadrunner Classic
Cal Poly won both the men’s and women’s team events in Bakersfield.
The men finished with 869 strokes, five ahead of Cal State Bakersfield.
Pace Johnson and Jarod Knight finished in a second-place tie for Cal Poly, two shots behind medalist Levi Garcia of the Roadrunners, who won with a 3-under 213.
On the women’s side, Cal Poly beat UC Riverside by seven strokes after carding a 635.
Cal Poly’s Stephanie Yocum and Julia Heath Puscheck finished second, two shots behind UC Riverside’s Amelia Ek who won medalist honors after carding a two-day 6-over 154.