The Cal Poly baseball team finally put a dent into UCLA’s vaunted pitching staff, but it came too late in an 11-7 loss on Thursday in Los Angeles.
The No. 3 Bruins (18-0) entered the game with a 1.94 team ERA and allowing just a .186 opposing batting average.
UCLA put the game virtually out of reach early after outscoring Cal Poly 11-0 in the first four innings.
Mitch Haniger hit a three-run double in the seventh inning that cut the lead to 11-7 but the Mustangs got no closer.
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The Cal Poly bullpen held the Bruins without a run after the fourth inning. Tommy Erlin allowed three hits and three strikeouts in 21⁄3 innings and Jeff Johnson didn’t allow a hit while striking out three in 1 2⁄3.
Matt Jensen and Ross Brayton added a hit and an RBI each for the Mustangs (7-13).
Moorpark 8, Cuesta 3The Cougars (11-9, 4-4 Western State Conference) were held to just three hits at Moorpark.Cory Ginther allowed five earned runs in 3 1⁄3 innings.
Moorpark hit four doubles on the day and scored four in the fourth inning to take a 5-1 lead.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLFCal Poly at Lamkin Grip Match Play ChampionshipThe Cal Poly women’s team advanced to the final of the tournament by virtue of wins over Eastern Washington and University of British Columbia.
They will play Northern Colorado for the championship this morning.
The men’s team had its second-round match against Sacramento State suspended due to darkness and will be finished today with the winner moving on to face Fresno State for the title.