UCLA completed a three-game sweep of Cal Poly with a 6-4 win on Saturday in Los Angeles. The Bruins (20-0), ranked third in the nation, got three run-scoring doubles to overcome an early Cal Poly lead.
Matt Jensen and Evan Busby had RBI doubles in the first two innings to stake Cal Poly to a 2-0 lead.
DJ Mauldin took the loss for Cal Poly, allowing four runs on eight hits in 3 2⁄3 innings.
Jensen added an RBI single later in the game and Elliot Stewart hit a solo home run in the eighth for Cal Poly (7-15).
Santa Barbara 9, Cuesta 1 Ty Muller had three hits and Scott Fleury added two hits and an RBI for the Cougars (11-10, 4-5 Western State Conference).
John Tiedemann allowed one run and two hits in 32⁄3 innings of relief.
SWIMMING AND DIVING NCAA Championships Cal Poly’s Peter Kline narrowly missed making the final of the 400 individual medley in Columbus, Ohio.
Kline’s time of 3 minutes, 48.66 seconds put him in 21st place. He needed to finish in the top 16 to qualify for the final.
Kline’s NCAA qualifying time of 3:46.79 from earlier this season would have been good for 14th place today, but several swimmers with lower qualifying times exceeded personal bests.
Kline has one more opportunity to become Cal Poly’s first swimming All-American of the modern era when he swims in the 200 backstroke today.
SOFTBALL Arizona State 3, Cal Poly 2, 8 innings Cal Poly got a two-run homer from Trista Thomas to take a 2-1 lead in the fourth but the eighth-ranked Sun Devils responded in the bottom of the inning.
The score remained tied into the eighth when Arizona State scored the game-winning run on a throwing error.
Anna Cahn took the loss in a complete game effort, striking out five with one walk. Nicole Lund had two hits for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly’s defense committed five errors in the game.
Cerritos 12, Cuesta 0; Fullerton 7, Cuesta 2 The Cougars (12-16-1) dropped a pair of games in Fullerton.
They were held to just four hits by Cerritos in the opener and six in the late game with Fullerton. No Cuesta player had more than one hit.
MEN’S TENNIS Purdue 4, Cal Poly 2; Cal Poly 7, Portland 0 Matt Fawcett and Brian McPhee won singles matches for Cal Poly at the Boise State Spring Break Classic.
The two teams did not compete in doubles because Purdue had secured the team victory in singles play.
The Mustangs got singles wins from Fawcett, McPhee, Jordan Bridge, Drew Jacobs, Sebastian Bell and Robert Foy in the win over Portland.
The Mustangs will play Ball State today to conclude tournament play.
TRACK AND FIELD Cal-Nevada Championships Cal Poly had three runners finish in the top 10 of the women’s 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Cal-Nevada Championships in Los Angeles.
Brienna Morris finished second in 11:12.99 while LeAnne Fogg took fifth in 11:23.45 and Elizabeth Sikemma was ninth at 11:47.13.