Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the name of the Cal Poly pitcher who gave up a three-run triple in the top of the 11th inning. Kyle Johnson was that pitcher.
Tied 4-4 after the seventh inning, Brian Humphries of Pepperdine finally broke the deadlock that went into the 11th inning Tuesday night with a two-out, three-run triple to bury Cal Poly (8-12) in a 7-4 nonconference loss for the Mustangs at Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly put two on with one out to make a bid at re-tying the game in the bottom of the 11th, but came up short as both J.J. Thompson and Evan Busby struck out swinging to end it.
Joey Wagman went 51⁄3 innings, giving up three hits and two runs while striking out four as the starter for Cal Poly.
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Kyle Johnson picked up the loss after giving up the three-run triple in the 11th.
Thompson and Denver Chavez both had two hits for Cal Poly. D.J. Gentile was 1 for 3 with two RBI, and Bobby Crocker was 1 for 3 with two runs scored.
Ventura 4, Cuesta 3
The Cougars (14-8, 6-2 Western State Conference) rallied in the bottom of the ninth but the Pirates held on.
Darren Mullen doubled to lead off the ninth and later scored on a one-out sacrifice fly by Michael Camporeale. Davey Schultz would eventually score on an Alex Detz single, but the rally was stopped on a fielder’s choice two batters later.
Jonathan Christensen started for Cuesta, giving up eight hits and two unearned runs with six strikeouts.
Bryce Marcoullier was 3 for 4 with a double for Cuesta.
Oxnard 4, Cuesta 0
The Cougars (8-13, 3-2 WSC) had four hits in the shutout loss at home.
Oxnard’s Michelle Getman went the distance, striking out two.
Liz Isaak threw a complete game in the loss, giving up six hits and three earned runs.
Becca Lenz was 2 for 3 at the plate for Cuesta, and Cat Ogle and Kelly Lockwood had the two other hits, going 1 for 3 apiece.