Cal State Bakersfield starting pitcher Tommy Hoenshell scattered five Mustang hits in a complete-game 3-1 victory over Cal Poly on Friday in Bakersfield in the first of a three-game nonconference series.
Cal Poly (27-24) scored its lone run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Mitch Haniger, scoring Evan Busby from third. The Mustangs never had more than one hit in any inning.
Mason Radeke, who gave up three runs in seven innings, took just his fourth loss of the year. Jeff Johnson pitched a scoreless eighth in relief. Cal Poly’s only multi-hit batter was D.J. Gentile, who was 2 for 3 with a pair of singles. Bobby Crocker added a double for the Mustangs, who have concluded Big West Conference play and are concluding the regular season with the three-game series against Cal State Bakersfield (31-22).
TRACK AND FIELD
NCAA West Regional
At Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Cal Poly senior Jasmine Pickett earned her second trip to the NCAA Championships in the women’s triple jump in three years.
Two of Pickett’s six jumps were 41 feet, 10 inches as she finished 12th out of 48 competitors. Texas’ Chantel Malone won with a leap of 43-5.
The top 12 finishers in each event qualify for the NCAA Championships on June 8-11 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pickett finished ninth in the 2009 NCAA meet.
The only other Cal Poly athlete competing Friday was 3,000-meter women’s steeplechase school record-holder LeAnne Fogg, a senior. Fogg finished 22nd in 10 minutes, 25.33 seconds.
Colorado’s Emma Coburn won in 9:55.03.
The meet wraps up today with Cal Poly’s men’s 400-meter relay team competing along with Whitney Sisler in the women’s high jump, Korben Boaz in the men’s discus and Jenny Bergren and Rabecca Paddack in the women’s 5,000.