In the first game of the series between the Cal Poly baseball team and Cal State Bakersfield, the Mustangs pitching controlled the game.
In game two, it was the Cal Poly bats that stole the show in an 11-4 rout of the Roadrunners.
Jimmy Allen led the way, going 2 for 5 at the plate with a double, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored.
Denver Chavez had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI, and Matt Russell and Mike Miller had two hits, an RBI and a run scored each for the Mustangs.
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Cal Poly jumped all over Cal State Bakersfield from the start, scoring three runs in the first, two in the second, one in third and four in the fourth.
Mustangs starter Kyle Anderson gave up four runs on eight hits and struck out five over five innings in the win.
Chase Johnson pitched four no-hit innings in relief, striking out five and earning the save.
Mitch Haniger had two runs scored without a hit, walking three times.
Texas Tech 4, Cal Poly 1
The Mustangs (15-8) struck early, securing the doubles point in the first two matches of the day, but ultimately fell in the first round of the NCAA men’s tennis championship in a match that was closer than the score suggests.
Jurgen De Jager and Marco Comuzzo opened up play with an 8-6 win over Jeff Bryan and Raphael Pfister. Jordan Bridge and Brian McPhee then combined for an 8-4 win over Rafeal Garcia and Vitor Manzini to seal the doubles point for Cal Poly.
The Red Raiders (16-8) opened up singles with four straight wins, clinching the victory over the Mustangs and sending Texas Tech to the next round to face the winner of Cal and University of Texas, San Antonio.
Two matches were left unfinished, both in the third set. Andre Dome and Gonzalo Escobar finished 6-4, 2-6, 3-3 and De Jager and Francisco Zamborn finished with De Jager leading 2-6, 6-2, 4-3.
UC Riverside 2, Cal Poly 1
Chloe Wurst gave up one run on six hits over 6 2⁄3 innings, but the Mustangs (13-36, 5-16 BWC) managed just one run on five hits themselves as Cal Poly fell at home in its season finale.
An RBI single by Jessica Vasser in the top of the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth inning by Jojo Mendoza gave the Highlanders (25-28, 8-13 BWC) all they would need.
Mustangs starter Jordan Yates lasted just one-third of an inning, giving way to Wurst after Vasser’s RBI single.
Kim Westlund had an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth for Cal Poly, scoring Nora Sobczak and cutting the Riverside deficit in half.
The Mustangs left the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth and would not threaten again.
TRACK AND FIELD
Big West Conference Championships
John Parker placed first in the men’s pole vault, clearing 17 feet, 61⁄2 inches and giving the Mustangs their only championship on the day.
Kyle Inks added a fourth-place finish in the pole vault (16-103⁄4) for Cal Poly.
In the men’s javelin throw, Ian Rice placed second (199-0) and Devin Bennett placed third (172-5), and Daniel Erdman added a fourth place finish in the discus (160-4) for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly’s Joshua Kimbrough placed third in the men’s triple jump (44-91⁄2) and teammate Tyler Davey finished sixth (43-41⁄2).
Jamison Jordan placed third in the 100-meter dash (10.64 seconds) and fourth in the 200 (21.55) for the Mustangs.In the 5,000, Cal Poly had three top-five finishers. Blake Ahrold finished third (14:40.34), Brandon Schirk placed fourth (14:40.97) and Chris Frias placed fifth (14:41.62).
Derek Thomas placed second in the men’s 1,500 for the Mustangs (3:43.44). David Cardona finished fifth (3:47.59) and Blake McDowell placed sixth (3:50.59).
Eric Suprenant placed third (52.27) and David Namnath placed fifth (53.03) in the men’s 400 hurdles.
On the women’s side, three Mustangs finished in the top six in the 800 — Lia Rivers-Birt was third (2:11.15), Jenna Davis was fourth (2:11.16) and Hannah Edwards finished sixth (2:12.89).
In the women’s 1,500, Vanessa Hancock placed fifth (4:34.23) and Sara Van Dyke placed sixth (4:34.53) for Cal Poly.Hannah McDaniel placed fourth in the high jump (5-61⁄2) for the Mustangs.
The Cal Poly men’s team finished fourth with 111 points with UC Santa Barbara winning the team championship with 179 points. The Cal Poly women’s team finished eighth with 52.5 points, with UC Davis winning with 170 points.
Former Mission Prep track and field standout and current Oregon junior Jordan Hasay finished sixth in the women’s 1,500 preliminaries with a time of 4 minutes 22 seconds to secure a spot in the finals today in Eugene.
Buddy Senatore in 11th Place at PGA Minority Collegiate Championship
Cal Poly sophomore golfer Buddy Senatore is tied for 11th place after two rounds of play at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Senatore, who sat in eighth place after carding an 8-over 80 on Friday, shot an 87 at the Wanamaker Course, and is tied with Barry Davis of Alabama State at 167.