Sophomore designated player Betsey Colburn hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning to break up a pitchers’ duel and help Cal Poly softball freshman pitcher Sierra Hyland to her first collegiate victory, a 3-0 defeat of Bradley on Sunday’s final day of the Stanford Nike Invitational.
Hyland struck out six in the one-hit shutout and followed the triple by driving in Colburn with a single of her own for the Mustangs (4-6), who play No. 15 Texas to open the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City on Thursday.
Cuesta softball splits doubleheader
The Cuesta College softball team split a doubleheader on the final day of the Mt. San Jacinto Tournament.
The Cougars opened with a 7-4 victory over Imperial Valley as Gabby Massari was 2 for 2 with a double, a home run and two RBI.
Cuesta (11-5) fell 9-6 to College of the Desert in the nightcap.
Santa Clara edges Cal Poly women’s tennis
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team took the doubles point from Santa Clara but fell 4-3 at home.
Emily Gibbens and Savaka Tsugai cruised to an 8-2 doubles win, and Kathryn Webb and Mika Padmanabhan eked out an 8-7 victory to put the Mustangs ahead, but the Broncos came back to take four of the six singles matches.