Cal Poly softball star Sierra Hyland pitched a perfect game in the opener of a Big West Conference doubleheader Saturday, striking out 11 batters in a 1-0 home win over Cal State Northridge at Bob Janssen Field.
The freshman came back to throw all 12 innings in the second game, a 2-1 loss to the Matadors.
The Mustangs (19-12, 1-1 Big West) got their only run in the first game as Kim Westlund reached on a bunt single, and eventually came home on a Matadors error.
In the nightcap, Cal Poly played 11 innings of scoreless softball before Cal State Northridge (23-12, 1-1) scored two runs on a double in the top of the 12th.
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The Mustangs responded in the bottom of the 12th as Emily Ceccacci singled to score Lauren Moreno, but they could get no closer.
Cal Poly 5, UC Davis 3
Catcher Chris Hoo drove in two runs for the No. 5 Mustangs and ended the afternoon 3 for 4, including a double.
Cal Poly (22-4, 2-0 Big West) scored three runs in the fourth inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit, and Hoo’s first RBI single gave the team a 4-3 lead.
Justin Calomeni started the afternoon on the mound for the Mustangs, going four innings and giving up seven hits and all three of the Aggies’ runs.
Taylor Chris came in to relieve Calomeni and pitched five scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
This marks Cal Poly’s fourth straight win.
Allan Hancock 5, Cuesta 0
The Cougars (6-19, 2-10 Western State Conference) were shut out on the road by the Bulldogs.
TRACK AND FIELD
Cal Poly/ShareSLO.com Invitational
Jessica Rasmussen won the women’s long jump at 19 feet, ½ inch and the 400 meters in 56.64 seconds, leading multiple-event winners for Cal Poly.
Walter Finney won the men’s 100 (10.51) and 200 (21.80), while Jamison Jordan finished second in both events (10.54; 21.80).
Senior David Williams moved up to second all-time in the men’s 110 hurdles with a personal best of 14.17 seconds to Joe Siai (13.91).
Freshman Daijah Joe-Smith won the 100 (11.78) and moved up to fifth all-time.
Cal Poly swept the 4x400 as the Mustangs finished first (3:52.77) and second (3:58.16) in the women’s and first (3:21.42) in the men’s.
Former Olympian and Cal Poly graduate Sharon Day-Monroe won the 100 hurdles (13.69) and finished third in the long jump (18-11).
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Cal Poly at NCAA Championships
Sophomore Sonny Fierro swam the 1,650-yard freestyle in 14 minutes, 56 seconds for the Mustangs, making him an All-America honorable mention pick at the NCAA meet in Austin, Texas.
Fierro, a graduate of Arroyo Grande High, broke his own school record in the event and finished 15th.
This is the first time since 1962 a Cal Poly swimmer earned a Division I All-America certificate, as first team or honorable mention.