Sierra Hyland tied a 16-year-old program single-game record with five hits to lead Cal Poly’s softball team to a 14-1 rout of UC Santa Barbara before the Mustangs lost the nightcap Saturday, 2-0 to the host Gauchos.
In the first game, Hyland threw five innings, striking out seven to earn the win, and was 5 for 5 with a home run and four RBI as the Mustangs (21-12, 3-1 Big West Conference) beat the Gauchos 14-1. Cal Poly’s Jillian Anderson aided the offensive attack, as she was 3 for 4 with two RBI.
Hyland’s five-hit game tied Kelly Sack’s record from 1998.
Santa Barbara 4, Cuesta 3, 10 innings
The Cougars could not hang on to the lead as Santa Barbara tied the game in the sixth and ninth innings before an error allowed the winning run to come across.
Clayton Schuler scored in the first inning as a Vaquero mishandled a ground ball by David Belt, then RJ Hassey singled in the third inning for the only RBI by Cuesta (7-21, 3-12 WSC). Schuler was 2 for 3.
In the 10th inning, Cuesta had runners at first and second with two outs but failed to score before Santa Barbara scored the winning run.
TRACK AND FIELD
Cal Poly at Cal-Nevada Invitational
Kendal Nielsen won the women’s triple jump at 39 feet, 10 1⁄2 inches, while David Williams won the men’s 110 hurdles in 14.20 seconds to lead the Mustangs in San Diego. Nielsen has won all four triple jump competitions she has entered this year.
Cal Poly’s other winners included Danielle Bryan in the women’s high jump (5-8), Ricky Strehlow in the men’s triple jump (48-8), and the men’s 400 relay (41.24).
Patrick Hughes was awarded second place in the men’s pole vault (16-4.75) because it took him two tries to clear the bar compared to the winner’s one.
Jamison Jordan finished third in the men’s 100 (10.73) and was on the winning 400 relay.
Long Beach State 5, Cal Poly 2
The Mustangs (3-9, 0-5 BWC) swept in doubles as the pairings of Hannah Stone and Jennifer Cornea (8-3), Kathryn Webb and Mika Padmanabhan (8-6), and Ane McPike and Emily Gibbens (8-6) secured the doubles point.
St. Mary’s 5, Cal Poly 0; San Francisco 5, Cal Poly 0
Cal Poly (1-3) produced one set victory by junior Stacia Williams and freshman Anna Gorman against St. Mary’s with set scores of 19-21, 21-15, 15-13. Jennifer Keddy and Katie Conroy fell 21-11, 21-14 to their St. Mary’s opponents.