The Cal Poly softball team swept both of its games in the second day of action at the Fresno State Classic on Saturday, beating Providence 4-2 before winning 2-1 against Montana.
Against Providence, the Mustangs (14-14) trailed 2-0 going into the fourth inning before Sierra Hyland scored when Amanda Sandoval walked with the bases loaded.
Cal Poly scored again in the seventh inning when Courtney Tyler drove in Alina Goodrum before Steph-anie Heyward had a two-run single to break the tie.
Lindsey Chalmers struck out seven and gave up two hits in pitching a complete game.
Against Montana, the Mustangs answered the Grizzlies’ lone run with one of their own in the fourth inning when Sandoval drove in Shawna McDonough before Heyward homered inside the park to put the Mustangs up for good in the bottom of the sixth.
Hyland pitched a complete game and struck out six, allowing one run.
L.A. Pierce 7, Cuesta 5
The Cougars (9-11, 7-4 Western State Conference) led 4-3 after four innings but couldn’t answer the Brahmas’ scoring over the final five innings and lost at home.
San Luis Obispo High grad RJ Hassey went 2 for 3 and drove in Dustin Miller before scoring on a two-run single by Josh Falco in the fourth.
Falco went 2 for 4 as Cuesta outhit L.A. Pierce 11-9.
Cal Poly 4, Idaho 3
The Mustangs won for the first time since late January as Zoe Oedekerk sealed the match by winning 6-4, 6-3 at fifth singles.
The Mustangs led 3-2 after the doubles tandem of Louise Oxnevad and Danè Joubert won the doubles point 6-4 for the Mustangs, and Oedekerk’s win put the match out of the reach of visiting Idaho. Molly Reed picked up a 7-5, 6-2 singles win, and Emily Gibbens won 6-3, 6-4 in singles.
Arizona 5, Cal Poly 0
Taylor Nelson and Raeann Greisen were the only Mustangs to take a set against the No. 10 Wildcats as they lost 17-21, 26-21, 15-12 in the first home match in school history in Pismo Beach.
The Mustangs (0-3) host the Wildcats again today Pismo Beach.
TRACK AND FIELD
MEN: Cal Poly 93, UC Riverside 83, UC Santa Barbara 99, Cal Poly 78
WOMEN: UC Riverside 95, Cal Poly 78; Cal Poly 94, UC Santa Barbara 84
Cal Poly’s Arni Sambel won the men’s shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 10 3⁄4 inches and discus (167-11), Danny Shellworth won the high jump (6-6 3⁄4), and Ben Hartinger and Kevin Staniszewski went 1-2 in the 110 hurdles in 14.45 seconds and 14.79, respectively.
On the women’s side, the Mustangs had wins from Daijah Joe-Smith in the 100 (11.81), Mallory Patino in the 400 hurdles (1:01.86), and Kendal Nielsen in the triple jump (40-8 1⁄4).
Cuesta Track’s Historic Weekend
Connor Fischer set the school record in the men’s 5,000 meters with the eighth-fastest time of the day at the Occidental Distance Carnival on Friday in 14:29, 10 seconds faster than the previous school mark.
Robby Hixson added to the historic day winning his heat of the 800 (1:53.2) moving into second place all-time at Cuesta.
Calvin Herman moved into fourth all-time in the Cuesta record books for the 400 hurdles (55.2) and 110 hurdles (15.3) winning both of his heats at the Ben Brown Invitational on Saturday at Cal State Fullerton.