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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Cal Poly baseball team loses second in a row to USC

Cal Poly loses to USC, 9-2, in the third game of the series, Sunday, March 22, 2015. USC's Bobby Stahel (4) collides with Cal Poly catcher (28) Brett Barbier on an attempt to score from first base on an outfield hit.
Photos by Laura Dickinson 3-22-15
Cal Poly loses to USC, 9-2, in the third game of the series, Sunday, March 22, 2015. USC's Bobby Stahel (4) collides with Cal Poly catcher (28) Brett Barbier on an attempt to score from first base on an outfield hit. Photos by Laura Dickinson 3-22-15 ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

The Cal Poly baseball team gave up seven runs over the first two innings in a 9-2 loss to No. 8 USC on Sunday at Baggett Stadium as the Trojans clinched the nonconference series.

After winning the series opener 5-4 on Friday, Cal Poly lost the final two games by a combined score of 22-2.

Garrett Stubbs had three hits, including two doubles, with an RBI and two runs for USC (19-5).

Trojans starter Mitch Hart improved to 5-0, allowing one run and four hits over seven innings, striking out five.

The fielding woes continued for Cal Poly (7-13), which committed four errors.

Brett Barbier hit a home run for the Mustangs, and Ryan Drobny hit an RBI double. Peter Van Gansen had three of Cal Poly’s six hits.

Mustangs start Justin Calomeni (1-3) allowed seven runs — five earned — on seven hits in 1 2⁄3 innings.

MEN’S TENNIS

Arizona 4, Cal Poly 3

Ben Donovan and Corey Pang combined to win their 10th consecutive doubles match in the Mustangs’ loss in Boise, Idaho.

Devin Barber and Garrett Auproux also won in doubles for Cal Poly (9-7). Auproux won in singles play as well, as did Lucas Lesoeur.

Auproux won his sixth singles match in a row with a straight-set victory over Sumeet Shinde, 7-5, 6-3.

Lesoeur defeated Will Kneale in consecutive sets, 6-0, 7-6 (4).

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