The Cal Poly baseball team won 8-1 over host Oregon State on Friday night in the first of a three-game series in Corvallis this weekend.
Zack Zehner hit a home run in the fourth inning to start the scoring for the Mustangs (8-14) before John Schuknecht knocked in Peter Van Gansen in the top of the sixth. Schuknecht later hit a grand slam in what ended up as a six-run seventh inning for Cal Poly to take control following a 2-1 lead after the sixth inning.
Casey Bloomquist earned his second victory of the season on the mound, pitching a complete game and allowing four hits and striking out three.
Santa Barbara 10, Cuesta 1
Arroyo Grande High graduate Kyle Raubinger drove in Dustin Miller in the top of the first inning but the offense couldn’t muster any more scoring for the Cougars (12-13, 9-6 Western State-North). Miller went 2 for 4 with a run as Cuesta batted 5 for 30 as a team against division leader Santa Barbara.
Cal Poly 4, UNLV 3
The Cal Poly men’s tennis team came back to win 4-3 when Axel Damiens beat UNLV’s Alexandr Cozbinov 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 to clinch the victory.
Devin Barber and Damiens had a 6-2 victory over Denys Pume and Cozbinov, and Ben Donovan and Corey Pang beat Ace Matias and Adam Gage-Brown 7-5 to earn the doubles point.
UNLV would go on take the lead 2-1 after Rueb Akberts beat the Mustangs’ Karl Enander (6-3, 6-2) and Matias over Donovan (6-3, 6-4). Pang provided the point to bring the score back to even at 2-2 with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Pume. Senior Naveen Beasley would then win (6-3, 5-7, 6-4) to give the Mustangs a 3-2 lead. The Rebels came back again, tying it at 3-3 after Amilon topped Lucas Lesoeur in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-3). Damiens then outlasted Cozbinov in the ensuing singles match for Cal Poly (11-7).
TRACK AND FIELD
Cuesta at the Western State Conference Meet
Santa Barbara won both the men’s and women’s competitions Friday at the Cuesta College hosted event.
The Cuesta men won six events and earned second place overall. Connor Fisher won the 3,000-meter race in 8 minutes 45.54 seconds, and teammate Brandon Messerly placed second, good for the second- and third-fastest times in school history. Messerly also won the 1,500 for the Cougars, and Max Clark won the 110-meter hurdles (15.49).
For the women, Cuesta placed fourth behind Ventura (second) and Moorpark (third). Augusta Thomason won the pole vault at 12 feet, 6 inches, the second highest mark in school history. Samantha Rachal was second in the 100-meter hurdles for Cuesta, and Roisin Andrews placed third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:14.48.
Cal Poly/ShareSLO Invitational
Nick Bultman won the men’s hammer throw at 177-5 1⁄2 for Cal Poly in the opening day of the two-day meet.