The Cal Poly baseball team topped Hawaii 3-2 in the second game of its Big West Conference series at Baggett Stadium on Saturday.
The Mustangs (13-18, 3-2) trailed 2-0 before Kevin Morgan grounded out to plate Jordan Ellis to cut the lead to one in the bottom of the seventh. Later in the inning, Ryan Drobny scored on a throwing error to tie it, and Tommy Pluschkell scored on a triple by Mark Mathias to give Cal Poly the lead and the win.
Danny Zandona earned his sixth save of the season and second in as many days, with three strikeouts and one walk in one inning.
Hawaii fell to 12-22 and 3-5 in the Big West.
The final game of the series is today at 1 p.m. at Baggett Stadium.
Cuesta 6, Moorpark 4
The Cougars (15-14, 10-7 Western State Conference) overcame a three-run deficit, and Brendan Jenkins pitched 72⁄3 innings, allowing three earned runs and had three strikeouts.
RJ Hassey and Kyle Raubinger doubled for Cuesta, and Hassey and T.K. McWhertor each drove in a run.
Cal Poly 2-3, UC Davis 0-6
The Mustangs (20-22, 3-5 Big West) split their games against host UC Davis.
In the opener, Sierra Hyland pitched a complete-game shutout with 11 strikeouts, four hits and one walk.
Courtney Tyler was 2 for 3 with a run to lead the Mustangs’ offense.
Cal Poly couldn’t carry that momentum into the second game, as the Mustangs trailed 4-1 after two innings.
Hyland scored on an error in the fourth inning, but UC Davis (14-21, 2-6) responded with another pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth to put the game away for good.
The Mustangs finish their three-game series with the Aggies today at noon.
El Macero Classic
Cal Poly’s Mitch Martin shot a 69 to move from 27th place into a tie for seventh after two rounds at the par-72 El Macero Country Club.
Martin had a two-day score of 143.
Luke Vivolo of UC Davis leads the competition with a 133 total after posting a
second-round 66. Nevada’s Jooho Lee also had a 66 on the day, and is second with a 136 total. Cal Poly’s Cam Price shot a 77 for a 149 total and sits in 29th place.
Oregon 3, Cal Poly 2; Stanford 4, Cal Poly 1
The Mustangs (1-12) lost both of their matches in the Stanford Invitational to close out their second season.
Against Oregon, Raeann Greisen and Taylor Nelson won 21-17, 21-10, and Anna Gorman and Taylor Gruenewald won 21-9, 21-8.
Against Stanford, Greisen and Nelson won 19-21, 21-18, 15-10 for Cal Poly’s only point.