Looking for its first win of the season, the Cal Poly baseball team handed the ball to sophomore Mason Radeke who allowed just one earned run while striking out seven in six innings as the Mustangs claimed a 10-6 victory over USC on Saturday in Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly led 7-2 when Radeke (1-0) exited the game, thanks in large part to a three-run fifth inning that included back-to-back RBI singles from Mitch Haniger and Evan Busby.
After the Trojans (1-1) cut the lead to 7-5 in the seventh, Cal Poly scored three more runs in the eighth inning to put the game away.
Matt Jensen had an RBI triple in the eighth, while Ross Brayton followed with an RBI single.
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Brayton finished with three hits and three RBI, and Luke Yoder homored for the Mustangs (1-1).
Mark DeVincenzi threw 21⁄3 of relief, allowing one run for Cal Poly, which outhit the Trojans 13-12.
Citrus 5, Cuesta 3; Cuesta 9, Citrus 4
Jake Reed allowed three earned runs in 51⁄3 innings to pick up his first win of the season, and John Brehm collected his first save as the Cougars split a pair of games with Citrus (5-1).
Ty Muller had three hits on the day including a solo homer and a double for Cuesta (5-4), which collected 12 hits in the second-game victory.
Phillip Gerber tossed 52⁄3 innings of scoreless relief for the Cougars in the first game.
Cal Poly 6, Portland State 0
Anna Cahn threw her second shutout against Portland State in as many days, scattering four hits at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament in Los Angeles.
Cahn (2-0), who had Cal Poly’s only hit in Friday’s 1-0 win over the Vikings (3-7), belted a two-run home run while collecting two other hits on Saturday.
The game remained scoreless through five innings before Capri Ruiz busted the game open with a grand slam to give the Mustangs (2-1) a four-run lead.
Senior third baseman Krysten Cary added two hits for Cal Poly.
Cal Poly 6, Cal State Northridge 1
Cal Poly (5-1, 2-1) nearly shut out the Matadors in a Big West Conference dual as Cal Poly won all three doubles matches and five of six singles matches.
Cal Poly’s No. 1 singles player Suzie Matzenauer lost her first set, but rallied back to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Singles players Diane Filip and Jocelyn Davis swept both of their opponents. Filip won 6-4, 6-2 and Davis swept 6-3, 6-1.
“It was a highly-competitive match today; long and tough,” Cal Poly head coach Hugh Bream said.
Cuesta 92, Santa Barbara 74
Former Templeton High standout Seth Koenig had a season-high 37 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars (25-5), who finished the regular season with a victory in Santa Barbara.
Koenig hit 18 of 22 shots from the floor and played all 40 minutes.
“Our game plan was to play transition basketball today,” Cuesta head coach Rusty Blair said. “Quick outlets, quick inbounds, get down the floor on them.”
Phillip Jiminez scored 16 points, and Roger Guardia had 15.
The Cougars led 47-41 at halftime and hit 55 percent of their field goal attempts.
Santa Barbara City 77, Cuesta 48
Valerie Gee scored a game-high 15 points for the Cougars (4-21, 1-11 WSC) in a season-ending loss to Santa Barbara City College (18-11 10-2).
Kayla Cribbs added 14 points for Cuesta, which as a team was 11 for 12 at the free-throw line.
The Cougars couldn’t keep up with the Vaqueros in the second half when they used an 11-4 run to pull a 30 point lead over Cuesta, making it 58-28.
TRACK AND FIELD
Cuesta at Cerritos Invitational
The Cougars kicked off their season at the Cerritos Invitational and finished in the top five in six events.
Kelly Barmann was fourth in the women’s 1,500-meter run in 4 minutes, 55.74 seconds while teammate Jen Love came in seventh in 4:57:88.
Cuesta’s Christine Weinreich was seocnd in the hammer at 144 feet and fourth in the discus at 130-7.
Travis Hallahan won the men’s 5,000 in 15:33, Mike Hollis was fifth in the triple jump at 44-9, Craig Van Leeuven was second in the pole vault at 16-6 and Sam Sampson was third at 16-0.
“It was a pretty good day for our opening meet and we are off to a good start,” Cuesta coach Jani Johnson said.