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College Roundup: Arizona State rallies to beat Cal Poly

In the blink of an eye, the Cal Poly baseball team went from being in a dogfight with No. 2 Arizona State to being down by four runs.

Tied 8-8 in the bottom of the seventh, Raoul Torrez hit a grand slam off Cal Poly reliever Mark DeVincenzi, and the Sun Devils prevailed 12-9 in game one of the Coca-Cola Classic in Arizona.

Luke Yoder and Matt Jensen had three hits each for the Mustangs (3-5), who took a 5-4 lead in the top of the sixth on a solo home run from David Van Ostrand.

Matt Leonard allowed nine runs, six of them earned, in six innings to take the loss.

The Sun Devils (8-0) got two hits each from Zack MacPhee, Kole Calhoun and Riccio Torrez.

The Mustangs will play Utah Valley (4-3) at 3 p.m. today in the second day of the round- robin tournament.

Cuesta 4, L.A. Pierce 0

Jon Moscot and two other Cuesta pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout of L.A. Pierce (10-2).

Moscot tossed five innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five and walking none.

Michael Camporeale’s solo shot in the second inning got the Cougars (7-5) out to a one-run lead early.

It remained a one-run game until the ninth inning when Cuesta added three runs to seal the win.


Cuesta 14, L.A. Pierce 0, 5 innings

Rachel Thompson threw a one-hit shutout, striking out eight batters and walking four in a shortened, five-inning game.

The Cougars jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back.

Cuesta third baseman Alyssa Giordanengo was 2 for 3, scoring three runs while driving in two.

Brittani Gregory added two hits and scored three times while Thompson hit a home run and scored twice to help her own cause.