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College Roundup: Cal Poly drops opening Big West softball series

Cal Poly’s Dana Perez, left, throws the ball back to the infield during the Mustangs’ 5-0 loss to UC Riverside on Saturday. At right is Nicole Lund.
Cal Poly’s Dana Perez, left, throws the ball back to the infield during the Mustangs’ 5-0 loss to UC Riverside on Saturday. At right is Nicole Lund. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

Cahn failed to get out of the first inning as the Mustangs’ softball team dropped a 5-0 decision to UC Riverside on Saturday at Bob Janssen Field.

Cahn allowed three runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning before being replaced by Rebecca Patton, who pitched the rest of the game.

With the loss, the Mustangs (12-17, 1-2) dropped the Big West Conference opening series.

Cal Poly was held to four hits, two of which came from Dana Perez.

Trista Thomas added a double for the Mustangs.

Marissa Alvidrez pitched a complete game for the Highlanders (17-19, 2-1), striking out two.

BASEBALL

UC Riverside 14, Cal Poly 5

Former Cuesta College standout and current UC Riverside first baseman Brian McConkey tied an NCAA record with three triples and drove in two runs as the Highlanders (14-9, 2-1) claimed the rubber game of the Big West opening series.

Cal Poly’s pitching struggled as starter Joey Wagman was pulled after giving up seven runs, four earned, on five hits in 21⁄3 innings.

Four Mustangs had at least two hits, including David Van Ostrand, Evan Busby, Mitch Haniger and Bobby Crocker.Cal Poly (8-18, 1-2) was outhit 15-9.

After falling behind 4-0 early, Cal Poly scored four runs in the third inning with the big hit being a two-run double by J.J. Thompson.

MEN’S TENNIS

Sacramento State 4, Cal Poly 3

The Mustangs (5-11) dropped a narrow match in Sacramento as several matches went the distance.

With Cal Poly trailing 3-2, Robert Foy, the brother of former Hornets standout Warwick Foy, led by a set and was up 4-1 in the second before his opponent came back to steal the match.

Jordan Bridge and Drew Jacobs won a long set to secure the doubles point, beating Holden Ching and Anton Stryhas 9-8 (9).Jacobs and Sebastian Bell were the only Mustangs to claim singles victories.

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