The Cal Poly softball team split a pair of Big West Conference games at Long Beach State on Saturday.
The Mustangs extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games in the opener, a 5-0 win.
Cal Poly (19-18, 8-3) scored twice on illegal pitches from Long Beach State in the first inning and never looked back. Cal Poly knocked out 49ers starter Brooke Turner before she recorded an out.
Rebecca Patton pitched a complete game to pick up the win, allowing five hits and striking out two.
Cal Poly lost the nightcap 4-0.
Anna Cahn allowed just two hits heading into the sixth inning where the Mustangs committed four errors in a span of five batters that allowed Long Beach State (21-21, 5-6) to score four unearned runs.
Cal State Fullerton 11, Cal Poly 3
The Titans jumped on DJ Mauldin early, tagging him for three runs in the first inning, and Cal Poly never got within two runs after the third inning.
Bobby Crocker had a team-high three hits with a double and an RBI, while Luke Yoder hit a solo home run for the Mustangs (10-25, 3-9 Big West Conference).
Daniel Renkin got the win for Cal State Fullerton (23-13, 9-2) after going 82⁄3 innings, allowing three runs on 11 hits.
Cal Poly’s Joey Wagman pitched 12⁄3 innings in relief, allowing one unearned run on two hits with a strikeout.
Cal Poly will look to avoid the sweep at 1 this afternoon.
Cuesta 5, Moorpark 3
Cuesta’s T.J. Filicia hit a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to help the Cougars overcome a 3-1 deficit.
John Brehm pitched 62⁄3 innings for Cuesta (16-17, 7-10 Western State Conference), allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out three.
Phillip Gerber got the win, pitching two scoreless innings of relief, and Isaiah Kaneakua got his first save.
Filicia, Mitchell Prophet, Anthony Fadelli and Matt Anderson each had two hits for Cuesta.
TRACK AND FIELDCal Poly at Triton Invitational
Freshman John Prader set a personal best to finish fourth in the men’s pole vault after clearing 16 feet, 83⁄4 inches in San Diego.
Jordan Goffena was fourth in the men’s 110 hurdles in 15.33 seconds.
Jenna Homes set a personal best in the women’s pole vault, finishing 10th at 12-5 1⁄2.
Cuesta at Western State Conference Prelims, Ventura
Cuesta’s Craig Van Leeuwen won the men’s pole vault at 17-1 to qualify for the Southern California Finals.
Teammate Zach Seigmeier was second at 15-7.
Joining them in the SoCal finals will be Christine Weinreich in the women’s discus with a mark of 133-4.
Weinreich also qualified in the women’s shot put with a mark of 39-0, along with teammate Val Gee.
Other qualifying finishers for Cuesta are Sam Dozier in the men’s discus with a mark of 132-6, Chelsea Hedenland in the women’s javelin and Dave Kawalik in the men’s shot put (40-6).
Mike Hollis made a qualifying mark of 42-6 in the men’s triple jump, and Nicole Foster had a qualifying mark of 4-7 in the women’s high jump.
Cuesta had four runners qualify in the men’s 1,500: Travis Hallahan in 4:01, Oscar Pena in 4:02.3, Taylor Castanon in 4:12.2 and Brecon Welton in 4:17.
Devon Kelsey qualified in two events for Cuesta, including the women’s 1,500 in 4:59 and the 800 in 2:25. Bryce Van Boxtel qualified in the men’s 800 in 1:55.6.
Aalia Fields qualified in the women’s 400 in 62.02, and Paul Brown made it on the men’s side with a season best time of 50.02.
Mike Keating qualified in the men’s 110 hurdles in a personal best time of 15.20, and the 400 hurdles in 56.20.
Cal Poly 4, Fresno State 3
Steffi Wong and Alexa Lee won 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in doubles, and the Mustangs (15-6) took another victory in doubles matches after a forfeit in the third spot from Fresno State.
Diane Filip had a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 singles victory for Cal Poly, and Alexa Lee added a 6-0, 6-0 sweep in singles play.
The Mustangs completed their regular season and finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Big West Conference duals.