Cal Poly

Cal Poly rallies late for baseball win over Loyola Marymount

The Cal Poly baseball team scored twice in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings Tuesday night at Baggett Stadium to defeat Loyola Marymount 10-7 in nonconference play.

It was the 11th win in 15 games for the Mustangs (21-31), who have already wrapped up their Big West Conference slate at 10-14, which was sixth in the conference standings entering Tuesday.

Junior left-handed reliever Frankie Reed (1-4), who has been out for two seasons because of Tommy John surgery, picked up the first win of his collegiate career, scattering four hits over six innings, striking out two batters and walking none.

Sophomore right-hander Jeff Johnson then earned his fourth save of the season, pitching a hitless ninth inning with two strikeouts.

Cal Poly’s David Van Ostrand was a team-best 3 for 4 with an RBI while extending his hitting streak to 14 games, while teammates Bobby Crocker and Evan Busby added two hits and an RBI apiece.

Denver Chavez drove in a team-high three runs, while Adam Melker accounted for a home run and a pair of RBI for the Mustangs, who came back from a 6-2 second-inning deficit.

Cal Poly had 12 hits, the 13th time in 16 outings the Mustangs have had at least 10 hits.

Matt Lowenstein led Loyola Marymount (22-30) with a 3-for-4, two-RBI performance.