Cal Poly’s softball team opened the season Friday with a 10-2 loss to No. 23 Oklahoma State and a 6-5 loss to No. 13 Arizona State in eight innings at the Kajikaw Classic in Tempe.
Anna Cahn struggled out of the gate for Cal Poly in her first start, giving up seven runs in three innings in the loss to Oklahoma State.
The Mustangs, who only had five hits, got their first run via a bases-loaded walk that brought in Madison Vogelsang in the fourth inning. Their second came on an RBI-double by Nicole Lund in the sixth.
In Cal Poly’s second game, Arizona State got out to a quick start, building a 3-0 lead in the first three innings and increasing it to 5-0 until Cahn hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Nicole Lund hit her second career home run for Cal Poly to force extra innings before the Sun Devils scored in the eighth to win it.
Foothill 3, Cuesta 2; Cuesta 11, West Valley 2
Cuesta’s Ashley Dooley hit for the cycle against West Valley as the Cougars won the second of their two games at Chabot College.
Against West Valley, Dooley was just a small part of a huge offensive outbreak. The Cougars hit back-to-back-to-back home runs off four pitches in a five-run first inning. They then added three runs in the fourth and three in the sixth.
In the opener, Foothill scored in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.
Cuesta 14, San Francisco 4
It took a 19-hit outbreak by the Cougars to get their first win of the season after an 0-5 start.
Cuesta scored five runs in the first inning, one run in the second and three in the third for an early 9-0 lead.
Cuesta had six different players with two RBI and three players with three hits.
Josh Miller went 3 for 5 with an RBI, and LeBronze Sanderson went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Cougars.
Stanford 21, Cal Poly 15
Stanford scored the final 18 points over the final five bouts of the Pac-10 dual to knock off Cal Poly, which had an early 15-3 lead.
Filip Novachkov won by technical fall for the Mustangs (8-2 in duals) at 149 pounds, Ryan DesRoches earned a major decision at 165, and Boris Novachkov (141) and Barrett Abel (157) both won by decision as the Mustangs built their 15-3 lead halfway through the dual meet.
Stanford, however, won the final five bouts by a technical fall, major decision and three decisions, including an overtime victory at 285 pounds, to upset Cal Poly.
Cal Poly wraps up the dual meet season Sunday, hosting San Francisco State (5-8) at 2 p.m. in Mott Gym.
Cal Poly 7, Cal State Bakersfield 0
The Mustangs (4-2) only lost one set Thursday en route to sweep of the Roadrunners.
At first singles, Cal Poly’s Ashley Pane defeated Julian Mannix 6-2, 6-0. Florence Lehane, the Mustangs’ number two singles player won 6-0, 6-0, as did teammate Gabrielle Gatewood.