Cal Poly’s Jordan Hadlock hit a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning to rally the Mustangs to a 4-3 win and a series victory over UC Riverside on Sunday at Baggett Stadium.
Hadlock, a reserve catcher, was hitting .053 coming into the game and was pinch-hitting with two outs and the bases loaded after the Highlanders had scored a run in the top of the 10th to take a 3-2 lead. He lined a 1-0 pitch into the left-center field gap to score Mitch Haniger and Jono Grayson.
Closer Jeff Johnson (2-0) pitched 3 2⁄3 innings in relief to earn the win for Cal Poly (10-13, 2-1 Big West Conference). He allowed a run on two hits and two walks while striking out five. Cal Poly’s Bobby Crocker doubled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to nine games and finished 2 for 4. Evan Busby and Denver Chavez also went 2 for 4, with Chavez hitting two doubles.
Cal Poly plays at San Francisco on Tuesday.
SOFTBALLCal Poly 5, UC Riverside 4
The Mustangs scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for a Big West Conference series win.
Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Stephanie Correia drew a bases-loaded walk with one out, and Rebecca Patton was hit by a pitch one out later to tie the score at 4-4 before Shea Williams’ walk forced in the game-winning run.
Patton (4-12) pitched a complete game, striking out five for Cal Poly (6-21, 2-1), and Nicole Lund was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run. Nora Sobczak added two hits and two runs for the Mustangs.
MEN’S TENNISCal Poly 4, Pacific 3
Sebastian Bell came from behind to beat Alex Golding 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles to clinch the win for the Mustangs, who remain unbeaten in Big West Conference play.
Andre Dome and Jurgen DeJager also picked up singles wins for Cal Poly (12-3, 3-0). DeJager played in his fourth match of the season and improved to 4-0.
Cal Poly took the doubles point with wins by the teams of Alexander Sonesson and Dome and Jordan Bridge and Marco Comuzzo.