The Cal Poly softball team shut out a nationally ranked opponent for the second consecutive game Friday, defeating No. 13 Georgia 1-0 in the opening game of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City.
The Mustangs (3-8) scored the game’s only run when Whitley Gerhart drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the fifth inning, scoring Jillian Anderson.
Anderson was 3 for 4 with two stolen bases for Cal Poly.
Chloe Wurst scattered four hits over seven innings, striking out one in the complete-game shutout for the Mustangs.
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With a runner on third with two out in the bottom of the seventh, Wurst induced her 12th groundout of the game to seal the victory for Cal Poly.
The Mustangs will face Ohio State today at 9:30 a.m. and No. 9 Oregon at 3 p.m.
Arizona 4, Cal Poly 3
The Mustangs swept doubles play but dropped four of six singles matches in the nonconference loss at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center in Tuscon.
Led by Andre Dome and Jordan Bridge, who swept Giacomo Miccini and Mario Urquidi 8-0 in the opening doubles match, Cal Poly (5-3) put itself in position to earn the road win.
Cal Poly’s only singles wins came from Dome, who defeated Fredrik Asik 6-3, 6-2, and Bridge, who defeated Andre Vidaller 6-2, 6-4.
Cal Poly at the Wyoming Cowboy Desert Classic
Justin Haley carded a 2-under 70 to put himself in a 10-way tie for third place and lead the Mustangs to a seventh-place tie after the first round of action at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.
Cal Poly finished the day with an 8-over 296 to tie with Nebraska. TCU leads with a 277, and Saint Mary’s, San Francisco and Texas Tech are tied for second at 284.
Clement Sordet of Texas Tech and Julien Brun of TCU share the individual lead after 18 holes at 68, one stroke better than Eli Cole of TCU and Jonathan De Los Reyes of Saint Mary’s.
The tournament continues with the second round today and will wrap up with the third and final round Sunday.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Cal Poly at MPSF Finals
Rachel O’Brien broke her own school record in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.08 seconds to capture the win and secure 20 points for Cal Poly.
Teammate Rachel Cleak tied the previous school record and came in fourth in 54.82. The provisional qualifying cutoff time for the NCAA Championships is 54.49.
Cal Poly is still in fifth place out of seven teams with 249 points. UC Davis leads with 438.
Amanda Maffris finished in sixth place in the 400 individual medley in 4 minutes, 22.13 seconds.
Allison de Peralta was seventh in the 100 backstroke in 57.18, Cal Poly finished eighth in the 400 medley relay in 3:52.61 and Jillian Jones was ninth in the 3-meter diving with a score of 245.45 points.