The Cal Poly baseball team lost at Washington 2-1 on Friday in the opening game of a three-game, nonconference series at Husky Ballpark despite outhitting the Huskies 6-4.
It was the first loss of the season for the Mustangs, who started the season 7-0 for the first time in its 19-year Division I history and for the first time since 1974 when it was in Division II, falls to 7-1 on the year.
Right fielder Nick Torres gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead with a two-out home run to left field in the fourth inning. The Huskies (6-4) answered in the bottom of the fourth on a single by Jayce Ray followed by Robert Pehl’s double into left-field.
Washington scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a single up the middle by former Cuesta standout Michael Camporeale.
Right-hander Joey Wagman (2-1) suffered the loss for Cal Poly despite striking out seven and issuing no walks. He allowed only four hits over 62⁄3 innings.
Junior right-hander Austin Voth (2-1) allowed one run and six hits in 71⁄3 innings for the win with one walk and nine strikeouts. Tyler Kane pitched the final four outs for his second save.
Cal Poly 10, Indiana 3; Cal 11 Cal Poly 3
The Mustangs (5-11-1) split their two games at the DeMarini Invitational in Fullerton.
Against Indiana, Cal Poly catcher Mariah Cochiolo hit a three-run home run to led the Mustangs over the Hoosiers (10-7).
Cal Poly left fielder Lauren Moreno was 3 for 4, and third baseman Jillian Andersen was 3 for 5 with two RBI.
Chloe Wurst (2-4) pitched a complete game, giving up three earned on six hits while walking none and striking out seven.
Cal Poly scored seven runs in the last two innings to break open the game.
Against Cal, Golden Bears catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt hit two home runs, including a first-inning grand slam, and finished with seven RBI to lead Cal (13-2) in the rout.
Jolene Henderson was 2 for 3 with two RBI and pitched two perfect innings for Cal in a game that ended in the bottom of the fifth after Cal reached the eight-run mercy rule.
Designated player Cami Brown was 2 for 2 with one run scored for Cal Poly. Shortstop Kim Westlund was 1 for 3 with a bases-clearing double.