The Cal Poly baseball team couldn’t find a timely hit Tuesday night, leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth in an 8-6 nonconference loss to Pepperdine at Baggett Stadium.
After the Waves scored two runs in the top of the ninth, Brian Mundell, who hit a walk-off home run against San Jose State on March 12, struck out looking before David Armendariz flew out to right to end the threat.
John Schuknecht and Elliot Stewart both homered for the Mustangs (17-6), the only Cal Poly batters to record multiple hits.
Michael Holback, who gave up two runs on a bases-loaded throwing error in the top of the ninth, got the loss in one-third of an inning for the Mustangs. Reed Reilly entered in relief of Holback and struck out both batters he faced, stranding Pepperdine runners on second and third.
Starter Kyle Brueggemann gave up three runs on three hits and struck out three in two innings for Cal Poly.
Bryan Langlois was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run for the Waves (14-9), and Hutton Moyer was 2 for 5 with two runs scored and a triple for Pepperdine.
Cal Poly finishes second in Bakersfield
Madison Hirsch carded a 4-over 78 in the final round of the CSUB Spring Invitational at the Bakersfield Country Club to lead the Mustangs to a second-place finish, 19 strokes short of Cal State Northridge.
Cal Poly, which finished with a team score of 935, was paced by Hirsch’s fifth-place finish at 232. Asia Adell shot a 79 to finish at 233 in a tie for sixth.
Drew Thomas, who played for the Mustangs’ “B” team, shot a final-round 73 to finish in fourth at 230.
Elisabeth Haavardsho of Cal State Northridge shot a 219 to take home the individual title.