The Cal Poly softball team couldn’t bounce back from its midweek series to UC Santa Barbara, dropping both games in the Mustangs’ doubleheader at Cal State Northridge on Saturday.
Cal Poly (16-26-1, 5-8 Big West Conference) fell 7-0 in the first game and 3-2 in the second, extending the Mustangs’ losing streak to five games.
Ashley Romano went 2 for 3 in the first game. Pitcher Chloe Wurst left the game in the fourth inning after giving up six runs on four hits. That lead proved to be too much for the Mustangs to overcome.
In the second game, Cal Poly led the Matadors 2-1 through five innings, but then surrendered two runs in bottom of the seventh as Cal State Northridge (17-24, 3-6) walked off with a series-clinching win.
Jillian Andersen went 3 for 4 with a run, and Kim Westlund went 3 for 3 with an RBI and a walk for Cal Poly.
Jordan Yates pitched 6 2⁄3 innings and gave up three runs on six hits. She also had two walks and three strikeouts.
Cal Poly 5, Pacific 2
Andre Dome defeated the Tigers’ Sam Verbeek 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles as the Mustangs topped the Tigers.
The doubles team of Dome and Jordan Bridge won 8-6, and Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson won 8-7 for the Mustangs.
The win puts Cal Poly atop the Big West standings.
TRACK & FIELD
In the final day of competition, the Mustangs posted seven personal records and one season-best mark.
John Guerrero had a PR in the 800 meters of 1 minute, 49.79 seconds, which is the 11th fastest time in the NCAA this season.
David Namath placed second in the 400 hurdles (53.05), and Trevor Lien had a PR of 56.46 in the same race.
Jamison Jordan placed fourth in the 200 (21.88), and Paul Brown had a PR in the 400 (49.23), placing sixth.
Kyle Lynch led the Mustangs in the 1,500 (3:50.72) with a third-place finish.
The 400 relay team of Jordan, Alek Johnson, Antwaine Miller and David Williams posted a season-best 42.06.
Nick Bultman had a PR in the hammer of 172 feet, 5 inches, placing him seventh, and a 47-7 3⁄4 mark in the shot put.
Brain Hutchinson placed seventh in the shot put (53-4 1⁄2), a PR.
Cal Poly vs. Long Beach State
The Mustangs were forced to forfeit because of a lack of healthy competitors, according to a news release.
The 49ers were credited with a 7-0 win.