The Cal Poly softball team lost both games 3-2 in Saturday’s doubleheader against UC Davis at Bob Janssen Field, marking the Mustangs’ fifth and sixth straight losses to the Aggies.
In the opener, Sierra Hyland was pitching a scoreless game for Cal Poly (21-16, 3-5 Big West) until the top of the fourth inning, when she walked two batters and gave up two doubles and two runs. Hyland threw all seven innings and struck out eight.
The Mustangs responded in the bottom of the inning with a two-run double by catcher Mariah Cochiolo, which drove in Hyland and shortstop Kim Westlund.
The Aggies scored the winning run in the top of the fifth on a fielding error.
In the second game, Cal Poly scored first after leadoff batter Lauren Moreno was walked, and Courtney Tyler hit a sacrifice fly to drive her in.
Down 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Hyland drove in Emily Ceccacci, who reached on a fielder’s choice, but the rally ended there.
Chloe Wurst threw all seven innings for Cal Poly.
Cal Poly 4, UC Davis 3
The Mustangs took the doubles point and beat the Aggies, moving into third place in the Big West Conference.
The Cal Poly (8-12, 3-1) doubles team of Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson
won 8-3, and Ben Donovan and Jurgen De Jager added an 8-4 victory for the Mustangs.
Donovan won 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in single, De Jager won 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 and Thomson won 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4.
Sacramento State 3, Cal Poly 2; Cal 3, Cal Poly 2
Shannon Fouts and Taylor Gruenewald defeated both their Sacramento State and Cal opponents 21-16, 21-8 and 21-15, 21-18, respectively, for the Mustangs (1-7) and both matches were played at Cal.
Against Sacramento State, Kate Walters and Hannah Schleis won 21-16, 24-22 for the Mustangs.
Stacia Williams and Anna Gorman won 25-23, 21-16 against Cal.
Cal Poly 3, Hawaii 2
Tim Wise singled home the winning run for the Mustangs in the sixth inning in the opener of a three-game road series against the Rainbow Warriors late Friday night.
In the fifth inning, Jimmy Allen hit a leadoff double for Cal Poly (28-5, 6-1 Big West), which sparked its offense and started a two-run, game-tying rally.
Matt Imhof threw six innings and struck out seven for the Mustangs, and combined with reliever Reed Reilly to give up five hits.
On Saturday, the Mustangs led Hawaii 2-0 after four innings when The Tribune went to press.