With a one-run lead in the sixth inning, Ashley Tornio hit a bases-clearing triple to secure an 11-8 win for the Cal Poly softball team over South Dakota State in the Fresno State Classic on Friday.
The Mustangs (12-14) matched South Dakota State through each of the first three innings before taking a 7-6 lead in the fourth inning, when Chelsea Convissar doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Sierra Hyland.
Convissar was 3 for 4 with a double and a three-run home run in the second inning.
Hyland was 2 for 3 with two RBI and came on in relief of starting pitcher Lindsey Chalmers in the second inning, giving up three runs over the final five innings.
Tornio was 3 for 4 with three RBI and two runs.
Mustangs women’s golf places fifth
The Cal Poly women’s golf team shot the fourth-best final-round score on its way to a tie for fifth place in the Pizza Hut Thunderbird Invitational tournament hosted by Southern Utah at the par-72 Sunbrook Golf Course.
The Mustangs, after standing three strokes out of the top five following the first round, went from seventh to fifth as multiple players improved on their Thursday scores. Madison Hirsch jumped 11 spots in the second round by posting a 75 following her 79 from Thursday and ended up finishing in a tie for 14th.
Desiree Gillaspy and Meredith Hirsch both posted 78s to tie for 17th, with the latter finishing as the second-best unattached competitor.
Cal Poly tennis falls at home
The Cal Poly men’s tennis team fell to visiting SMU, 4-3, as the Mustangs couldn’t hold off a late charge by SMU, which took the final two points to seal the match.
Leading 3-2 following a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 victory by Garrett Auproux at No. 2 singles, Cal Poly’s Naveen Beasley fell to SMU’s Nate Lammons 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, before Lucas Lesoeur lost to SMU’s Arkadijs Slobodkins 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8). Lesoeur’s loss gave SMU the win after it picked up a win at No. 3 singles and the doubles point.