The Cal Poly softball team snapped an 11-game losing streak, beating Long Beach State twice on Saturday, 1-0 and 4-1, at the 49er Softball Complex.
In the first game, Sophomore right-hander Lindsey Chalmers threw a complete-game shutout in the opener for Cal Poly’s first Big West win of the season. Chalmers allowed four hits, two walks and struck out two to improve her record on the year to 7-9.
The Mustangs overcame a strong outing by 49er pitcher Christina Clermont (14-6), who allowed two hits, one earned run and four walks.
Cal Poly’s only run came in the fourth inning when Stephanie Heyward singled and a 49er error allowed Amanda Sandoval to reach base. After a fly out, Breana West walked to load the bases.
Courtney Tyler struckout looking before Ashley Torino walked to bring in Heyward.
In the second game, Cal Poly jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the third inning on three doubles. Heyward stroked a leadoff double and after a strikeout was doubled home by Sierra Hyland. She was promptly doubled home by West to make it 2-0.
Long Beach State (24-15, 4-4) managed an unearned run in the fourth after a throwing error by catcher Makenna Young allowed 49er Lauren MacLeod to go from first to third. MacLeod scored on a ground out later in the inning.
The Mustangs (18-17, 2-6) scored two more in the top of the seventh when Amanda Sandoval and Hyland strung together a pair of two-out singles. West smacked her second double of the day to clear the bases.
Heyward went the distance to pick up the win, allowing one run, four hits, four walks and striking out four.