Cal Poly

Cal Poly baseball team routed by UC Irvine at home

The Cal Poly baseball team struggled in the later innings, giving up nine runs after the seventh in an 11-2 loss to UC Irvine on Saturday night at Baggett Stadium.

UC Irvine (28-20, 8-9 Big West Conference) scored five in the seventh inning and four more in the ninth inning. Adam Alcantara was 1 for 5 with a homer and four RBI, and Mitchell Holland had three hits for the Anteaters. John Brontesma was 2 for 3 with a homer and three runs.

Cal Poly (27-22, 8-9 Big West) mustered just six hits. John Schuknecht led the Mustangs, going 1 for 2 with a homer, an RBI and two walks. Dylan Doherty was 1 for 1 with a double and an RBI.

Craig Colen allowed just two hits and a run in five innings of work for Cal Poly. But the bullpen was hit hard, with Austin Dondanville (1-1) allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings, and Cam Schneider allowing five runs — two earned — in 1 1/3 innings.

The Mustangs made five errors.

The series concludes Sunday, with first pitch at Baggett Stadium scheduled for 1 p.m.