Cal Poly Softball and Baseball Conclude Season with Victories
Cal Poly Softball and Baseball ended their respective series on a high note.
The Cal Poly Softball team finished their series against UC San Diego this afternoon, marking the end of their season.
The series ended in a tie at one game apiece.
In the final game, UC San Diego’s pitcher, Kyle Sampson, allowed only one run on three hits.
By the bottom of the 6th inning, UC San Diego was leading with a score of 1-0, and Cal Poly had a runner in scoring position.
Julian Barnett came up to bat but unfortunately hit a fly ball for the second out.
Kai Barrett took his turn at the plate but faced a similar outcome, hitting a ball to left field for the third out.
Cal Poly missed the opportunity to capitalize on the scoring position, and they now headed into the top of the 7th inning, aiming to hold onto their lead.
Freshman pitcher Sophia Rimu took the mound for Cal Poly Softball, looking to finish the game with a complete game shutout.
She performed exceptionally well and managed to retire the first two UC San Diego batters.
Clarissa Reynoso led off for UC San Diego but popped out to shallow left field for the first out.
Sierra Diaz, the shortstop, made a nice putout for the second out.
With two outs, Barnett, who had already made a crucial defensive play earlier in the game, struck out the next UC San Diego batter to end the inning.
Riley Erickson came up to bat and hit a pop-up to shallow right-center field, where Jessica Clements made an impressive catch to secure the final out of the 2023 season.
Cal Poly Softball emerged victorious with a final score of 1-0, winning the series against UC San Diego.
Meanwhile, the Cal Poly Baseball team found themselves in Utah for the second game of their three-game series against their opponents from Salt Lake City.
The Mustangs aimed to bounce back after a loss on Friday night.
Cal Poly took an early lead, scoring two runs and holding Utah scoreless until the bottom of the 4th inning.
However, Utah managed to score six runs in that inning, shifting the momentum in their favor.
Cal Poly didn’t back down and quickly responded with two runs in the top of the 5th inning and an additional five runs in the top of the 6th inning, ultimately defeating Utah with a final score of 9-8.
The Mustangs will play the third and final game of the series in Salt Lake City tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM.
These victories showcased the competitive spirit and determination of Cal Poly Softball and Baseball teams as they concluded their seasons on a high note.