Freshman right-hander Darren Nelson pitched seven solid innings for his fifth win and junior righty Austin Dondanville earned his second save in as many nights as Cal Poly clinched at least a tie for second place in the Big West Conference with a 2-1 victory over UC Riverside on Friday night at the Riverside Sports Complex.
A record nine Cal Poly intercollegiate athletics teams posted perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2016-17 academic year and eight squads registered improvements in their four-year rate scores. Five others maintained their four-year rate scores of a year ago, according to data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
In his final start for Cal Poly, senior southpaw Trent Shelton earned his sixth victory and received offensive support from right fielder Bradlee Beesley and catcher Nick Meyer, among others, as the Mustangs defeated UC Riverside 4-2 in the opening contest of a season-ending three-game Big West Conference baseball series Thursday night at the Riverside Sports Complex.
Cal Poly (27-27 overall, 12-9 Big West), which swept UC Santa Barbara in a three-game Big West series for the third straight year and climbed into a second-place tie with UC Irvine in the conference standings, wraps up the 2018 baseball season this weekend by visiting UC Riverside (19-30, 7-14 Big West) for a three-game Big West series at the Riverside Sports Complex (cap.: 2,500).
After an extended absence, senior designated hitter/infielder Elijah Skipps is back for Cal Poly’s stretch run of the season. In just 24 games, Skipps has a .313 batting average with four home runs and 21 RBIs.
Junior shortstop/designated hitter Kyle Marinconz smashed a three-run double down the right-field line to break the game open as Cal Poly completed a sweep of its three-game Big West Conference baseball series against UC Santa Barbara with a 9-3 victory Sunday afternoon on Senior Day inside Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly erupted for four runs in the first inning and that proved to be just enough as the Mustangs earned a 5-3 victory over UC Santa Barbara in the opening game of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday night inside Baggett Stadium.
Junior shortstop Kyle Marinconz has never missed a start at Cal Poly. The record for consecutive starts is held by Jimmy Allen, a third baseman who played for the Mustangs between 2011 and 2015, who started 183 straight games. Marinconz currently is at 163 straight starts.
Cal Poly (24-27 overall, 9-9 Big West), which dropped into a fourth-place tie in the Big West Conference standings after winning just one of three games at home against UC Irvine over the weekend and rebounded with a 15-6 win over Pepperdine on Tuesday, concludes an eight-game home stand by hosting Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara (24-24-1, 8-10 Big West) for a three-game Big West Conference series this weekend inside Baggett Stadium (cap.: 3,138).
Junior catcher Nick Meyer produced Cal Poly’s first five-hit game in five years and sophomore right-hander Connor Redmond earned his first victory of the season as the Mustangs defeated Pepperdine 15-6 on Tuesday night inside Baggett Stadium.
After finishing third over the weekend at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championship, beach volleyball’s Torrey Van Winden and Emily Sonny have been named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athletes of the Week.