Cal Poly Begins Big West Play versus UC Santa Barbara April 1-2Winners of 18 of its last 20 games, the Cal Poly softball program opens its 21st season of Big West Conference action with an April 1-2 home series versus UC Santa Barbara. The series begins with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, April 1 before closing with a 1 p.m. single matchup on Sunday, April 2.
Mustangs in the Pros: Wakasa Debuts with Phoenix Rising FCThe second member of the Cal Poly men's soccer program's 2016 senior class to sign a professional contract, former Mustang defender Kody Wakasa made his debut for United Soccer League (third tier) side Phoenix Rising FC during the club's Saturday, March 25 season opener.
Hyland Sets Big West Strikeout Record as No. 25 Cal Poly Splits PairSenior righthander Sierra Hyland (above) set a new Big West Conference career strikeout record and finished with 13 total strikeouts against CSU Bakersfield as the 25th-ranked Cal Poly softball program opened a Saturday doubleheader at Bob Janssen Field with a 3-0 victory against the Roadrunners. Cal Poly, however, saw a nine-game winning streak snapped in game No. 2 as CSU Bakersfield scored seven times in the top of the first inning en route to an 11-8 decision.
Cal Poly Drops Pair to Nebraska Despite Ninth-Inning RalliesCal Poly scored twice in the ninth inning of the opener and three times in the final frame of the nightcap, but fell short both times as Nebraska held on for 6-5 and 6-4 victories in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader before 1,594 inside Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly Earns Second Walk-Off Win in a Week; Defeats Nebraska 3-2Sophomore catcher Nick Meyer singled through the left side of the Nebraska infield in the ninth inning, scoring Brett Binning from second base and lifting Cal Poly to a 3-2 walkoff victory over the Huskers in a non-conference baseball game Friday afternoon before 1,293 inside Baggett Stadium.
Nwaba Signs Multi-Year Contract to Remain with the Los Angeles LakersFollowing a pair of successive and successful 10-day contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise announced Tuesday that graduated Cal Poly men's basketball guard David Nwaba (2013-16) has signed a multi-year contract with the organization. Per franchise policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Releases Four-Match Spring ScheduleThe Cal Poly men's soccer program announced its 2017 spring match schedule on Thursday morning, a four-game stretch that includes opponents from the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, Premier Development League and junior college levels.
Mustang Track & Field to Host Annual Cal Poly #ShareSLO InvitationalThe meet will begin with the hammer throw and discus at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday at Cuesta College. All other events will be held at the Cal Poly Track & Field Complex on Saturday, starting with the javelin at 11 a.m. and concluding with the 4x400-meter relay races a bit before 4 p.m.
Hyland Named Both USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the WeekFollowing a five-game pitching performance where she posted a 4-0 record, a 0.95 ERA, struck out 40 hitters in 29.1 innings and matched the Big West Conference record for career strikeouts, Cal Poly softball senior righthander Sierra Hyland was named both the USA Softball Collegiate National Co-Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Co-Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.
Hyland Ties Big West Career Strikeout Record in Doubleheader SweepSenior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 combined hitters during the Cal Poly softball program's Sunday doubleheader sweep to match the all-time Big West Conference career strikeout record as the Mustangs closed the Loyola Marymount Tournament and pushed their winning streak to eight straight games by defeating Sacramento State (7-2) and Dartmouth (2-1).
Cal Poly to Host Nebraska for Four Baseball Games This WeekendCal Poly (7-12, 0-0 Big West), which earned its first series win of the 2017 baseball season by taking two of three games against Wichita State last week, concludes a 12-game homestand with a four-game non-conference series against Nebraska (9-9, 0-0 Big Ten).
Cal Poly Softball Tops No. 9 Oklahoma for Second Straight Day, 3-1Sophomore right fielder Crimson Kaiser homered and senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out five hitters as the Cal Poly softball program – for the second successive day – handed defending Women's College World Series champion and No. 9 Oklahoma a 3-1 defeat at the Loyola Marymount Tournament.
Cal Poly Clinches Series Against Wichita State With 3-0 ShutoutSpencer Howard and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout and 14 strikeouts as Cal Poly earned its first series win of the 2017 baseball season, blanking Wichita State 3-0 in a non-conference game Saturday night before 1,441 inside Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly Earns First Walkoff Victory of 2017 Season, 5-4 in 13 InningsA triple to the gap in left-center field by Kyle Marinconz scored Nick Meyer from first base and lifted Cal Poly to its first walkoff win of the year, a 13-inning, 5-4 triumph over Wichita State in the opener of a three-game non-conference baseball series Friday night before 1,340 in Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly Tosses Pair of One-Hitters versus No. 9 Oklahoma, DartmouthSenior righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game, one-hitter with nine strikeouts and the Cal Poly softball program scored three times in the fifth inning to open the Loyola Marymount Tournament on Friday morning with a 3-1 triumph versus No. 9 Oklahoma. Cal Poly completed the Friday sweep in game No. 2 as junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers (above) and freshman righthander Steffi Best combined to toss a complete-game, one-hitter with seven total strikeouts in an 11-0, five-inning victory versus Dartmouth.