Former Cal Poly outfielder Nick Torres, one of 59 San Diego Padres prospects participating in the instructional league in Arizona, has impressed many in the Padres’ organization; Justin Calomeni and Mark Mathias honored by Baseball America.
Cal Poly junior-to-be pitcher Justin Calomeni allowed just one run in seven innings as the Bellingham Bells defeated the Kelowna Falcons 2-1 in the opening game of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League playoffs Tuesday night.
Chal Fanning, an assistant baseball coach at Cal Poly during Larry Lee’s first year at the helm of the Mustang program and a pitcher under Lee at Cuesta College, is returning to his alma mater as the team’s pitching coach.
Former Cal Poly shortstop Peter Van Gansen knocked in the winning run with a 10th-inning walkoff single as the Northwest League All-Stars defeated the Pioneer League All-Stars 6-5 on Tuesday night at Avista Stadium in Spokane, Wash.
Former Cal Poly baseball players Jimmy Allen, Mitch Haniger, Mark Mathias, Mike Miller, Brent Morel, Nick Torres, Peter Van Gansen and Zack Zehner all produced significant bumps in their batting averages in the minor leagues last week.
Cal Poly junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen, the 2015 Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was the first of four Mustangs selected on the final day of Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
Cal Poly junior second baseman Mark Mathias was drafted in the third round of Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday by Cleveland while junior first baseman/designated hitter Brian Mundell was tabbed by Colorado in the seventh round.
Cal Poly baseball junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen and women’s soccer junior forward Elise Krieghoff have been selected as Cal Poly’s male and female athletes of the year for the 2014-15 academic year.
Cal Poly junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen earned the Cal Poly baseball team's Ozzie Smith Most Valuable Player Award for 2015 while junior right-hander Casey Bloomquist captured the Mike Krukow Outstanding Pitcher Award for the second straight year.
Junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen has been selected as the 2015 Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and two of his Cal Poly baseball teammates -- junior second baseman Mark Mathias and senior outfielder Zack Zehner -- joined Van Gansen on the all-conference first team.
Junior right-hander Casey Bloomquist earned his 26th career victory and Cal Poly scored eight runs in the fourth inning and four more in the sixth to turn an early 1-0 deficit into a 12-5 victory over UC Davis in the opener of a Big West Conference baseball series Thursday afternoon at Dobbins Stadium.