The Big West Conference’s all-time strikeout leader and a 2017 NFCA All-America second team selection, former Cal Poly softball righthander Sierra Hyland agreed to a one-year deal on Thursday to remain with National Pro Fastpitch franchise Chicago Bandits for the 2018 season.
The Cal Poly softball program will debut a new covered batting cage and enhanced hitting area for the 2018 season as the Mustang Athletics Department will break ground later this summer at Bob Janssen Field on a project that will include five total batting cages, a revised bullpen and increased storage.
A week after concluding her final, historic and record-setting season as a member of the Cal Poly softball program, righthander Sierra Hyland became the first Mustang in eight years and just the fourth player in program history to earn NFCA Division I All-America praise.
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 Weber State hitters to complete her third career perfect game Monday evening as the Cal Poly softball program opened NISC Championship Round loser’s bracket action with a 9-0, six-inning, elimination-game victory versus Weber State. Playing consecutive games against elimination, however, Cal Poly saw its postseason run come to a close with a 3-0 loss in the loser’s bracket semifinal to host program Liberty.
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland and freshman first baseman Hailey Martin each produced a pair of RBI, but Lamar pushed across the decisive pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning Sunday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program dropped its NISC Championship Round opener at Liberty Softball Field, 8-6.
The Cal Poly softball program failed to concede a run and allowed just seven hits in wrapping up the National Invitational Softball Championship Region 1 title in three victories and the Mustangs continue their postseason run at the May 21-24, double-elimination NISC Championship Round in Lynchburg, Va.
One day after earning six individual All-Big West Conference honors, the Cal Poly softball program saw senior righthander Sierra Hyland named to the NFCA All-West Region first team on Thursday while junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers earned second team recognition.
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland pitched a complete-game, one-hitter with six strikeouts Thursday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program advanced to the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship postseason tournament final round by topping Nevada 3-0 in the Pacific-hosted Region 1 title game.
Highlighted by senior righthander Sierra Hyland's second career Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year honor, six Cal Poly softball players earned All-Big West praise following the Wednesday morning distribution of year-end conference awards.
Junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out seven Nevada hitters Wednesday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program advanced to the Region 1 title game of the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship postseason tournament with a 1-0 victory against Nevada at Pacific's Bill Simoni Field.
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game, four-hitter to record her 36th career shutout and became just the third player in program history to reach 200 career hits as the Cal Poly softball program earned its first postseason victory in eight years Tuesday evening with the Mustangs opening the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championships postseason tournament and Region 1 play with a 7-0 victory versus host Pacific.
An at-large selection for the inaugural 28-team National Invitational Softball Championships, the Cal Poly softball program makes its return to postseason play after an eight-year hiatus at the double-elimination, May 16-18, Region 1 tournament, hosted by Pacific at Bill Simoni Field. Cal Poly (34-19), having posted the program's highest win total in eight seasons, opens Region 1 action versus West Coast Conference runner-up Pacific (27-24) on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
The Cal Poly softball program will make its return to the postseason after an eight-year hiatus with the Sunday evening announcement that Mustangs have accepted an invitation to compete in the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship. Cal Poly will open Region 1 play on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. versus Pacific, which is hosting one of six postseason regionals.
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland kept UC Riverside hitless for seven and one-third innings Saturday afternoon and the Cal Poly softball program pushed across two runs in the top of the eighth inning to close its 53-game regular season schedule with a 2-0 victory versus UC Riverside. The Mustangs, however, settled for a split as – despite a two-hitter from junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers – the Mustangs dropped a 2-0 decision during game No. 1.
Senior Sierra Hyland threw her 100th career complete game on Friday afternoon, but unleashed a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning that allowed UC Riverside third baseman Shylene Helms to score as the Highlanders produced a 2-1, come-from-behind win versus the Mustangs at Amy S. Harrison Field.
The Cal Poly softball program is one of four teams sharing fourth place in the Big West Conference standings as the Mustangs close the 2017 regular season with a May 12-13, three-game series at UC Riverside. The series opens with a 3 p.m. matchup on Friday, May 12 and closes with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, May 13.
Junior righthander Lindsay Chalmers tossed a complete-game, four-hitter with five strikeouts Saturday evening as the Cal Poly softball program closed its 2017 regular season home schedule at Bob Janssen Field with a 2-1, come-from-behind victory versus Hawai'i. The Mustangs, however, dropped Saturday's doubleheader opener 9-2 despite freshman righthander Steffi Best tossing five and one-third innings of relief without allowing an earned run.
Junior center fielder Chelsea Convissar's team-leading third home run of 2017 provided the Cal Poly softball program the go-ahead runs Friday evening and senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out four Hawai'i hitters as the Mustangs opened a three-game series with a 4-2 victory at Bob Janssen Field.
The Cal Poly softball program closes its 17-game regular season home schedule at Bob Janssen Field with a three-game, May 5-6 series against Hawai'i. The series begins with a 6 p.m. matchup on Friday, May 5 and closes with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, May 6.
Junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers tossed a complete-game, four-hitter, but a fourth-inning, leadoff home run from UC Davis left fielder Marissa Jauregui marked the difference Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs fell in their series finale to the Aggies at LaRue Field, 1-0.
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland became the Cal Poly softball program's all-time leader with her 34th career shutout as the Mustangs opened a Saturday afternoon doubleheader and three-game series versus UC Davis with an 8-0 triumph at LaRue Field. Cal Poly completed the sweep in game No. 2, overturning a seven-run, first-inning deficit and, in the program's lengthiest game in more than eight years, outlasted UC Davis in 13 innings, 8-7.
The Cal Poly softball program looks to close the gap on Big West Conference leader Cal State Fullerton when the Mustangs visit last-place UC Davis for a three-game, April 29-30 series at LaRue Field. The series opens with a 12 noon doubleheader on Saturday, April 29 and closes with a 12 noon matchup on Sunday, April 30.
Cal Poly softball righthander Sierra Hyland became the first Mustang to be selected in the National Pro Fastpitch Draft in eight years on Monday afternoon as the senior was taken with the fourth overall selection by the defending champion Chicago Bandits.