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Cal Poly Closes Stanford Nike Invitational with 4-2 Win versus Cardinal

Cal Poly Closes Stanford Nike Invitational with 4-2 Win versus Cardinal

STANFORD – Senior righthander Lindsey Chalmers tossed a complete-game, five-hitter and junior right fielder Crimson Kaiser (above) swatted her second home run in as many days as the Cal Poly softball program closed the Stanford Nike Invitational Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 victory versus the host Cardinal inside Smith Family Stadium.

The Mustangs (7-7) grabbed the game's only lead in the top of the first inning as a two-out throwing error by Stanford second baseman Lauren Wegner following a single by Cal Poly sophomore first baseman Hailey Martin allowed senior third baseman Stephanie Heyward and freshman left fielder Noellah Ramos to score.

Stanford (9-7) earned a run back in the bottom of the first through catcher Montana Dixon's one-out, sacrifice fly. The Mustangs, however, went up 4-1 during the third as Kaiser followed Heyward's two-out walk with her team leading second homer of 2018 over the center field wall.

Following the first inning, Chalmers retired nine of the next 10 Stanford hitters faced. She conceded just three hits during the final three innings as the Cardinals notched their final run in the sixth.

Chalmers struck out three hitters against just one walk while Martin produced a team high two hits.

Cal Poly continues action at the March 2-4, Cal State Fullerton-hosted Judi Garman Classic. The Mustangs open tournament play on Friday, March 2 versus Loyola Marymount (10 a.m.) and Fresno State (3 p.m.).