Cal Poly Pomona
POMONA – The Cal Poly Pomona baseball took a 2-1 series lead over Cal State Monterey Bay after splitting Saturday’s doubleheader, losing game one 6-2 before winning the second game 4-2 at Scolinos Field. THE BASICS:Final Game One: Cal State Monterey Bay 6, Cal Poly Pomona 2Final Game Two: Cal State Monterey Bay 2, Cal Poly Pomona 4Records: CSUMB (27-10, 21-10 CCAA), CPP (20-17, 17-14 CCAA)Location: Scolinos Field l Pomona, CA GAME ONE:GAME SUMMARY:
A pitcher’s duel for a majority of the game, the Otters broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning scoring one run with an RBI single up the middle of the field.
Monterey Bay doubled their lead in the sixth, hitting a single to left field to up 2-0 on the Broncos.
CPP tallied their first run in the bottom of the sixth as Nic Hernandez grounded out to to the pitcher, scoring Jacob Bernardy from third base.
CSUMB sealed the win in game of the doubleheader, scoring four runs in the top of the ninth inning, starting with a sacrifice fly to left field before three straight singles.
Hernandez earned one run back in the bottom of the inning, hitting a solo home run to straight center field but it wouldn’t be enough.
Dylan Francis (3-3) takes the loss for the Broncos after a solid outing, pitching eight innings with two runs off of eight hits with five strikeouts.
Hernandez finished with two RBIs off of one hit with one run scored to lead CPP at the plate.
GAME TWO:GAME SUMMARY:
The Broncos jumped ahead early in game two, scoring two runs in the first inning, one coming off a balk while the other coming off a single by Drew Cowley to score Hernandez.
Monterey Bay came back to tie the game in the fifth inning, scoring one run off a CPP …