Posted: Mar 12, 2013 10:17 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Mar 12, 2013 10:42 PM
Freshman Brian Mundell clubbed a walk-off home run over the left field wall in tenth inning to complete a thrilling come-from-behing 6-5 win for the Cal Poly baseball team over San Jose State at Baggett Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Mustangs trailed 5-1 in the fifth inning, before forcing extra innings. The 20th ranked Mustangs, who were opening a five game homestand, improved to 14-2 on the season. San Jose State dropped to 4-12.
Jordan Ellis was one of four Mustangs with two hits in the game. Ellis added 3 RBI, while Jimmy Allen drove in two runs.Cal Poly was out-hit 14 to 11 by the Spartans. Ellis, Peter Van Gansen, Nick Torres and David Armendariz had 2 hits apiece for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly led 1-0 on a RBI triple by Ellis in the bottom of the fourth inning that scored Torres . The Spartans tagged Cal Poly starter Kyle Brueggemann for five runs in the fifth inning, all of which came with two outs. He left the game after going 4 2/3 innings, allowing 9 hits, 5 earned runs, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.
Cal Poly trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning when Ellis drove in Mundell, who had walked, on a ground ball to make it a 5-2 game. It stayed that way until Allen singled to center field in the seventh to score Van Gansen and Denver Chavez to make it a 5-4 game.
The Mustangs tied it in the bottom of the eighth on a run-scoring single to right field by Ellis that scored Armendariz, who had singled and advanced to third on two wild pitches.
Reed Reilly earned the with with 2 shutout innings of relief. Reilly, Taylor Chris and Santa Barbara native Danny Zandona combined for 5 1/3 innings of shutout work out of the bullpen.
Cal Poly contines its homestand on Thursday when it opens a three game series against 17th ranked Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish lost at UCSB on Tuesday 7-2. Thursday and Friday's games start at 6 pm, while Saturday's series finale is at 12 pm.
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