Cal Poly baseball falls to Nevada 3-1 in opening series

Cal Poly Baseball begins season
Posted at 9:51 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 00:52:04-05

Cal Poly baseball is back in action after the longest off-season ever.

It's been 351 days since the Mustangs last game of the 2020 season, which was against Baylor on March 8. Coach Lee said that his team was extremely ready for this season after months of training and practicing together during their time off.

The Mustangs came ready to play Friday evening in their home opener against the Wolf Pack. Freshman Drew Thorpe was on the hill for Cal Poly, he struck out seven and walked two on 96 pitches. Dylan Villalobos secured the Mustang win with the final four outs with two strikeouts.

Saturday Cal Poly fell in a pitching duel to Nevada in a 2-1 loss. Sunday the Mustangs took the Wolf Pack to extra innings by tying the game 8-8 in the 9th. Nevada scored three runs in the 10th to secure the victory.

Monday the Mustangs played the final game of the four game series against Nevada at Baggett Stadium. On the hill for Cal Poly to start the game was sophomore right-hander Bryan Woo who surrendered eight runs and eight hits over 3 and 2/3 innings.

But offensively, Cal Poly fans have a lot to look forward to. Myles Emmerson is back this season and produced his fourth career four-game hit with two doubles, a pair of singles and three runs in Monday's loss to Nevada. The Mustangs had a series-high of 14 hits.

Next up Cal Poly will play in Los Angeles against USC in a three-game series. Fridays match-up against USC is at 5p.m.