May 3, 2014
Long Beach, Calif. - Cal Poly's star pitcher Sierra Hyland held Long Beach State off the board in game one, and then came on to stop a late rally in game two as the 49ers dropped a pair of games to the Mustangs on Saturday.
Cya Neal had a pair of hits for Long Beach State in the opening game, but the offense was held in check otherwise by Hyland, who finished with eight strikeouts in a complete game shutout. Erin Jones-Wesley matched Hyland most of the way, as the Mustangs scratched one run across in the second, and the score held 1-0 through six innings.
In the seventh inning, a leadoff single by Ashley Romano started off a rally for the Mustangs. A sacrifice fly brought home that runner, and then an error from center fielder Leilani Tupua-Tautalatasi allowed two more runs to come home, too deep of a gap to rally from in the opener.
Carrying the momentum into game two, Cal Poly struck first with a pair of runs in the second inning, rallying with two outs after a great double play from Hannah De Gaetano on RBI singles from Romano and Jillian Andersen.
Single runs in the third and fifth inning extended the Mustang lead, but Long Beach State pulled back into the contest with a rally in the sixth against starter Chloe Wurst. Darian Tautalafua hit a leadoff single which was followed by back-to-back hits from Karli Sandoval and Ashlynn Booker. A sacrifice fly and a single from De Gaetano scored two runs and cut the Cal Poly lead in half.
In the bottom of the seventh however, the Mustangs turned back to Hyland in a save situation, and the freshman retired the side in order to earn the save and trip up The Beach.
Long Beach State will close out the series with Cal Poly Sunday at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, Long Beach State will recognize their seven seniors.
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