The Cal Poly Pomona baseball and Cal State San Bernardino softball teams both had a tough day in their respective tournament on the campus of UC San Diego.
The Coyotes lost to the host Tritons 3-1 in the first game of the best-of-five Super Regional series. All three San Diego runs were unearned wit two Coyote errors figuring prominently.
Cal State’s lone run came on a home run by Stefanie Pace.
The Coyotes hit some balls hard off San Diego pitcher Camille Gaito. In fact Gaito took a shot off the wrist and a shot off the thigh. It will be interesting to see how she comes back today.She is expected to pitch Game 2 while the Coyotes will go with Cassidy Lee, who did an admirable job on Friday.
The teams play at noon Saturday, then again at 4 if they were to forcea decisive game.
The news wasn’t much better for the Broncos, who fell 10-2 to Sonoma State in NCAA Division II West Region play. Just not good night all around. They managed just four hits. Starter Kevin Bosson had a tough nigh, giving up nine runs and committing an error that compounded the problem..
Cal Poly trailed 6-0 before it got on the scoreboard.
Coach Randy Betten said Geoff Broussard will likely start a 1 p.m. game against UC San Diego. The Broncos need to win to force a 6 p.m. game the same night.