The Cal Poly Pomona baseball team came up short, losing to Sonoma State 8-5 at the NCAA Division II West Region title game at UC San Diego.
The Broncos (36-23) turned in a valiant effort, working their way out of the loser’s bracket but it wasn’t to be.
The Broncos had five players named to the All-Tournament team – pitcher Michael Parker, catcher Jenzen Torres, second baseman Allen Rodarte, outfielder TravisTaijeron and designated hitter Tyson Edwards.
When it comes down to the final game of a double-elimination event it’s all about whose pitching stands up. That happened to be Sonoma State (36-20) which ended the game with Kenny Arnerich on the mound.
Arnerich pitched a complete game shutout in the Seawolves first game against San Diego. He went the last two and two-third innings and got the win.
But Cal Poly Pomona baseball is back on the map after several years of mediocrity.