Well the Cal Poly Pomona baseball team is still alive and kicking!
And this time the Broncos won in dramatic fashion at the NCAA Division II West Region Tournament at UC San Diego. Hours after fending off favored UC San Diego 6-5 the Broncos chalked up a 5-4 win over Sonoma State.
Cal Poly went up 4-0, only to have to Sonoma back to tie it at 4-all.
Sonoma loaded the bases in the eighth with one out and didn’t score.
Then it loaded the bases again in the eighth, this time with no outs and again didn’t score. When that happens it usually comes back to bite you. That is indeed what happened,
So then Cal Poly came up in the bottom of the ninth. The rally started with hits by Allen Rodarte and Jordan Whitman, A balk by Sonoma pitcher Ian Ocon put the runners at second and third, still with no out.
Then with a 1-2 count to Ryan Goodman, Ocon, still likely miffed by the balk, uncorked a wild pitch and Rodarte scored from third. Game over!
So now it’s Cal Poly and Sonoma at noon on Sunday, winner advances to the College World Series, The Broncos have the momentum now.
But it will likely be pitcher-by-committee.
I wouldn’t bet against the Broncos now.