SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Senior Mike Miranda threw his third
complete game of the season to lead Sacramento State to a 6-2 win
over Cal Poly Sunday afternoon at Baggett Stadium.
The win improved the Hornets to 19-28 overall and 3-9 in the Big West
Conference. It also snapped the team's four-game losing streak and
prevented a three-game sweep by Cal Poly. The Mustangs dropped to
28-17 overall and 6-3 in league games.
Cal Poly jumped to an early lead behind a solo home run by Kevin
Tillman in the first inning. The Mustangs added to their advantage in
the fourth on a pair of doubles by Kyle Wilson and Keith Anderson to
Sacramento State answered in its next at-bat. Tim Maghan opened the
inning with a single and moved to second on an infield single by Tito
Barba. Aurelio Jackson then singled to right scoring Maghan. Freshman
Bobby Ciani followed with a single to load the bases and Carlos
Morales added a single to left to tie the score. Cal Poly was able to
end the rally when Daryl Grant hit into a 1-2-3 double play.
The Hornets took the lead in the seventh inning. Jackson opened the
inning with a single to left. After a pitching change, Ciani single
to right. Another pitching change brought Kevin Correia into the game
and Morales welcomed him by hitting a three-run home run over the
left field fence to give the team a 5-2 lead. Sacramento State tacked
on another run in the ninth when Morales scored from third on a balk.
Miranda improved to 7-4 with the win. The Stockton, Calif., native
scattered seven hits and struck out four with only two walks.
Sacramento State returns home to host Hawai'i on Tuesday. The game is
a makeup from Feb. 21 contest which was rained out. The team will
then move to Raley Field to play No. 3 Stanford on Wednesday at 6:30
|Cal Poly (28-17, 6-3)||000 020 301||-||6||12||0|
|Sacramento State (19-28, 3-9)||100 100 000||-||2||7||1|
WP - Mike Miranda (7-4)
LP - Jason Blasdell (4-4)
Mike Miranda and Joe Evans; Jason Blasdell, Josh Morton (7), Kevin
Correia (7), Brett Larson (9) and Keith Anderson.
TOP HITTERS: SAC - Carlos Morales 3x5, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, Bobby Ciani
3x5, Aurelio Jackson 2x3, Tim Maghan 2B; CP - Kyle Wilson 3x4, 3B,
2B, Kevin Tillman HR.