April 29, 2006
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Cal Poly's designated hitter, Adam Buschini, singled with two outs in the 10th, driving in two runs to put the Mustangs out in front of New Mexico, 6-4. The Mustangs walked junior left fielder Jay Russell to start the bottom of the 10th but got two popups to second and a strikeout to hold on for the win.
Two singles in the third gave Cal Poly a 1-0 lead. Three more CPU singles in the fourth added two more runs, giving the Mustangs a 3-0 lead.
Junior designated hitter Chris Carlson gave New Mexico its first run with one out in the seventh, homering to left. Junior first baseman Daniel Stovall followed with a single and with two outs, sophomore third baseman Ian Hollick doubled down the left line, bringing Stovall home. Freshman right fielder Dane Hamilton followed with his first collegiate home run, giving the Lobos a 4-3 lead.
Cal Poly evened the game in the eighth off of two straight singles to start the inning.
Stovall led the Lobos going 2-for-5 with a run scored. Hamilton was 1-for-4 with a team-high two RBI. Third baseman Josh Lansford led Cal Poly, going 3-for-5 with a RBI. Second baseman Gilbert Gil and Buschini both went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
DJ Mauldin picked up the win, throwing a hitless inning with a strikeout. Rocky Roquet earned his eighth save of the season, also throwing a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Freshman Chad Itokazu (2-3) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks in 1.2 innings. Junior Danny Ray Herrera went 8 innings for 10 hits, four runs, four walks and three strikeouts.
The Lobos (27-17 overall) try to even the season series with No. 5 Oregon State tomorrow, sending senior righty Jesse Perez to the mound. The Beavers hold a 2-1 season-series lead.