By Jonathan Aviles
The Broncos baseball team traveled up north to face off with the
San Francisco State Gators in a four game series.
The weekend matchup in San Francisco called for doubleheaders on
back-to-back days. Despite the compressed schedule, the Broncos
took the first game of the series 7-4.
However, they could not secure a day sweep and lost the second
On Saturday, Cal Poly outlasted the Gators in an absolute brawl
with the final score coming in at 16-15. But like Friday’s games,
the Broncos could not finish what they had begun and lost the last
game of the weekend series 3-2.
After splitting the weekend series, the Broncos stand at 21-17
overall and 14-14 in the CCAA with eight games left to play in the
Before the Broncos rolled into San Francisco, they were riding a
three-game winning streak and pushed it to four straight with the
first game victory.
Freshman right-hander Geoff Broussard registered a victory,
surrendering four runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched. He also issued
three walks to go with seven hits.
On the offensive, junior third baseman Richard McDowell provided
three RBI while going 3 for 4 in the sixth spot of the batting
Just several hours later, McDowell responded with a two-run
single to help push the Broncos lead to 5-2 in the second game of
However, the Broncos’ strong pitching could not keep the lead.
The Gators exploded for five runs in both the third and fifth
It was a game to forget for Broncos freshman starter Kevin
Bosson, who gave up seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
In the second day of the series, the Broncos laid claim to the
first game with a win.
Although the Broncos had five players register an RBI, sophomore
right fielder Joe Villa provided almost one-third of the offense
with five RBI of his own.
Villa went 4 for 6 and scored two runs. Senior catcher Chris
Brehm also contributed big with four RBI while going 3 for 5.
Brehm’s highlight of the game was when he hit a three-run double to
secure a Bronco lead in the seventh.
The second game of the day and final game of the series ended
when junior right-hander Brad Wilson walked in the winning run to
give the Gators a 3-2 victory.
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Broncos split SF State series
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