Broncos split SF State series

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
game 14-6.

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
season.

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
order.

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
the day.

However, the Broncos’ strong pitching could not keep the lead.
The Gators exploded for five runs in both the third and fifth
innings.

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.

Reach Jonathan Aviles at
sports@thepolypost.com

Broncos split SF State series

James Choy/Poly Post

Broncos split SF State series

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