Baseball season comes to an end

By Jonathan Aviles

The baseball team wrapped up its season with a four-game series
against UC San Diego.

The Broncos lost the series to the Tritons, who were No. 5 in
the nation going into the series.

Bronco baseball finishes its season with a 26-23 overall record
and 16-18 CCAA record.

Cal Poly did break the Tritons three-game winning streak with a
win on Thursday, but that would be the only game of the series in
which the Broncos came out on top.

The Broncos won one game 3-1 and lost one at home, 19-5. They
preceded to lose both games of the doubleheader, 7-3 and 11-9.

Even though they remain above .500, the Broncos did not make it
to the playoffs and look to the offseason to improve.

Before the Broncos last home game against the Tritons, seniors
Frank Klopp, Chris Brehm, Ryan Screnar, Brandon Mozley, Jeff
Ringholm and Mike Evola were congratulated for their contributions
to the Broncos.

“We’re going to miss Brehm’s leadership for sure,” said Head
Coach Mike Ashman.

In preparation of losing six seniors, Ashman and his staff have
already begun to sign players for next year’s team.

“We have already signed two catchers. We will going after
another [catcher] because we’ll put one in the outfield,” said
Ashman. “We’re also looking to sign one or two pitchers.”

Even with the signed players, the Broncos look to return most of
the contributors from this years team.

“We’re looking for Richard [McDowell], Marcus [Makia] and Erik
[Riedel] to lead next year’s team,” said Ashman. “We have a good
core coming back.”

Also coming back is freshman sensation Jenzen Torres. Torres was
recently named to the All-CCAA second team. He was the only
freshman to be given the honor this year.

“Jenzen is a special hitter,” said Ashman. “Pitchers started
pitching him a little harder when they figured out he had some
power but he made his adjustments.”

He’s a special player, especially with his ability to catch,
play the corners and some outfield.”

The Broncos also boast a young pitching staff with freshmen
Geoff Broussard, Kevin Bossan and Casey McCarthy returning.

Junior Brad Wilson was also a reliable arm coming out of the
bullpen.

The Broncos look to build on this past season.

“Progress is main and we’re looking to get better,” said
Ashman.

Christa Collins also contributed to this article.

Reach Jonathan Aviles at sports@thepolypost.com

Baseball season comes to an end

James Choy/Poly Post

Baseball season comes to an end

Baseball season comes to an end

James Choy/Poly Post

Baseball season comes to an end

Baseball season comes to an end

James Choy/Poly Post

Baseball season comes to an end

Baseball season comes to an end

Broncos? junior shortstop Erik Riedel fields a throw from senior catcher Chris Brehm in an attempt to throw out Tritons? senior second baseman Garrett Imeson. Imeson was called safe and the Tritons went on to beat Cal Poly, 19-5. The No. 5 ranked UC San Diego Tritons won three games in the four-game series.

Baseball season comes to an end

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