By Anthony Carrillo
Cal Poly Pomona faced Cal State Dominguez Hills in a double-header this Saturday and took the first game with a score of 7-4.
The Broncos were behind early in the game, but with two runs in response, they took the lead and never looked back.
Prior to Saturday’s double-header, the Broncos played two games at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Thursday and Friday.
CPP won Thursday’s game with a score of 16-4, followed by another win on Friday with a final score of 8-3.
Junior pitcher Kyle Dohy took the mound at the start of Saturday’s first game and rung up three batters.
Dohy surrendered only four hits in six full innings.
Senior infielder Jason Padlo earned a couple of hits and an RBI and looked to be finding his swing after coming back from a knee injury.
Sophomore Nic Hernandez went 2-4 and got a pair of RBIs against Dominguez Hills.
This lineup proved difficult for the opposing pitchers to face as the team batting average was just under 400 and four different batters stretched their hits to second base.
With this win, the Broncos extend their winning streak to three games.
The Broncos carried their momentum into the second game of the double header and extend their winning streak to four games as they swept the visiting Toros with a score of 5-4.
It was a tough homecoming for the Broncos as they were pushed to extra innings.
Fortunately, the bats of CPP can’t seem to be cooled off as they put together 12 hits over the eight innings.
Senior pitcher Henry Omana put together a great outing as he gave up only one run and struck out nine batters.
Getting credited with the win, however, was junior pitcher Peter Beattie who threw the remaining two innings.
The bats of juniors Kyle Candalla and Jacob Bernardy were huge this game as they both hit for 500 and combined for two RBIs.
Even with the hits coming, the Broncos found themselves with the score knotted up and entering extra innings.
In the bottom of the eighth with two outs, Candalla hit a triple and set the scene for Hernandez to be the hero.
Hernandez proved the moment was not too big for him as he hit a single, winning the game in walk-off fashion.
These wins pushed the Broncos to a winning record of 8-7 and a California Collegiate Athletic Association record of 4-0.
CPP will compete in the next four-game series against Cal State San Bernardino.
Courtesy of Bronco Athletics
Freshman pitcher Jeremy Taylor pitched five innings with only two runs
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