March 20, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. - California freshman left-hander Justin Jones pitched a complete-game six-hitter and benefitted from a 24-hit offensive attack as the Golden Bears defeated Cal Poly, 14-2, Saturday night (March 20) in San Luis Obispo.
Cal sophomore right fielder Danny Oh and freshman third baseman Tony Renda each pounded out four hits as the Bears improved to 11-6 on the year and clinched the three-game series after winning, 11-9, Friday night. Cal ended up scoring all 14 runs in the last five innings.
Cal Poly is 6-11 on the season with a five-game losing streak, its longest in two years.
Jones (4-1) struck out nine, did not walk a batter and one of the runs he gave up was unearned as his earned-run average dipped to 2.92.
Cal Poly used four pitchers in the game. Starter Matt Leonard (0-4) pitched six effective innings, giving up three runs and nine hits with no walks and five strikeouts, his ERA falling to 6.59.
But three Mustang relievers combined to surrender 11 runs in the final three frames.
Renda drove in three runs with his four hits. Catcher Chadd Krist added three hits and three RBI while left fielder Chad Bunting, designated hitter Austin Booker and shortstop Marcus Semien each had three hits for the Golden Bears.
Of the 24 hits -- the most give up by Cal Poly since Cal State Fullerton produced 29 hits in 2003 -- five were doubles and three were triples. There were no home runs in the game
The Bears will next play the third game of the three-game series, Sunday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly: None.