The Michigan Wolverines (5-4 record) fell to Cal Poly (4-7) on Saturday night by a score of 5-4 in ten innings, tying the weekend three-game series at one apiece for the two teams. Friday night’s game was a 4-3 decision in extra innings, which saw Michigan come out on top.
Steven Hajjar got the start on the mound for the Wolverines, but would only be out there for three innings after throwing 75 pitches. He gave up two runs (both earned) on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks in the game. Jacob Denner, Isaiah Page, Joe Pace and Jack White saw action for Michigan out of the bullpen.
A two-run home run from Cal Poly’s Nick Marinconz in the third inning gave the Mustangs a 2-0 lead, which they would take all the way into the seventh. In the top of that frame, the Wolverines would bust out of a slump with four runs on a Riley Bertram (2-for-4, 2 doubles) RBI double, a throwing error that would allow Bertram to score and then a two-RBI double from Clark Elliott.
Cal Poly was able to get a run back in the bottom of the seventh when Nick Cabrera stole home to get things closer at 4-3. A fielder’s choice RBI in the bottom of the ninth would tie it for the Mustangs and then Taison Corio delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th off of White, who took the loss.
Win: Kyle Scott (1-1): 3 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
Loss: Jack White (0-1): 1.1 IP, 2 H, R (ER), BB
The Wolverines and Mustangs will play the rubber match of the three-game set on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET. That game will stream live via the Big West’s website.
Full box scores available on MGoBlue.com.