March 12, 2004
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Mustang right-hander Jimmy Shull completely shutdown the Gaucho offense as No. 37 Cal Poly beat UC Santa Barbara 8-2 in game two of this weekend's three game series Friday night at Bagget Stadium. Shull limited UCSB to just three hits, all of which came in the second inning, while striking out six in his season-high eight innings of work.
UCSB falls to 11-9 in the loss while the Mustangs improve to 18-8-1.
The Gauchos got their only offensive production in the second when sophomore center fielder Matt Emerick roped a triple to right-center field to score right fielder Matt Wilkerson and catcher Taylor Vogt. Wilkerson and Vogt had each reached on singles earlier in the inning. UCSB would only see three more baserunners the rest of the game courtesy of two walks and a hit by pitch.
Sophomore right-hander Steve Morlock (2-4) suffered the defeat, tossing five innings and allowing five runs (two earned) on six hits.
Cal Poly capitalized on three unearned runs off of three Gaucho errors. The Mustangs also knocked out a school record four sacrifice flies in the victory. Left-fielder Brandon Roberts went 3-for-5 with an RBI and shortstop Josh Mayo finished 2-for-4 with two RBI for Cal Poly.
The schools will meet again Sunday in the rubber match of the series at 1 p.m. back at UCSB's Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.