2016 Cal Poly Softball Headlines

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    March 25, 2017
    Hyland Sets Big West Strikeout Record as No. 25 Cal Poly Splits Pair Senior righthander Sierra Hyland (above) set a new Big West Conference career strikeout record and finished with 13 total strikeouts against CSU Bakersfield as the 25th-ranked Cal Poly softball program opened a Saturday doubleheader at Bob Janssen Field with a 3-0 victory against the Roadrunners. Cal Poly, however, saw a nine-game winning streak snapped in game No. 2 as CSU Bakersfield scored seven times in the top of the first inning en route to an 11-8 decision.
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    March 22, 2017
    No. 25 Cal Poly Completes Big West Prep Saturday versus CSU Bakersfield Winners of eight straight games, 17 of its last 18 and ranked for the first time in eight seasons, the No. 25 Cal Poly softball program completes preparations for its 21-game Big West Conference schedule with a 1 p.m. home doubleheader versus CSU Bakersfield on Saturday, March 25.
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    March 21, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Earns First National Ranking in Eight Years Backed by an eight-game winning streak and having prevailed in 17 of its last 18 matchups, the Cal Poly softball program earned its first national ranking in eight seasons on Tuesday morning.
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    March 21, 2017
    Hyland Named Both USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the Week Following a five-game pitching performance where she posted a 4-0 record, a 0.95 ERA, struck out 40 hitters in 29.1 innings and matched the Big West Conference record for career strikeouts, Cal Poly softball senior righthander Sierra Hyland was named both the USA Softball Collegiate National Co-Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Co-Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.
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    March 20, 2017
    Hyland Matches Big West Record with 15th Pitcher of the Week Honor Following a five-game stretch where she equalized the Big West career record for strikeouts, posted a 4-0 record, a 0.95 ERA and struck out 40 hitters in 29.1 innings, Cal Poly softball senior righthander Sierra Hyland was named Big West Pitcher of the Week on Monday for a 15th time during her career.
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    March 19, 2017
    Hyland Ties Big West Career Strikeout Record in Doubleheader Sweep Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 combined hitters during the Cal Poly softball program's Sunday doubleheader sweep to match the all-time Big West Conference career strikeout record as the Mustangs closed the Loyola Marymount Tournament and pushed their winning streak to eight straight games by defeating Sacramento State (7-2) and Dartmouth (2-1).
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    March 18, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Tops No. 9 Oklahoma for Second Straight Day, 3-1 Sophomore right fielder Crimson Kaiser homered and senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out five hitters as the Cal Poly softball program – for the second successive day – handed defending Women's College World Series champion and No. 9 Oklahoma a 3-1 defeat at the Loyola Marymount Tournament.
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    March 17, 2017
    Cal Poly Tosses Pair of One-Hitters versus No. 9 Oklahoma, Dartmouth Senior righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game, one-hitter with nine strikeouts and the Cal Poly softball program scored three times in the fifth inning to open the Loyola Marymount Tournament on Friday morning with a 3-1 triumph versus No. 9 Oklahoma. Cal Poly completed the Friday sweep in game No. 2 as junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers (above) and freshman righthander Steffi Best combined to toss a complete-game, one-hitter with seven total strikeouts in an 11-0, five-inning victory versus Dartmouth.
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    March 15, 2017
    Hyland, Chalmers Pitch Cal Poly Softball to Doubleheader Sweep Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 16 Northern Colorado hitters in eight innings Wednesday afternoon and became the Cal Poly softball program’s all-time leader with her 86th career complete game as the Mustangs opened a doubleheader with a 2-1 victory.
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    March 14, 2017
    Cal Poly Hosts Wednesday Doubleheader, Heads to LMU Tournament Winners of 10 of its last 11 games, the Cal Poly softball program hosts Northern Colorado in a Wednesday, March 15 doubleheader before playing five games – including two versus No. 9 Oklahoma – at the March 17-19 Loyola Marymount Tournament. First pitch time for Wednesday's doubleheader versus Northern Colorado is 2 p.m.
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    March 13, 2017
    Hyland Earns Conference Record 16th Big West Weekly Honor Following a four-appearance stretch in which she set new Cal Poly softball program records for career victories and strikeouts, Mustang senior righthander Sierra Hyland earned 14th career Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week honor on Monday.
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    March 12, 2017
    Hyland Sets New Cal Poly Strikeout Record as Mustangs Top Stanford Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out eight Stanford hitters Sunday morning to become the Cal Poly softball program's new all-time leader and the Mustangs pushed a run across in the top of the seventh inning to edge the host Cardinal and close the Stanford Easton Classic with a 1-0 win.
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    March 11, 2017
    Hyland Matches Strikeout Record, but Cal Poly Splits Doubleheader Senior righthander Sierra Hyland produced nine total strikeouts during two appearances Saturday to match the Cal Poly softball program record of 798 career strikeouts, but the Mustangs – after easing past UConn 3-0 in the doubleheader opener – saw a nine-game winning streak snapped by Grand Canyon in game No. 2, 5-4.
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    March 10, 2017
    Hyland Sets Cal Poly Wins Record as Mustangs Sweep Doubleheader In becoming the Cal Poly softball program's all-time leader with her 65th career victory, senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 14 Grand Canyon hitters in a complete-game, two-hit shutout as the Mustangs opened the Stanford Easton Classic with a 1-0 triumph versus Grand Canyon. Cal Poly then completed the Friday sweep as junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out five in a 2-0 victory versus Lehigh.
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    March 08, 2017
    Cal Poly Puts Win Streak on Line at Stanford Easton Classic Enjoying a six-game winning streak, the Cal Poly softball program continues its pre-Big West Conference tournament stretch with five games at the March 10-12 Stanford Easton Classic. The Mustangs (12-6), whose 12 victories are the most of any Big West program, open Stanford Easton Classic play on Friday, March 10 versus first-time opponents Grand Canyon (20-2) at 2 p.m. and Lehigh (4-6) at 4:15 p.m.
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    March 07, 2017
    Hyland Ties Big West Record with 15th Player of the Week Award After setting a new Mustang softball program record for appearances and matching the program record for career victories last weekend, Cal Poly senior righthander Sierra Hyland earned her 13th career Big West Pitcher of the Week honor late Monday.
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    March 05, 2017
    Sunday Schedule at ShareSLO Mustang Classic Washed Out Due to overnight rain on the central coast, both Sunday games at the Cal Poly softball program’s ShareSLO Mustang Classic tournament were cancelled. Neither game – Sacred Heart versus Middle Tennessee State and Saint Mary’s at Cal Poly – will be rescheduled.
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    March 04, 2017
    Hyland Matches Career Wins Record as Cal Poly Sweeps Doubleheader Senior left fielder Courtney Tyler produced three RBI and freshman righthander Steffi Best tossed three innings of relief to earn her first collegiate victory as the Cal Poly softball team opened Saturday's doubleheader at the program's ShareSLO Mustang Classic with an 11-0, five-inning victory against Sacred Heart. Cal Poly then completed the sweep with a 2-1, eight-inning evening win against Middle Tennessee State as senior righthander Sierra Hyland tied the Mustang program record with her 64th career victory.
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    March 03, 2017
    Hyland, Chalmers Allow Zero Runs as Cal Poly Sweeps Friday Pair Righthander Sierra Hyland became the Cal Poly softball program’s career pitching appearances leader with her 127th game in the circle Friday afternoon and the senior struck out 10 Middle Tennessee State hitters in a one-hit effort as the Mustangs opened their 18-game home schedule at Bob Janssen Field and the 2017 ShareSLO Mustang Classic with a 3-0 victory.
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    March 01, 2017
    Cal Poly Opens 18-Game Home Schedule with March 3-5 Mustang Classic The Cal Poly softball program begins its 18-game home schedule at Bob Janssen Field when hosting the March 3-5 ShareSLO Mustang Classic. Cal Poly (8-6), whose win total ranks as the highest of any Big West Conference program, opens Mustang Classic action on Friday, March 3 versus first-time opponents Middle Tennessee State (8-5) at 3 p.m. and Sacred Heart (3-1) at 5:30 p.m.
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    February 26, 2017
    Mustangs Close Bulldog Classic with 2-0 Win versus Fresno State Junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout and seventh-inning solo homers from sophomores Megan Nordin and Crimson Kaiser accounted for the difference Sunday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program closed the Fresno State-hosted Bulldog Classic with a 2-0 win versus the hosts at Margie Wright Diamond.
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    February 25, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Splits Saturday Doubleheader at Bulldog Classic The Cal Poly softball team overcame a five-run fifth inning from Idaho State by scoring three times in the sixth to slide past the Bengals during the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at the Fresno State-hosted Bulldog Classic, 7-5. During Saturday's opening game versus No. 16 Minnesota, however, Mustang senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out four hitters without a walk, but the 12th-ranked Golden Gophers pushed across two runs in the top of the eighth inning to edge the Mustangs, 3-1.
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    February 24, 2017
    Chalmers Strikes Out Career High Nine, but Cal Poly Falls 1-0 Junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out a career high nine Idaho State hitters without a walk in a complete-game, two-hitter, but a fifth-inning error helped undo the Cal Poly softball program Friday afternoon as the Mustangs dropped a 1-0 decision at the Fresno State-hosted Bulldog Classic.
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    February 23, 2017
    Hyland Strikes Out 11, but Cal Poly Edged in Eight Innings at Fresno State Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 11 Fresno State batters without a walk Thursday evening, but the Bulldogs pushed across two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Mustangs opened the Bulldog Classic with a 3-2, eight-inning loss at Margie Wright Diamond.
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    February 22, 2017
    Cal Poly Faces No. 12 Minnesota, Fresno State, Idaho State at Bulldog Classic One week out from its first home games of 2017, the Cal Poly softball program continues its five-tournament, pre-Big West Conference schedule at the Feb. 23-26 Fresno State-hosted Bulldog Classic. Cal Poly (6-3) opens tournament action versus Fresno State (6-4) on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
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    February 20, 2017
    Hyland Earns 14th Career Big West Conference Weekly Honor After hitting safely in all four of the Cal Poly softball program's games at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (Cathedral City, Calif.) and leading the Mustangs with a .538 (7-for-13) batting average and six RBI, senior righthander and designated player Sierra Hyland was named Big West Conference Player of the Week for the second time in her career on Monday afternoon.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cal Poly Closes Collegiate Classic with Doubleheader Sweep Senior righthander Sierra Hyland matched her career high by striking out 15 Liberty hitters in a complete-game, four-hitter as the Cal Poly softball program began a Sunday doubleheader at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 9-2 triumph versus the Flames. Cal Poly completed the two-game sweep in the afternoon as the Mustangs scored in every inning en route to an 11-3, five-inning win versus Utah Valley.
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    February 18, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Loses One Game to Rain; Doubleheader Sunday Due to inclement weather, the Cal Poly softball program's Saturday doubleheader at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic – scheduled for 2:30 p.m. versus Utah Valley and 8 p.m. against San Diego – has been cancelled.
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    February 17, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Edged in Friday Opener by Central Florida, 2-1 Reigning USA Softball National Player of the Week honoree and senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out seven UCLA hitters Friday afternoon, but the sixth-ranked Bruins scratched out two runs in the third inning to slide past the Cal Poly softball program at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, 3-1. Despite a nine-strikeout performance from junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers during Friday's opening game, Cal Poly also fell to Central Florida in nine innings, 2-1.
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    February 16, 2017
    Former Mustang Softball Player Shirley Tuttle Passes Away Shirley Tuttle, an infielder for the Cal Poly softball program during the 1986 and 1987 seasons, passed away on Jan. 10 in San Diego at the age of 52.
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    February 15, 2017
    Cal Poly Opens Play in Cathedral City Versus Central Florida, No. 6 UCLA The Cal Poly softball program's five-tournament, pre-Big West Conference schedule continues at the Feb. 17-19 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic inside the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Cathedral City, Calif. Cal Poly's five-game stretch begins on Friday, Feb. 17 versus Central Florida (2-3) at 3 p.m. and No. 6 UCLA (5-0) at 5:30 p.m.
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    February 14, 2017
    Hyland Named USA Softball National Player of the Week for Second Time Having begun her senior season by tossing a pair of no-hitters – including a perfect game versus Creighton (Feb. 11) – winning three times and compiling a 0.91 ERA in 23.0 innings at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic, righthander Sierra Hyland was named USA Softball National Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon for a second time during her career.
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    February 13, 2017
    Hyland Earns 12th Career Big West Pitcher of the Week Honor After opening her senior season by tossing a pair of no-hitters – including a perfect game versus Creighton (Feb. 11) – winning three times and compiling a 0.91 ERA in 23.0 innings at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic, righthander Sierra Hyland was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week for a 12th time Monday afternoon.
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    February 12, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Edged by No. 9 Oregon in Kajikawa Classic Finale Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out five Oregon hitters Sunday, but a two-run third inning from the ninth-ranked Ducks was enough to send the Cal Poly softball program to its first defeat of 2017 as the Mustangs closed play at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic with a 3-1 defeat.
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    February 11, 2017
    Hyland Perfect Game Highlights Saturday Doubleheader Sweep Two starts, two no-hitters – this time a perfect game – and two nine-strikeout games for Sierra Hyland as the Cal Poly softball team's senior righthander helped the Mustangs open Saturday action at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic with an 8-0, five-inning victory versus Creighton. Hyland then earned the victory in Saturday's second game, tossing the final two innings with five strikeouts in a 2-1 triumph against Western Michigan.
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    February 10, 2017
    Cal Poly Opens 2017 with Two Wins as Hyland Tosses No-Hitter Keyed by senior righthander Sierra Hyland's fourth career no-hitter during a 2-1 victory against Purdue, the Cal Poly softball program opened the 2017 season Friday morning at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic with a pair of victories. The Mustangs also topped San Diego 8-6 in Friday's second game.
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    February 09, 2017
    Vecchione Selected to USA Softball Coaching Pool for 2017-19 Term Gina Vecchione retained her position as a member of the USA Softball coaching staff following the Wednesday announcement that Cal Poly's fifth-year associate head coach was one of 22 coaches selected to the 2017-2019 USA Softball Women's National Team coaching pool.
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    February 07, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Begins 2017 at Arizona State’s Kajikawa Classic The Cal Poly softball program begins its 55-game, 2017 regular season schedule with a five-game, Feb. 10-12 set at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic. Cal Poly (27-23 last year), which returns three All-Big West Conference selections, eight starters and 15 letterwinners from a 2016 squad that closed last season by winning seven of its last 10 games, opens Kajikawa Classic action on Friday, Feb. 10 versus Purdue (27-28) at 9 a.m. PT and San Diego (22-29) at 12 noon.
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    February 01, 2017
    Cal Poly Softball Team Selected Fourth in Big West Coaches Poll Returning seven starters and three All-Big West Conference selections from a year ago, the Cal Poly softball program was selected for a fourth-place finish in the Big West standings this season following the Wednesday morning release of the preseason coaches poll.
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    February 01, 2017
    Hyland Begins Year on USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List Cal Poly softball senior Sierra Hyland became the first Mustang in seven years to earn a spot on USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award Watch List as the righthanded pitcher was one of 50 athletes selected to the opening pool of candidates.
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