SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Despite being held to just five hits, Cal Poly took advantage of 13 walks issued by a trio of Michigan pitchers and the Mustangs went on to beat the No. 19 Wolverines 5-1 in a non-conference baseball game Saturday afternoon before 1,355 in Baggett Stadium.
Michigan starter Brett Adcock, 10-4 a year ago en route to a spot on the All-Big 10 Conference third team, walked six of Cal Poly's first 10 batters and finished with nine walks over 3 1/3 innings. Relievers Jayce Vancena and William Tribucher each issued a pair of walks.
The decision left both teams with 5-1 records.
Later on Saturday night, No. 14 UCLA (3-3) parlayed 18 hits, seven walks and four Cal Poly (5-2) errors into a 19-0 shutout, clinching its three-game series against the Mustangs.
Against Michigan, first baseman Brett Barbier and designated hitter John Schuknecht both drove in a pair of runs for Cal Poly. Barbier collected his on a run-scoring single in the fourth inning and a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the sixth while Schuknecht broke the game open with a two-run single up the middle in the sixth.
Cal Poly's first run came courtesy of a bases-loaded walk issued to second baseman Kyle Marinconz in the first inning.
Freshman right-hander Cam Schneider (1-0) (pictured above) earned his first collegiate win, tossing five shutout innings and allowing three runs with three walks and four strikeouts.
Freshman southpaw Justin Bruihl collected his first collegiate save with four innings of work, allowing an unearned run in the ninth. He walked two and struck out three.
Lone extra-base hit of the game was a one-out double by Michigan right fielder Johnny Slater in the ninth.
Cal Poly committed four errors, but only one hurt when Michigan broke up the Mustangs' bid for a shutout with an unearned run in the ninth.
Against UCLA, Coach Larry Lee's Mustangs mustered just five hits again, but couldn't keep the Bruins from scoring -- three in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and seventh, five in the eighth and three more in the ninth.
Griffin Canning (1-0) pitched seven scoreless innings for the win, scattering four hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. Moises Ceja tossed two scoreless frames in relief.
Mustang starter Slater Lee (1-1) was roughed up for eight runs and eight hits over four innings, one week after earning a 6-3 win over Pacific.
Cal Poly's five hits included two singles by Barbier.
UCLA third baseman Scott Jarvis, playing just his second game of the year after Luke Persico was scratched from the lineup with an apparent shoulder injury, produced a perfect 5-for-5 day at the plate, all singles. He knocked in three runs and scored four times.
Second baseman Brett Urabe and right fielder Eric Filia each added three hits for the Bruins, Urabe driving in four runs and Filia scoring four times.
The loss was Cal Poly's worst at home since Baggett Stadium opened in 2001.
Final game of the series will be played Sunday at 1 o'clock with sophomore right-hander Erich Uelmen (1-0) on the mound for Cal Poly.
Cal Poly Upsets No. 19 Michigan 5-1, Falls to No. 14 UCLA 19-0
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