Cal Poly Suffers Third Shutout of Year in 5-0 Loss to San Diego State

Cal Poly Suffers Third Shutout of Year in 5-0 Loss to San Diego State

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For the second straight week, Cal Poly junior right-hander Erich Uelmen received no run support.

Three San Diego State pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout as the Aztecs handed the Mustangs their third shutout of the 2017 season, 5-0, Friday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Second baseman Kyle Marinconz (pictured above) and center fielder Alex McKenna both singled twice as Cal Poly stranded 10 runners on the basepaths and fell to 2-7 on the year.

San Diego State improved to 6-4.

Uelmen (1-2) allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits over six innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Last week at Pacific, Uelmen suffered the loss in a 2-0 shutout.

Cal Poly had one look at the game offensively, loading the bases with two outs in the seventh inning and bringing the game-tying run to the plate trailing 4-0, but a strikeout ended the threat.

The Mustangs also had three baserunners in the fourth, but one of them was picked off first base.

Winning pitcher Brett Seeburger (2-0) struck out four, walked four and scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

San Diego scored a run in the first, three in the fourth and one more in the seventh.

The Aztecs produced nine hits, including two each by second baseman Alan Trejo and first baseman Jordan Verdon. All 15 hits in the game were singles.

Second game of the three-game non-conference series will be played Saturday at 1 o'clock with junior right-hander Jarred Zill on the mound for Cal Poly.

Photo above of Kyle Marinconz courtesy of Jack Duffy