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Cal Poly Earns Walk-Off 5-4 Victory Over New Mexico on 10th-Inning WP

Cal Poly Earns Walk-Off 5-4 Victory Over New Mexico on 10th-Inning WP


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly's first walk-off win of the 2018 baseball season came courtesy of a wild pitch.

Nick Meyer and Colby Barrick singled with one one in the 10th inning and Meyer scored on a wild pitch as the Mustangs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over New Mexico on a rainy Monday night inside Baggett Stadium.

Cal Poly improved to 7-10 with the win while New Mexico, a 3-1 winner in 10 innings over the Mustangs three weeks ago in Surprise, Arizona, fell to 6-9-1.

Cal Poly led all the way until the ninth inning when New Mexico scored on a wild pitch with two outs, tying the game at 4-4.

The Mustangs scored twice in the first inning on an RBI single by Kyle Marinconz and Tate Samuelson's groundout.

After the Lobos tallied a run in the top of the second, the Mustangs got the run back in the bottom of the second on Dylan Doherty's fielder's choice.

New Mexico again trimmed the deficit to one at 3-2 with a run in the fifth and Cal Poly once again rebuilt the advantage to 4-2 in the seventh on Bradlee Beesley's fourth single of the game, this one up the middle to score Alex McKenna.

The Lobos scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to force extra innings.

Beesley (pictured above), a .139 hitter nine games into the season, produced his third career four-hit game and drove in one run. He has hit .419 over Cal Poly's last eight games to bring his average up to .269.

Junior right-hander Cam Schneider (2-1) secured four outs for the win. He was the last of five Cal Poly pitchers used in the game.

The loss went to New Mexico closer Christian Tripp (1-1).

Cal Poly's 12 hits also included two singles by Kyle Marinconz and a double by McKenna.

New Mexico, which turned four double plays, collected 10 hits, including three singles by Brayden Merritt and two by Richard Ware.

The game was delayed 33 minutes by rain with Cal Poly batting in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Cal Poly continues a seven-game home stand Friday with the first of three games against No. 25 San Diego State. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.