Free throws, field goals and beer bottles: A look into alcohol’s effect on athletes

Drinking can take its toll on the body. This is why some Cal Poly sports have adopted dry-season policies.

Outfielder Nora Sobczak leads softball team by example

Since she was a freshman, Cal Poly outfielder Nora Sobczak has had a knack for making big plays.

Young softball team takes positives from losing record

In a preseason coach’s poll released back in February, Cal Poly was predicted to win the conference but two months later, it’s a different story.

Softball swept by Cal State Fullerton

Cal Poly fell to Cal State Fullerton in a three-game series Sunday. After the loss, the Mustangs Big West record is 2-7.

Softball seeks turnaround in Big West play

Cal Poly softball looks to stack their current 4-22 record with more W’s with the start of Big West play at UC Riverside on Saturday.

Softball hopes for tough early competition to pay off down the stretch

The Cal Poly softball team has a tough nonconference schedule. Of the 14 games the team has played, 10 have been versus ranked opponents. So far, the result has not been good for the unranked Cal Poly team.

Softball tabbed as Big West preseason favorite in 2011 poll

Last season ended with a devastating letdown for the Cal Poly softball team, but the players are embracing the renewed sense of optimism that comes with a new team: a fresh start and most importantly, hindsight.

Softball earns seven Big West awards

Five different Cal Poly softball players, who finished their season with a series win against Pacific, were awarded Big West accolades tuesday afternoon.

Softball finishes season short of championship

The Cal Poly softball team concluded their season with a 23-24 record and a 12-9 record in the Big West conference, good for third place.

Mustangs blown out by Davis on Senior Day

The Cal Poly softball team was swept in a pivotal Big West conference series to rival UC-Davis. The Mustangs dropped Game three on Sunday to the first-place Aggies 10-0 on Senior Day at Cal Poly. The loss meant that Cal Poly will not be able to repeat as Big West champions.

Mustangs routed in Big West opener

The Cal Poly softball team opened Big West conference play Friday afternoon with a 10-0 defeat at the hands of UC-Riverside. The Highlanders pounded out 16 hits which tied the most hits for an opponent against Cal Poly in program history.