Former Cal Poly outfielders Luke Yoder and Adam Melker have gone from graduation to now facing the task of making their ways through the minor leagues.
The 2010 Cal Poly baseball season was one of many ups and downs. The team began the season 10-27, but responded by going 13-5 in the last month and ended their season with a 23-32 mark.
With the help of Adam Melker, Luke Yoder and the rest of the senior class, the Mustangs (23-32) boasted a 25-run — 32-hit — offensive outburst to fuel Cal Poly past Cal State Bakersfield (26-30) in its final game of the season, 25-8.
The Cal Poly baseball team (20-31, 10-14 Big West) secured their second consecutive series win with a 11-3 victory over the visiting Pacific Tigers. The Mustangs have beaten the Tigers in 18 of the last 23 games between the two teams.
With 145 pitches, starting pitcher Matt Leonard earned his first win—and first complete game—of the season. He and the Mustangs (19-30, 9-13 Big West) defeated the Tigers, 8-4, Friday afternoon.
The Cal Poly baseball team got off to a rocky start to begin the season, but have turned things around recently. They will look to continue their winning ways to close out the 2010 season when they host the third-place Pacific Tigers.
Luke Yoder is a four year starter for Cal Poly’s baseball team who has been recruited by the L.A. Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.
This weekend’s series against UC Riverside doesn’t just signify the start of conference play, it signifies the berth of a whole new season.