Mustang freshman righthander Rebecca Patton earned her second-consecutive conference Pitcher of the Week honor on Monday afternoon.
Patton pitched 13 innings in Cal Poly’s three-game sweep over Fullerton, allowing two earned runs on 16 hits.
The Mustangs (15-17, 4-2 Big West) rode their pitching staff to their first series sweep of the season and will look to carry that success into this weekend’s three-game conference series against Cal State Fullerton (9-29, 4-2).
The Cal Poly softball team returned to their winning ways against UC Santa Barbara last weekend; after losing eight of their last nine games.
The Mustangs (12-17, 1-2 Big West), who were out hit by the Highlanders 30-14, lost the final game of their three-game conference opening series to UC Riverside (17-19, 2-1), 5-0, Sunday afternoon.
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.
After last year’s season, Cal Poly’s Women’s Softball team returns to the field as the team to be watched and to be beat.
When Jessica Rogers steps up to the plate this year she may be the same person that played softball for the Mustangs last year but she is not the same player.
The Mustangs have achieved the top spot in the Big West Conference while boasting a mere 14-player roster. Yet, head coach Jenny Condon sees it as a blessing in disguise. “It benefits the players; there is lot more one-on-one and individual (coaching) with each player; in the long run they will see these benefits,” she said.
The softball team swept UC Davis and in Sunday’s series-ending game, six players collected an RBI for the Mustangs who are 25 games above .500 for the first time in program history. The baseball team took two of three at UC Santa Barbara this weekend.