STOCKTON, CA – Cal Poly starting pitcher Sierra Hyland dominates Pacific hitters as the Mustangs take a 7-0 victory in the opening day of the Postseason NISC. The win gives Hyland 80 career victories, she becomes just the seventh pitcher in Big West Conference history to hit this mark.
Cal Poly added two runs in the first inning sparked with a hit by pitch, walk and a single by Chelsea Convissar to load the bases. A walk and error brought in two runs.
The Mustangs tacked on another run in the fifth and four in the sixth for a comfortable 7-0 lead.
Hyland threw all seven innings striking out six batters and allowing four hits. She has now recorded 940 career strike outs, a Big West Conference record.
Hyland entered tonight’s game having allowed only six earned runs in her last 39.1 inning while ranking sixth among NCAA Division I pitchers in ERA (1.03). The Mustangs, who finished in a fifth-place tie in the Big West standings, entered the NISC ranked fourth among 291 Division I programs with a 1.27 ERA.
Cal Poly will face Nevada on Wednesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. PT. Pacific falls to the loser’s bracket and will meet UC Santa Barbara at 1 p.m. PT.