The Pacific baseball team broke up a scoreless tie by scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning, and that was all the Tigers needed to beat host Cal Poly 4-0 on Friday night.

The Tigers improve to 4-6 overall while the Mustangs fall to 3-6 on the season.

Pacific’s James Free led off the fourth with a single to left field, and stole second. Ryan Schalch and Nate Verlin were walked to load the bases, then Matthew Tarantino singled up the middle to score Free, and the bases were loaded again.

With no outs, Lucas Halstead hit a sacrifice fly out to center field to score Schalch to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Carter Hayes followed with a double to left field, scoring Tarantino and Verlin for the 4-0 lead.

Pacific starting pitcher Shelby Lackey went seven innings and gave up just one hit before Cooper Casad came in to close out the game.

Pacific tallied six hits, four RBI, and four runs, while Cal Poly had only three hits.

Lackey improved to 2-0 on the season, and Casad picked up his second save. Michael Clark is charged with the loss after six innings pitched and seven strikeouts.

The Tigers and Mustangs play a doubleheader today, beginning at 1 p.m.


Millennium 3, Stagg 2

At Stockton, the host Delta Kings (0-1) nearly came back by scoring a run in the fifth but lost their season opener to the Falcons (1-1). Thomas Jones went 2 for 4, and Jesus Lozano doubled for Stagg.


Lincoln 12, Berkeley 10

At Berkeley, Matthew Cranston had five goals and three assists, and Matthew Hoak had four goals and three assists as the Trojans (3-0) defeated the Yellowjackets. Justin Abrescy had two goals, Matthew Nakamura had one goal, and goalie Alex Van Steyn had six saves.