SAN LUIS OBISPO ? The UC Irvine baseball team surrendered the game-winning run on a passed ball to ruin a strong start by Justin Cassel in a 2-1 Big West Conference loss at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Thursday.
Jimmy Ostrand, who had tripled with one out, scored one out later in the sixth on a passed ball by UCI catcher Aaron Lowenstein.
UCI fell to 19-16, 1-6 in conference, while Cal Poly improved to 21-15, 5-2.
Jaime Martinez had two doubles, one of which drove in a run, to pace the Anteaters' five-hit attack.
Cassel (3-7) allowed nine hits and struck out five in eight innings.