Cal Poly right fielder Nick Torres was worried about the outfield lights at dusk Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Torres, a sophomore out of nearby Lakewood, said all of the Mustang outfielders were having a tough time picking up the path of fly balls with the sky still light.
Sure enough, a fly ball came his way. It became a play that changed the entire course of the game, as No. 1 seed UCLA came back from a four-run deficit to overtake No. 2 Cal Poly 6-4 in the fourth game of the Los Angeles Regional.
Feels like it always seems to happen like that. Just for that one inning where the lighting was really bad, Torres said. We came out the next inning and of course it was dark enough and we could see the ball clear.
With UCLA (41-17) trailing 4-1 in the top of the sixth, the Bruins had the bases loaded with two outs and had just chased starter Matt Imhof from the game. Cal Poly (40-18) closer Reed Reilly looked to be out of a jam when Kevin Williams hit a routine fly ball t...