Baseball: Relief pitcher Carter Stoddard signs with Cal Poly Pomona

Carter Stoddard to continue career at Cal Poly Pomona
Carter Stoddard to continue career at Cal Poly Pomona

In his two seasons with the Cerritos College baseball team, pitcher Carter Stoddard (Sunny Hills HS)  came out of the bullpen 32 times, with his 16 appearances both seasons leading the team. He will carry on that reliability to Cal Poly Pomona, where he can be used anywhere from a middle reliever to a closer. He is the third Falcon player to sign, joining JJ Almeda (Colorado Mesa University) and outfielder Jason Givens (University of La Verne).

In his sophomore season, Stoddard went 0-2 with one save in 22 1/3 innings of work with a 3.63 ERA. He allowed just 17 hits and recorded 15 strikeouts on the year. His 1.30 WHIP was also the best on the team. He tossed a season-high 3 1/3 innings against Los Angeles Pierce, while he pitched three hitless innings against Los Angeles Harbor and struck out three batters. Stoddard picked up his lone save against Compton College.

He led the team with a pair of saves as a freshman, which came in consecutive appearances and finished the year tossing 21 2/3 innings and posted 17 strikeouts.

Stoddard will be joining a Broncos team that went 29-23 last season and won their first game of the NCAA Division II West Regional before a pair of losses to #9-ranked Cal State Monterey Bay ended their year. The team graduates three senior pitchers with Stoddard looked at to fill one of those positions.