The Cal Poly baseball team scored four runs in the first inning and didn’t look back, posting an 8-3 win Friday in the first game of the Mustangs’ three-game series against Hawaii at Baggett Stadium.
Nick Torres belted a three-run home run to left field in the first inning to get the Mustangs (23-8, 5-2 Big West) going. Cal Poly added single runs in the third, fourth, seventh and eighth to down Hawaii (7-23, 2-5).
Denver Chavez, who came into the game sporting a team-best .398 batting average, went 3 for 5 with two runs. Jimmy Allen went 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs, Torres went 1 for 4 with three RBI, and Tim Wise went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Joey Wagman pitched a complete game, allowing three runs — one earned — on eight hits with eight strikeouts.