Jimmy Allen was 3 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI, and the Cal Poly baseball team hit four home runs and seven doubles to beat Cal State Northridge 16-10 on Friday at Matador Field.
Mark Mathias led off the game with a homer for the No. 6 Mustangs, and Zack Zehner followed with a two-run home run later in the inning.
Allen homered in the fourth inning and hit a two-run homer in the fifth, giving Cal Poly (43-10, 17-5 Big West Conference) an 8-0 lead after the fifth.
The Mustangs took a half-game lead over UC Irvine atop the conference standings after the Anteaters (15-4 Big West) fell 9-1 to Cal State Fullerton.
Matt Imhof held the Matadors (18-33, 6-13) scoreless in the first five innings and allowed seven hits with four strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
Kevin Morgan hit a two-run double, and Nick Torres had an RBI single as Cal Poly added four insurance runs in the ninth.
Cal Poly’s Brian Mundell finished 4 for 6 with two doubles.
TRACK AND FIELD
Big West Conference Championships
Cal Poly’s Sean Davidson set a meet record in winning the men’s 10K, running in 29 minutes, 8.24 seconds, and teammate Chris Frias finished third (29:24.44) in the same event at UC Davis.
The previous 10K meet record was 29:51.6 set by Gus Quinonez of UC Irvine in 1987.
Nick Woolf won the men’s 3,000 steeplechase (8:55.97), and Nick Bultman led the Mustangs in the field events, finishing fifth in the men’s hammer throw at 184 feet, 8 inches.
Diana George led the women, winning the 3,000 steeplechase (10:40.18), and Annie Whitford finished fifth (11:02.75) in the event.
Rachel Bush finished third in the women’s 10K (36:39.72) — nine seconds off first place.
John Guerrero highlighted the Mustangs in preliminary events with the second-fastest time in the men’s 800 (1:50.95).
Jamison Jordan qualified third in the men’s 100 (10.66) and fifth in the 200 (21.80), and Cliff Lekas qualified fifth in the 400 (48.31).
Elaina Cromer and Ashley Windsor led the women, qualifying third (2:12.92) and fourth (2:13.31) in the 800, respectively.
The men are in second place going into the final day, trailing Long Beach State 58-51 1⁄2. The women are in sixth place with 26 points. Cal State Northridge leads with 72.
CCCAA State Meet
Cuesta’s Riley Cooks is in second place after the first day of the women’s heptathlon with 3,194 points, trailing only Cerritos’ Alexus Dalton (3,297) at Mt. San Antonio College.
Cooks ran the 100 hurdles in 14.06 and jumped 5-7 1⁄4 in the high jump before finishing her day with the shot put (36-9) and 200 (25.38).
Cooks won the 200 and finished second to Dalton in the other three events. The athletes will compete in the long jump, javelin and 800 today. Cuesta’s Hailey Fish competes today in the pole vault.