Cal Poly pitcher Matt Imhof struck out 15 batters in eight innings to break a school Division I baseball record Friday in the Mustangs’ 4-0 victory over Seattle University in Shoreline, Wash.
Imhof’s 15 strikeouts tops the previous school Division I record of 14, which was also set by Imhof in this year’s season opener against Kansas State.
Imhof faced 27 batters Friday, allowing four hits and three walks. Reed Reilly walked two in a scoreless ninth.
The offensive production for the No. 11 Mustangs (10-2) came in the sixth and the seventh innings.
Outfielder Nick Torres led off the sixth by hitting a leadoff double and scored when Brian Mundell singled him home.
Second baseman Mark Mathias had two RBI, bringing home Mundell with a sacrifice bunt in the sixth and drawing a bases-loaded walk in the seventh. Cal Poly’s fourth run also came in the seventh on an error.
Cal Poly at Pac-12 Men’s Championships
Junior teammates Mackey Hopen and Jimmy Deiparine shared part in Cal Poly swimming history after trading the 100-yard breaststroke school record at the Pac-12 meet in Federal Way, Wash.
Hopen grabbed it first in the prelims with his time of 53.94 seconds, breaking his own year-old record. But in the evening, Deiparine came back to cut two-hundredths off the hours-old record at 53.92. Overall, Deiparine finished 12th and Hopen 14th.
Junior Paolo Stanchi swam in the B final of the 400 individual medley and finished in 15th place at 3:52.29. In all, Stanchi’s time made him the fifth Mustang to provisionally qualify for the NCAA meet March 27-29 in Texas.
Cal Poly wrapped up the night with a seventh-place finish in the 400 medley relay as Stanchi, Deiparine, sophomore Mickey Mackle and freshman Caleb Davis teamed up to finish in 3:18.16.
Freshman Rachel Gruetzmacher and 2013 state qualifier Karissa Sternfels combined to win three of the five women’s individual events at the 36th Cuesta Invite.
Gruetzmacher’s 100-yard freestyle time of 53.74 was the second-fastest time in school history. Sternfels’ 100 breaststroke time of 1:11.03 was the fourth fastest at Cuesta.
Georan Meendering won the men’s 200 backstroke in 1:54.90, and Chris Reddick won the 100 freestyle in 47.53. Meendering and Reddick are both returning All-Americans.
Both teams sit in third place entering today’s final day of the meet.