Jimmy Allen connected on a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cal Poly baseball team a 2-1, walk-off victory over visiting Pepperdine on Tuesday.
The Mustangs (26-17) extended their winning streak to four games, matching their season-best.
Allen had both RBI for the Mustangs, the first coming on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth that plated Tim Wise and tied the score at 1-1.
Reed Reilly picked up his fourth win of the year for Cal Poly, scattering three hits over three shutout innings of relief.
Zach Vincej scored the lone run for the Waves (24-17) on a balk in the third inning.
Mustang starter Bryan Granger gave up a run and three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Waves starter Corey Miller tossed four innings, surrendering a run and four hits with three strikeouts.
Pepperdine outhit Cal Poly 10-7, led by left fielder Floyd Given with a double and two singles. Second baseman Joe Sever added a pair of singles.
Tiedemann wins for Hofstra
Former San Luis Obispo High and Cuesta College standout John Tiedemann pitched eight shutout innings, yielding just three hits in a 4-0 win over Delaware on Saturday as the Pride (24-17, 13-7) moved into second place in the Colonial Athletic Association standings.
Tiedemann struck out seven, walked two and did not allow a baserunner past second base. He is 5-3 on the year.
Big West Conference Championship
Cal Poly had just one top-20 finisher as it finished seventh at the La Quinta Resort’s Mountain Course.
Cal Poly finished with 894 strokes as a team. UC Davis took the team title for the second straight year with 858. Long Beach State was second (859) and Cal State Fullerton finished third (861), followed by Pacific (863), UC Santa Barbara (867) and UC Irvine (868).
Alex Edfort of Pacific carded rounds of 68, 68 and 67 (tied for the lowest single round of the tournament), finishing first at 203 to take home the championship.
Justin Haley finished in a three-way tie for 20th place for the Mustangs, shooting a 2-under 70 in his final round and 220 over three days. Teammate Grant Martens finished one behind, tied for 23rd at 221.
Former Morro Bay High standout Matt Hansen of UC Davis tied for 16th at 219 after carding rounds of 74, 70 and 75.
Dome honored, Cal Poly to NCAA championships
Cal Poly’s Andre Dome was named the Big West Conference Player of the Year after posting a 7-0 singles record in conference play and a 16-4 overall record.
Dome becomes the second Mustang to claim Player of the Year honors. The first was Chris Magyary in 1998.
Cal Poly advanced to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Big West Conference Tournament and posting a 15-7 record overall.
The Mustangs went 5-0 in conference play, becoming the third team in conference history to finish undefeated.
Cal Poly will play Texas Tech in the opening round of the championship in Berkeley on May 11 or 12.
Lee, Davis make all-Big West team
Alexa Lee and Jocelyn Davis earned all-Big West Conference honors in both singles and doubles for Cal Poly.
Lee had nine league wins to earn first-team recognition for the second consecutive season. Davis had 10 singles triumphs, earning an honorable mention.
Davis and Lee also received first-team all-Big West praise in doubles, where they were 13-8.
The Mustangs (10-11) won their final three conference matches for a top-four finish in the final Big West standings for a fifth successive season before losing in the first round of the Big West Tournament last week to UC Santa Barbara.