Pitchers Joey Wagman and Reed Reilly struck out seven batters apiece, and catcher Chris Hoo hit a bases-clearing double as Cal Poly opened its baseball season with a 5-3 road victory over San Francisco on Friday at Benedetti Diamond.
The Mustangs broke up a scoreless game in the fifth inning with five runs. A triple by Nick Torres pushed across the first run. Jordan Brower followed with an RBI single, and Hoo smashed a double to centerfield for a 5-0 lead.
Senior Wagman (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits with one walk before giving way to Reilly in the seventh inning. Reilly, a sophomore right-hander, gave up one run and three hits with no walks for the save.
Hoo finished with two doubles and a single, while teammates David Armendariz and Jimmy Allen were each 3 for 5.
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San Francisco rallied for two runs in the sixth inning and one in the eighth. Zachary Turner singled for the Dons to lead off the ninth, but Reilly struck out the side to end the game.
San Francisco senior Adam Cimber (0-1), who allowed five runs and 11 hits in five innings with no walks and five strikeouts.
The second game of the series will be played today at 1 p.m. with Matt Imhof on the mound for Cal Poly against San Francisco’s Alex Balog.
Notre Dame 6, Cal Poly 0
The Mustangs (1-6) were held to five hits in the loss at the San Diego State-hosted Campbell/Cartier Classic.
The Fighting Irish grabbed a 3-0 lead during the top of the second on first baseman Micaela Arizmendi's three-run homer.
Notre Dame added to the lead in the third with a two-run triple, and a run in the seventh as third baseman Katey Haus singled in center fielder Emilee Koerner.
Chloe Wurst (0-2) pitched three innings for Cal Poly.
Arizona State 38, Cal Poly 3
Britain Longmire’s 7-3 decision in the 125-pound class was Cal Poly’s (2-10) only win in the Pac-12 dual match at Tempe.
Arizona State’s Jake Meredith (197) had the only fall of the night over JT Goodwin.