Cal Poly

Cal Poly baseball team off to 4-0 start after win over Santa Clara

For the second time in two days, the Cal Poly baseball team overcame a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning, scoring twice in the sixth and twice in the seventh to beat Santa Clara 5-4 on Monday.

The Mustangs improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2001.

Pinch-hitter Tim Wise’s two-run single tied the score at 3-3 in the sixth inning, and Cal Poly went ahead 5-3 in the seventh on an infield single by David Armendariz with the bases loaded, followed by Jordan Brower’s sacrifice fly.

After Santa Clara (2-2) scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Mustangs turned to closer Reed Reilly for the final two innings. He struck out five in two scoreless innings to post his second save of the season, allowing two hits and a walk.

Denver Chavez went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Brian Mundell walked twice and scored two runs for Cal Poly, which had nine hits.

Danny Zandona (1-0) earned the win in relief of starter Kyle Brueggemann.

Santa Clara’s Reece Karalus (0-1) took the loss in relief, allowing two runs without recording an out in the seventh inning.

The Mustangs play their home opener Friday night at 6 against Seattle.