A Jimmy Allen RBI single in the seventh inning helped the Cal Poly baseball team down Seattle 1-0 in Saturday to win its sixth consecutive game to start the season, the Mustangs' best start in 19 years since becoming a Division I program.
Cal Poly’s Matt Imhoff struck out nine over six scoreless innings for the win. Michael Holback struck out five in three scoreless innings for the save.
Brian Mundell and Denver Chavez had two singles each for the Mustangs. Chavez has at least one hit in all six games.
With the series already won, the Mustangs will go for the sweep against the Redhawks today at noon.
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Cathedral City Classic: Ohio State 12, Cal Poly 1; Oregon 2, Cal Poly 1
The Buckeyes scored five runs over the first three innings and seven more in the sixth inning in the six-inning game shortened by the mercy rule.
Cal Poly shortstop Kim Westlund was 2 for 3 with a RBI.
Kasie Kelly (3-0) gave up one earned run and seven hits in four innings for Ohio State. Right fielder Caitlin Conrad was 3 for 4 with three RBI, and first baseman Evelyn Carrilo was 2 for 3, also with three RBI.
Against No. 9 Oregon, Cal Poly took an early lead in the bottom of the second inning when Mariah Cochiolo hit an RBI double, which ended up being the only hit for Cal Poly (3-10). Chloe Wurst (2-3) struck out seven and gave up five hits and two earned runs in a complete-game loss.
Oregon starter Cheridan Hawkins (3-1) shut down Cal Poly, allowing one unearned run and three walks while striking out seven in six innings. Jessica Moore recorded the last three outs for her first save of the year.
Cal Poly at Wyoming Desert Classic
Scott Patterson shot an even-par 72 to keep the Mustangs in seventh place after the second round at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.
Cal Poly shot a four-man total of 301, putting them at 597 for the tournament.
TCU continues to lead after shooting a 288, which puts the Horned Frogs at an 11-under 565. Texas Tech is in second (576), and St. Mary’s is in third (578).
Justin Haley, who shot an opening-round 70 for the Mustangs, shot a 76 in his second go-around, as did Camden Price.
The tournament wraps up with the third and final round today.
San Francisco 6, Cal Poly 1
The Mustangs began the day winning two of three doubles matches to capture the point, but the Dons came back to sweep all six singles matches in Golden Gate Park.