Matt Imhof scattered seven hits over nine innings, allowing one run and striking out five in the Cal Poly baseball team’s 7-1 win over visiting UC Davis on Friday night.
Imhof, who struck out five and walked three, improved his record to 3-0.
Jordan Ellis and freshman designated hitter Brian Mundell led the Mustangs at the plate, each going 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. Ellis, who has five hits thus far in the series, also had a double while Mundell added a triple and a stolen base.
Spencer Koopmans fell to 0-3 after picking up the loss, giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits over 6 2⁄3 innings for UC Davis.
The Mustangs (19-6, 2-0) had 14 hits.
Denver Chavez also had three hits for Cal Poly, going 3 for 5 with a run scored.
Ellis’ RBI double and a groundout from Jimmy Allen put the Mustangs up 2-0 in the third, and Ellis’ sacrifice fly in the fifth scored freshman Peter Van Gansen from second.
The Aggies (10-14, 0-2 Big West Conference) scored their only run on a sacrifice fly from Steven Patterson in the sixth inning.
Cal Poly added two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, highlighted by Mundell’s two-run triple and Tommy Pluschkell’s RBI double.
Jimmy Allen and David Armendariz each had RBI singles for the Mustangs, who had seven different base runners score.
Seth Batty was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a run scored for the Aggies.
Nick Torres, who entered the game on an 18-game hitting streak, the fourth longest in Cal Poly’s Division I history, went 0 for 4 for the Mustangs. Torres threw out a runner at home plate in the fifth inning.
With the win, Cal Poly clinched a victory in its Big West-opening series heading into today’s finale. Sophomore right-hander Bryan Granger, who is 4-2 with a 4.02 ERA this year, will get the start for the Mustangs. He’ll be opposed by UC Davis right-hander Evan Wolf (1-0, 2.59 ERA).