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Jun 13, 2013 6:22 PM by Cory Miller (ATM)

Cal Poly pitcher Imhof invited to USA National Team tryout

Cal Poly sophomore pitcher Matt Imhof has been officially invited to the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp and will compete for a place on the 24-man roster. The 6-5, 220 pound Fremont native is the second Cal Poly player to be invited to Team USA, the first player being Matt Jenson in 2009 and 2010.

"Matt had an excellent sophomore season, combining for a real solid one-two punch with Joey Wagman," said Cal Poly head coach Larry Lee. "I have no doubt that he would be worthy of making the final roster and representing not only Team USA but Cal Ply. If selected, it will be a great honor and great experience for Matt."

Imhof put up impressive numbers his sophomore season. He struck out 95 batters while walking 30 in 101 2/3 innings. Opposing batters had a tough time against the Saturday starter, only hitting at a .249 batting average. In his final start of the 2013 season, Imhof had a no-hitter through 5 innings against UCLA, but Cal Poly fell to the Bruins in a 6-4 loss. Imhof put up a 7-3 record with an ERA of 2.74 on the 2013 season.

The 2013 Team USA roster is filled with multiple 2013 All-Americans, including representatives from Vanderbilt, LSU, North Carolina State and UC Irvine, all schools much larger than Cal Poly. Team USA will play Japan in several Japanese cities from July 6-11, as well as games against Cuba from July 18-23.

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