Posted: Mar 1, 2013 9:10 PM by Bill Halter
A two out single in the seventh inning knocked in the go-ahead run as the University of Washington ended Cal Poly's 14 game winning streak which dated back to last season. The Huskies 2-1 win drops the Mustangs to 7-1 in 2013, Washington improves to 3-6 by winning its home opener.
Cal Poly, which started a season 7-0 for the first time in its 19-year Division I history and for the first time since 1974 when it was in Division II, outhit Washington 6-4.
Sophomore right fielder Nick Torres gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead with a two-out home run in the fourth inning. Washington tied it in the bottom of the fourth with a two-out single and double. That run along with the game winner in the seventh were charged to Cal Poly starter Joey Wagman who took the loss. Wagman (2-1) struck out seven without a walk. He scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings. Reid Reilly pitched the final 1.1 innings without allowing a hit or a walk. Reilly has yet to allow a run in 9.1 innings of action.
Junior right-hander Austin Voth (2-1) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings for the win with one walk and nine strikeouts. Tyler Kane secured the final four outs for his second save.
With a double and home run, Torres was the lone Mustang with more than one hit.
The Mustangs were ranked 27th this week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and 28th by the National College Baseball Writers Association.
The second game of the series is Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm with sophomore southpaw Matt Imhof (1-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound for Cal Poly against Washington junior right-hander Nick Palewicz (1-1, 4.09 ERA).
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