Mar 3, 2013 8:04 PM by Bill Halter

Cal Poly wins rubber match in Washington to improve to 9-1

The Cal Poly baseball team beat the University of Washington, 5-1 on Sunday to win the three game series in Seattle and improve to 9-1. After losing 2-1 on Friday, the Mustangs rebounded for a 5-3 win on Saturday and Sunday's four run victory at Husky Stadium. Washington drops to 3-8.

The game was tied at one until Cal Poly scored four runs in the fourth inning capped by a three-run double by Jimmy Allen. The Mustangs third hitter had just one RBI before the bases clearing double.

Cal Poly starter Bryan Granger improved to 3-0 with five innings of work. The sophomore allowed 3 hits, 4 walks and an unearned run. Danny Zandona pitched 3 2/3 innings before giving way to Reid Reilly with two outs and two on in the ninth. Reilly recorded the final out for his 5th save.

Cal Poly outhit Washington 8-6, led by a single and double by senior second baseman Denver Chavez, two singles by freshman shortstop Peter Van Gansen and the three-run double by Allen.

Mustang sophomore right fielder Nick Torres, who hit three home runs and a double in the first two games of the series, driving in all six Mustang runs, added a run-scoring double in the first inning Sunday. For the series, Torres was 5-for-12 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI.

Cal Poly, which is playing 10 of its first 15 games on the road, will host Holy Cross on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:00pm before visiting Kansas State for three games Friday through Sunday.



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