Cal Poly Sports

Apr 18, 2014 2:02 AM by Matt SantaMaria

Surging Cal Poly cruises past Fullerton, 8-0

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Cal Poly baseball team pounded out 16 hits en route to an 8-0 thrashing of Cal State Fullerton at Baggett Stadium on Thursday.

The Mustangs had six hitters record multi-hit efforts, including Nick Torres and Mark Mathias, who both collected three hits.

Cal Poly (32-5, 9-1) got another brilliant outing from ace Matt Imhof, who allowed just two hits over six plus shutout innings. The junior struck out six of the first nine batters he faced and finished with nine punchouts in the contest.

It was Torres who broke the game open in the fourth inning when he lined a two run single to right field with the bases loaded. The ball was misplayed into one of Cal State Fullerton's three errors, allowing Jordan Ellis and Torres to score on the play. The Mustangs led 7-0 after four innings and were never threatened by the Titans again.

Cal State Fullerton (18-14, 3-4) recorded just four hits in the defeat and have now lost three of their last four games.

The three game series continues on Friday night at Baggett Stadium at 6 PM.

Brian Mundell opened the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single to centerfield.

The Mustangs broke the game open in the fourth. Chris Hoo delivered a two run single. Nick Torres followed later in the inning and lined a basehit to right with the bases loaded. The ball was misplayed in right field and all four runs scored, including Torres, on the single and three base error.

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