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Cal Poly Baseball Unleashes 22-Hit Attack in 14-3 Victory Over Alumni

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Freshman southpaw Matt Imhof pitched five shutout innings and freshman outfielder Nick Torres drove in three runs as Cal Poly defeated its alumni 14-3 in the annual Alumni Game on Saturday at Baggett Stadium.

Imhof scattered two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Four Mustang relievers each pitched an inning, junior Nick Grim closing out the game with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Torres drove in his three runs with a triple, groundout and a ninth-inning solo home run.

Outfielder Jordan Ellis knocked in two runs with a triple and sacrifice fly while outfielder Tommy Pluschkell also drove in two runs with a pair of singles.

First baseman/designated hitter Jordan Brower singled three times while designated hitter Alex Michaels, outfielder Matt Russell and outfielder Tim Wise each added two hits as the Mustangs outhit the Alumni 22-5.

Phil Ortez got the Alumni on the scoreboard in the seventh inning with a two-run home run. David Van Ostrand contributed an RBI double in the eighth frame. Singles were earned by Brandon Roberts, Ryan Lee and Steve Rohlmeier.

The Alumni used nine pitchers, each for an inning. Pitching scoreless frames were Matt Leonard, Brian Grening, Eric Massingham and Grant Theophilus.

Cal Poly opens the 2012 season next weekend with a three-game home series against Oklahoma State in Baggett Stadium. Games Friday and Saturday nights start at 6 p.m., followed by the series finale Sunday at 1 o'clock.
 
Score by innings:                      R   H   E
Alumni              000 000 210 --    3   5   2
Cal Poly            400 203 203 –- 14 22   1
   Batteries: Mason Radeke, Matt Leonard (2), Brian Grening (3), Steven Fischback (4), Eric Massingham (5), Eugene Wright (6), Matt Jeckell (7), Grant Theophilus (8), Dennis LeDuc (9) and Matt Canepa, Cory Taillon (4), Tyler LaSalle (7); Matt Imhof, Michael Dingilian (6), Danny Zandona (7), Reed Reilly (8), Nick Grim (9) and Chris Hoo, Jordan Hadlock (5).
   Home runs: Alumni – Phil Ortez (seventh inning, one on); Cal Poly – Nick Torres (ninth inning, one on).