Cal Poly baseball stuck with the same formula for the playoffs that made their regular season so special, solid pitching and timely hitting. Matt Imhof and Rick Reilly combined on a three-hitter as the Mustangs defeated Sacramento State 4-2 in their opening game of the NCAA Division 1 San Luis Obispo Regional. It's the first time that Cal Poly has ever hosted an NCAA Regional and close to three thousand fans flocked to Baggett Stadium.
Imhof worked 7 2/3 innings allowing just two runs with only one of those earned. He is now 10-4 on the year as the Mustangs get set for Pepperdine on Saturday at 6 p.m. in a winner's bracket contest. The Waves beat Arizona State 3-2.
Cal Poly scored a run in the second, one in the third and two more in the fourth. Mark Mathias and John Schuknecht each had two hits and one RBI for a Mustangs squad that is now 46-10 on the year.