On the strength of a complete-game seven-hitter by sophomore right-hander Steven Fischback, the Cal Poly baseball team edged UC Davis 4-2 at Dobbins Stadium on Sunday to take the Big West Conference series 2-1.
In his first complete outing at the collegiate level, Fischback (4-3) struck out three and walked just one, as 67 of his 107 pitches were strikes.
The Mustangs raced to a 4-0 lead by scoring twice in the first inning and once in each of the third and fourth.
Junior centerfielder Logan Schafer tripled with two outs in the first frame and was plated by an infield single from junior third baseman Brent Morel, who was later brought in by singles complements of sophomore first baseman Wes Dorrell and junior rightfielder Ryan Lee.
Schafer tripled again in the third and scored on a Morel single to center field.
To open the fourth, sophomore leftfielder Adam Melker singled, took third on a double by sophomore shortstop Kyle Smith, and crossed home plate on a sacrifice fly by sophomore designated hitter Luke Yoder.
The Aggies (25-13, 6-3), who entered the weekend atop the Big West, halved the early four-run gap in the sixth frame, but got no closer.
Schafer finished 3 for 5 and tripled twice for the second time in his Cal Poly career.
Morel, who finished with two RBI, was 3 for 4, stretching his hitting streak to 13 games.
Dorrell and Lee were each 2 for 4.
Junior right-hander Bryan Evans (3-2) incurred the loss.
Cal Poly (17-19, 5-7), which has won eight of 10, will play at Cal at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Afterward, the Mustangs will begin an eight-game home stand by opening a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara at Baggett Stadium at 6 p.m. Friday.