Second baseman Mark Mathias led Cal Poly with a .386 average, 48 runs and a .455 on-base percentage in his sophomore season. | Mustang News File Photo

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The Cal Poly baseball team used 7 2/3 scoreless innings from sophomore right-hander Casey Bloomquist to win the rubber match of a three-game series vs. UC Santa Barbara 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Baggett Stadium. The Mustangs improved to 26-5 on the season and are ranked as high as No. 4 in the latest college baseball polls released Monday.


Bloomquist pitches in the early innings of Sunday’s ballgame to earn his seventh win in as many starts.


Senior catcher Chris Hoo swings at a ball against the Gauchos in the series finale. He hit a walk-off single in Saturday night’s game to beat UC Santa Barbara 8-7.


Sophomore second baseman Mark Mathias scoops a ground ball and fires to first for an out.


Senior third baseman Jimmy Allen attempts to throw a Gauchos baserunner out in Sunday’s series finale.


Junior reliever Taylor Chris fires a pitch late in the game against UC Santa Barbara. He secured the final four outs to earn his fourth save of the season.


The Mustangs celebrate their 1-0 victory and series win over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.

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