Hitting it out of the park: From college ball to the major leagues

Live for the jersey, live for the team.

Athletes go from SLO to the ‘Show’

According to a NCAA study, the probability of a college baseball player making it professionally sits at a meager 9.7 percent. So when Michael Holback was cut from the Cal Poly baseball team in 2011, the chances of him playing professional baseball were close to zero.

Reed Reilly closes the door

The Cal Poly baseball team hasn’t always called redshirt sophomore pitcher Reed Reilly “Big Sexy.” But when a fan from Krukow’s Klubhouse bellowed the nickname to cheer on Reilly after he pitched out of a jam earlier this season, the name stuck.