Junior lefty Matt Imhof will be on the mound in Cal Poly’s regional-opening game on Friday.
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.
Cal Poly pitcher Matt Imhof made school history when Team USA announced earlier this summer that the then-sophomore had been the first Cal Poly baseball player to be selected to the Collegiate National Team’s 24-man roster.
At the end of each game, the Cal Poly baseball team takes a knee on the outfield grass and listens to its skipper.
Before Sunday’s game against Cal State Northridge, starting pitchers Joey Wagman and Matt Imhof had a running joke that freshman Casey Bloomquist would never be able to make it past the seventh inning on the mound.