Jan. 25, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Fans can catch the University of San Diego head baseball coach Rich Hill live Thursday evening on Mighty XX (KXRS 1090 AM) radio at 8:35 p.m. as he will be talking on the John Kentera Show.
Hill will be talking about the upcoming baseball season that kicks off this Friday at Cunningham Stadium with a three-game series against the Cal Poly Mustangs. Friday's first pitch will be at 2 p.m. with preseason third-team All-American Brian Matusz on the hill for the Toreros. In 2006, the sophomore helped lead the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament as he finished his first season in a San Diego uniform by fanning 93 batters, walking 39, posting a 4.25 ERA and a record of 4-3. In 2006, Matusz was selected as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, named to Baseball America's All-Freshman team, was a West Coast Conference honorable mention and an All-WCC Freshman team selection.
This will be Cal Poly's season opening game as well. The Mustangs are coming off a 29-27 2006 season and a fourth place finish in the Big West Conference. They are returning 21 letter winners, including five position player starters. Junior outfielder Grant Desme is their top returning hitter for the Mustangs. As a sophomore, he hit .287 with 12 doubles, eight home runs and 33 RBI. Cal Poly is under the direction of fifth-year head coach Larry Lee. During his tenure in San Luis Obispo, Lee has recorded a 130-98-2 overall record.