UCSD's ninth straight win yesterday was highlighted by second baseman Garrett Imeson breaking the school's career hits record.
The Tritons, ranked No. 6 in the nation, beat San Francisco State 8-7 at Triton Field. UCSD improved to 19-7 on the season and 16-4 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Imeson got the record out of the way early, stroking a first-inning double to the gap in right center for his 258th career hit. That broke the record former UCSD catcher Bob Natal established during the mid-1980s. Imeson, a senior from Stockton, is batting .323 with two homers and 19 RBI. He is a three-time all-CCAA selection.
The Tritons lead the CCAA, although defending champion Sonoma State (14-8), Cal State Stanislaus (13-8) and Cal State Los Angeles (12-8) are close behind. UCSD plays a four-game series this weekend at Chico State (20-13, 11-9 CCAA).