Monday, March 30, 2009

Imeson becomes UCSD's career hits leader

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).

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