USD scored six unanswered runs, capped by a Kirby 2-run walk-off homer in the 10th to claim the win.
USD claims the WCC series with a 9-5 win over the Tigers.
UCI scored nine unanswered runs to claim the win.
USD travels to Cal State Fullerton and No. 22 BYU this week.
San Diego will host Saint Mary's in the rubber-game Sunday at 1 p.m.
SOPHOMORE(2014): Played in 23 games with nine starts... hit .303 with 10 hits and four RBI... went 1-for-2 with one RBI against Loyola Marymount (3/23)... went 2-for-2 with one RBI against San Diego State (4/1).
FRESHMAN (2013): Played in 30 games with 12 starts...hit .286 with 16 hits, two doubles and 11 RBI... helped lead the team to the WCC Tournament championship, and into the NCAA Regionals...went 3-for-6 with four RBI against Holy Cross (3/9)...went 3-for-4 with one RBI against BYU (3/16)...went 2-for-4 with one run scored against Stony Brook (3/3).
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted at USD.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played baseball at Grandview High School for coach Dean Adams...his junior year he had two homeruns, had 24 RBI and seven stolen bases which led him to a batting average of .516...his senior year his batting average was .454 where he has three homeruns, 33 RBI and six stolen bases...He was named first-team all Centennial League both his junior and senior year...he was first-team All-State his junior year and his senior year he got All-State Honorable mention...his senior year he also set the school record for hits.
PERSONAL:Jerod Dale Smith was born on July 8, 1992...he is the son of Rod and Catrina Smith...he was also recruited by New Mexico, Utah, and the Air Force...he chose USD because of the baseball program, location, and academic reputation...his father Rod Smith, also played baseball at the collge level for Western New Mexico...Jerod also plays the guitar.
Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions
Men's Tennis NCAA Selection Show
No. 93 Filip Vittek recaps WCCs & reflects on his careers as a Torero