Feb. 16, 2014
The Toreros (2-1) wasted no time in scoring, as they put up three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Louie Lechich launched hit first home run of the season, a solo shot to right centerfield. Andrew Daniel then kept things going with a single to left field, and Troy Conyers capped the scoring for the inning with a two-run homer over the right field fence to give USD a 3-0 lead.
The Toreros then scored four runs on five hits in the bottom of the second inning to take a 7-0 lead. Hunter Mercado-Hood got things started with a single to right field, and he moved to second on a Kyle Holder single. Austin Bailey then hit an RBI single through the right side to score Mercado-Hood and move Holder to second. Louie Lechich then singled in Holder. After Connor Joe reached on a fielder's choice that saw Lechich thrown out at second, and advanced Bailey to third, Joe would move to second on a wild pitch. Daniel then drove in the final two runs on a single to right center.
USD would go on to score two more runs in the bottom of the fifth, seven in the seventh, one in the eighth, while New Mexico would spoil the shutout in the top of the sixth inning with one run on Aaron Siple RBI double, and tacked on one more run in the top of the ninth to put the game at its final of 17-2.
Offensively for the Toreros, Daniel led the way, as he went 4-for-5 with four RBI, while Conyers was also impressive going 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
Lechich (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed one run on seven hits in 5.2 innings of work. UNM's Josh Walker (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Lobos, as he allowed nine runs on 10 hits in 4.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday, as they play an exhibition game against Japan Railway-East at 5 p.m. inside the friendly confines of Fowler Park.
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