Feb. 22, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
The University of San Diego baseball team (4-1) scored at least one run in all but one inning, as they cruised their way to a 13-3 win over Northern Kentucky University (1-5) Saturday afternoon in the first game of the double-header at Fowler Park.
The Toreros got on the scoreboard first, as they pushed across one run in the bottom of the first inning. Andrew Daniel got things started with a single. He then stole second and stole third, before he scored on a wild pitch to give USD a brief 1-0 lead.
The Norse then responded with a two-run top of the second inning to take their first lead of the series. The NKU runs came on a Logan Spurlin solo home run and on a Kyle Colletta RBI single to give Northern Kentucky a brief 2-1 lead.
The Toreros then put up five runs in the bottom half of the second to regain the momentum and the lead for good. Jesse Jenner got things started with a lead-off single, but was thrown out at second, when Brandon DeFazio reached on a fielder's choice. Defazio then stole second, and Kyle Holder drew a walk. Louie Lechich would load the bases after a pitch hit him, and Connor Joe launched a grand slam to left field to give USD a 6-2 lead.
USD went on to score three runs in the third inning, and one run in each of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to cap their scoring for the day. Meanwhile the Norse managed to push across one run it the eighth to put the game at its final of 13-3.
Offensively for the Toreros, Daniel led the way as he went 3-for-5 with four runs scored, one RBI and three stolen bases. Both Lechich and Defazio went 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Defazio launched is first Torero home run of his career.
Drew Jacobs (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed one run on three hits in 3.1 innings of work. NKU's Adam Jafine (0-2) was saddled with the loss for the Norse, as he allowed nine runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action later this evening with the second game of the double-header against Northern Kentucky at Fowler Park.