Feb. 23, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
The University of San Diego baseball team scored eight unanswered runs to come from behind and complete a series sweep over Northern Kentucky University with a 14-8 win Sunday afternoon at Fowler Park.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 6-1 overall, have now won five consecutive games, and with the double digit runs scored today, USD sets a program record for most consecutive games with double digit runs scored at five. With the loss, the Norse fall to 1-7 overall.
After USD scored a pair for runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Norse would respond with a five-run top of the second to take the lead. The NKU runs came on a Josh Myers RBI single, a 2-run Brad Bohlen single, a bases-loaded hit batter, and a Cody Kuzniczci RBI ground out to move the score to 5-2.
The Toreros then regain the lead with a three-run bottom of the third inning. The Torero runs came on a bases-loaded RBI walk to Louie Lechich, and a two-run single by Connor Joe to give USD a 6-5 lead.
NKU then scored three in the fourth to take an 8-6 lead, but USD didn't fade away. After the Toreros took back a run in the bottom of the third, they would regain the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Torero runs came on RBI singles by both Austin Bailey and Lechich, to give USD a 9-8 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, USD added an insurance run, as Daniel drew a walk, moved to second on a groundout, then stole third. On his steal attempt, the NKU catcher over threw the third baseman, which allowed Daniel to easily score from third to give USD a 10-8 lead.
Offensively for the Toreros, Lechich led the way, as he went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI. Joe also had a productive day at the plate, as he went 3-for-5 with four RBI.
Brandon Show (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed no runs on four hits in 3.1 innings of work. NKU's Jake Shaw (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Norse, as he allowed five runs on five hits in 4.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday, as they open play in the USD Tournament with a 3 p.m. game against Baylor.