James Meador went 3-for-4 with one home run and three RBI.
March 1, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a 3-for-4, one home run and three RBI performance form junior outfielder James Meador, the 11th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (6-3) claimed a 6-4 non-conference win over the University of Nevada (2-5) Sunday evening in the final game of the USD Tournament at Cunningham Stadium.
The Wolf Pack jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as Shaun Kort reached on a fielders choice, which scored Matt Bowman from third, who was hit by a pitch, to give Nevada a 1-0 lead.
The Toreros then answered back with a three-run bottom of the first inning. Kevin Muno led off the inning with a walk and stole second. After Steven Chatwood moved Muno to third on a ground out to the shortstop, Meador recorded his first home run of the season, a two-run blast over the left centerfield fence. The very next batter, Victor Sanchez, hit a home run in the exact same location, to cap the scoring for the inning and give the Toreros a 3-2 lead.
San Diego then tacked on another run in the second inning. Three consecutive singles by Tony Strazzara, Jose Valerio and Kevin Muno loaded the bases with one out. Chatwood then hit a RBI sacrifice fly to right field to score Strazzara and give USD a 4-2 lead.
The Toreros would then put the game out of reach in the fifth inning as they scored two runs on three hits. The USD runs came on Meador RBI single and a Sanchez RBI sacrifice fly to right field to push the San Diego lead to 6-2.
The Wolf Pack would then take back one run in each of the sixth and eighth innings to put the game at its final of 6-4.
Darrin Campbell (1-1) picks up his first win of the season as he allowed two runs on four hits, while striking out five in 5.0 innings of work. Matt Thomson picked up his second save of the season, as he allowed no runs on no hits in 1.0 innings of work. Nevada starter Brock Stassi (1-1) was saddled with the loss for the Wolf Pack as he allowed four runs on five hits in 2.0 innings of work.
Offensively for the Toreros, Meador led the way with his 3-for-4, one home run and three RBI performance. Muno was the second USD player to record multiple hits as he went 2-for-4.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday as they host Western Carolina University in a 2 p.m. Game at USD's Cunningham Stadium.
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.