March 3, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The USD baseball team wrapped up their North Carolina road swing with a 15-4 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon from UNC Wilmington's Brooks Field. Dillon Haupt led the Toreros (7-4) offensively with a 4-for-5 day at the plate that included a pair of home runs, five RBI and four runs scored.
Altogether USD clubbed five long balls on the day and racked up 15 hits. Connor Joe (3-for-5), Andrew Daniel (2-for-5), Kris Bryant (2-for-4) and Jerod Smith (2-for-4) each notched multi-hit games for the Toreros in addition to Haupt.
USD got on the board right away with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Back-to-back RBI doubles by Haupt and Joe got the Toreros on the board followed by a Stony Brook error that allowed a run to score.
The Sea Wolves (0-9) came back with one run in the top of the second when a runner scored from third during a rundown between first and second base.
Stony Brook then added two more in the third to tie it at 3-3, but the Toreros exploded for six runs in the bottom half of the inning, sparked by Daniel's leadoff home run. Two batters later Haupt went yard for a two-run home run that plated Bryant. Daniel came up again later in the inning and delivered a two-out, two-run single through the left side that gave USD a 9-3 lead.
Austin Green delivered a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth, while Bryant connected for a two-run shot of his own in the bottom of the fifth that put USD up 13-4.
The Toreros tacked on their last two runs with a two-run homer from Haupt in the bottom of the seventh.
The Toreros return to action when they host Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday, Mar. 5 for a 6 pm first pitch from Fowler Park.