March 9, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. - Senior left-hander Louie Lechich tossed a complete game shutout Sunday afternoon to help lead the 24th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team to a 7-0 win over No. 12 Oklahoma State University in a rubber game at Reynolds Field.
With the win the Toreros improve to 10-4 overall and claimed the three-game series over Oklahoma State. With the loss, the Cowboys fall to 11-4 overall.
Lechich (3-1) had perhaps his best pitching performance in a Torero uniform, as he tossed his first career complete game shutout, allowing no runs on six hits, while striking out a career-high nine batters. His counterpart from OSU, Louis Castillo (0-1), was saddled with the loss, as he allowed three runs on six hits in 3.0 innings of work.
The Toreros pushed across two runs on three hits in the top of the second inning. With two outs, Brandon DeFazio drew a walk, and he moved to second on Kyle Holder's single up the middle. Hunter Mercado-Hood then singled through the left side, scoring Defazio for the only run USD would need, while also advancing Holder to second. Lechich then singled to left field to score Holder, and give USD a 2-0 lead.
USD then scored two runs in the top of the eighth and ninth innings to put the game at its final of 7-0.
Offensively for the Toreros, Lechich led the way, as he went 3-for-5 with one RBI. Goossen-Brown also had a good day at the plate, as he went 2-for-4 with on RBI.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday, as they welcome No. 4 Cal State Fullerton to Fowler Park for a 6 p.m. non-conference game.
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