March 10, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team dropped their final game of the USD Tournament on Sunday evening, falling to Michigan 5-2 at Fowler Park.
The game started off quiet for both teams offensively until Michigan (8-7) managed to scrape together the first run of the ball game, scoring on a wild pitch by USD reliever Wes Judish in the top of the fifth. Torero starter Max MacNabb was putting together a solid outing (0 R, 2 H, 3 K) when he issued a leadoff walk to Kevin White to start the fifth inning. The Wolverines sacrificed White over to second, who then moved to third on a groundout to second base. MacNabb was then relieved by Judish, whose first pitch bounced passed catcher Austin Green and allowed White to score, giving Michigan a 1-0 lead.
The Toreros (11-6) had an opportunity to put up a run in the bottom of the sixth when Chris Woolley drew a walk to lead off the inning. He would go on to get picked off between first and second right before Dillon Haupt ripped a double into the left-center gap that likely would have scored Woolley and tied the game.
USD used a hit-by-pitch, Michigan fielding error and a walk to load the bases in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, pinch-hitter AJ Robinson delivered a two-strike single through the right side that plated Andrew Daniel and Green and put the Toreros ahead 2-1.
The lead wouldn't last long, however, as Michigan rallied back in the top of the eighth with four runs to take a 5-2 lead. A fielding error by USD pitcher Trevor Bayless on a sacrifice bunt attempt helped extend the inning for the Wolverines as all four Michigan runs came across unearned in the inning. The big blows came with back-to-back two-out RBI hits by Michael O'Neill and Travis Maezes.
With two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth and USD trailing 5-2, Haupt connected for a long drive to left that was caught at the warning track, ending the game.
Connor Joe led USD with a 3-for-4 day at the plate.
Bayless (1-1) took the loss with his 2.0 innings of work where he allowed four runs (0 ER) on three hits while striking out two and walking two.
Matt Ogden (1-0) picked up the win for the Wolverines, throwing 1.1 innings of relief, allowing two hits and striking out three while walking one.
The Toreros return to action on Thursday, Mar. 14 when they open their first West Coast Conference series of the season against BYU at Fowler Park. First pitch for game one is set for 6 pm.
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
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.