Skip to main content
Toreros Win Third Straight

March 17, 2009

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team scored five unanswered runs to cruise its way to its third consecutive win, a 6-2 decision over Columbia University, Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium.

The Lions (1-11) got on the scoreboard first by taking advantage of a USD fielding error to score an unearned run and take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

The Toreros (11-9) then answered back in the bottom of the third inning. Sean Nicol led off the inning with a single through the left side and moved to second on a Chris Engell groundout to the shortstop. After James Meador walked, Bryan Haar drove in Nicol with an RBI single centerfield to even the score at 1-1.

The Lions then regained the lead in the top of the fourth inning on an Alex Aurrichio RBI single to score Ron Williams, who had doubled, to give the Lions a brief 2-1 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, USD scored three runs on two hits to take control of the momentum. Nicol led off the inning with a single up the middle and stole second. Chris Engell then drove in Nicol with an RBI single to the shortstop. Meador kept things alive when he hit the ball shallow into left field, and two Columbia players hit each other allowing the ball to drop and Meador to reach on the error and move Engell to second base with no outs. After both Engell and Meador advanced one base on a pass ball, Engell would score on a wild pitch to give USD the lead at 3-2. Zach Walters then drove in the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly to center field to cap the scoring for the inning and give USD a 4-2 advantage.

 

 

The Toreros would ten put the game out of reach in the bottom of the seventh inning by scoring two hits on two hits. The USD runs came when Haar reached on a fielder's choice, scoring Nicol who had singled. The final run came on a Walters RBI sacrifice bunt, scoring Engell who had singled, to put the game at its final of 6-2.

Offensively for the Toreros, Engell led the way as he went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Nicol also had a solid day at the plate as he went 3-for-5.

Matt Thomson (3-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed two runs, one earned, n seven hits, while striking out six in 7.0 innings of work. Columbia starter Pat Lowery (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Lions as he allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits in 5.0 innings of work.

USD will return to action on Wednesday as they conclude the three-game series with the Lions at 3 p.m. inside the friendly confines of Cunningham Stadium.

VIDEO
Video Thumbnail Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Video Thumbnail Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions

SCHEDULES

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

West Coast Conference USD
Top ^
» «