March 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team took care of cross-town rival San Diego State 5-1 at Tony Gwynn Stadium Tuesday evening.
San Diego State (9-12) got on the board first with their lone run in the bottom of the first inning, as Greg Allen scored on a passed ball after leading off with a single to take the 1-0 lead. The Toreros (18-6) fired right back in the top of the second on a three-run, bases clearing triple to right center by Austin Bailey to take the 3-1 lead.
A pivotal point in the game came early in the bottom of the second, when Toreros starting pitcher Dylan Covey got out of a bases loaded jam with one out after two Aztecs reach base via back-to-back errors to preserve the two-run lead. Max MacNabb entered the game in third and pitched four scoreless innings, retiring his first six batters.
Bryan Haar led off the top of the sixth frame with a bunt single and stole second and then Bailey tagged on another run for the Toreros, singling to center to score Haar to give the Toreros the 4-1 lead.
James Pazos came on in relief in the bottom of sixth and he worked two innings while allowing just one hit. Another pivotal point came in the top of the eighth with the bases loaded and two outs when Pazos brought the count to 2-2 and slung a ball past a swinging Steven Pallares to end the inning.
Andrew Daniel led off the top of the ninth with a double off the left field wall, followed by Kris Bryant's double down the left field line to give the Toreros an insurance run and extend the lead to 5-1.
Michael Wagner closed the door in the bottom of the ninth in a non-save situation. After allowing the first two batters to reach base, Wagner responded with three consecutive outs to preserve the Toreros 18th win of the season.
The Toreros were led offensively by Bailey, who finished 2-for-4 with four RBI, while AJ Robinson also went 2-for-4 with one run scored.
Designated hitter Seby Zavala was the only Aztec with two hits as the Torero pitching staff limited San Diego State to just five hits.
Max MacNabb (2-0) earned the win for the Toreros in his four innings of work, allowing just one hit, striking out three and walking none. Aztecs starting pitcher TJ Kendzora was saddled with the loss in his three innings, allowing two hits and no earned runs while walking three.
The Toreros open up West Coast Conference competition this Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. with a three-game series against Santa Clara.
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