March 22, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 19th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (16-7) used a hit parade of 19 team hits to help propel them to an 18-2 win over Harvard University Saturday afternoon at USD's Cunningham Stadium to complete a double-header sweep over the Crimson.
Kevin Muno went 3-for-5 with one home run and three RBI, Kevin Hansen went 3-for-4 with one double and four RBI, and James Meador went 3-for-5 with two RBI to lead the Toreros' offense in the win.
The Toreros did most of their scoring damage in the third inning as they put up seven runs on three hits. Muno led off the inning by being hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a Sean Nicol walk. Muno then stole third and Nicol stole second to give USD runners at second and third with one out. After Josh Romanski was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Meador was hit by a pitch to push across the first run. Anthony Strazzara then drove in Nicol with a RBI single, Logan Gelbrich brought in the third run when he was hit by a pitch and the next two runs came on a Hansen two-run double to left field. A Zach Walters RBI ground out to the shortstop and a Muno RBI single capped the scoring for the inning to give USD an 8-1 lead.
USD scored its first run of the game in the second inning in a Hansen RBI single to the pitcher, and they added one run in each of the fourth and sixth innings on a Hansen RBI single and a throwing error by Harvard in the sixth inning.
The Toreros would score three runs in the fifth inning and five more in the eighth inning to round out the scoring for the day.
(2-3) looked impressive on the mound for the Toreros as he picked up the win allowing two runs on seven hits, while striking out nine in 7.0 innings of work. Brad Unger (1-1) was saddled with the loss for the Crimson as he allowed eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits in 2.1 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Monday as they conclude a three-game series with the Crimson at Cunningham Stadium.