Big Eight-Run Second Inning Leads USD to Seventh Consecutive Win Over SDSU

March 27, 2007

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 20th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team used a big eight-run second inning to cruise to their seventh consecutive win over cross-town rival San Diego State University, 9-3, Tuesday afternoon.

With the win, the Toreros move to 22-10 overall and have claimed seven consecutive wins over the Aztecs and won nine of the last 10 meetings with SDSU. With the loss, the Aztecs fall to 17-12 overall.

The Aztecs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The SDSU runs came on a bases-loaded hit by pitch, a Brian Lucas RBI fielder's choice and when Frank LoNigro hit a single to right field, advanced to second on the throw, and the single also pushed across Troy Hanzawa, who had reached on an error.

San Diego then geared up and went to work in the bottom of the second inning scoring eight runs on five hits. Jordan Abruzzo got things rolling with a lead-off single and moved to second on a Shane Buschini walk. Daniel Magness then moved each runner up one base taking advantage of a fielding error on the pitcher, allowing the Toreros to load the bases. The SDSU starting pitcher, Lance Sewell, then threw a wild pitch to push across the first run.

Logan Gelbrich then loaded the bases again with a walk. The USD second run of the day came across on a strange turn of events. Kevin Hansen had appeared to fly out to left field, however, just prior to Hansen taking a swing the umpires called a balk on Sewell, allowing the second USD run to come across and leave Hansen alive at the plate. Hansen then made Sewell pay for the balk by delivering a two-run single up the middle to give USD a 4-3 lead.

After Hansen advanced one base on another wild pitch and Justin Snyder walked, the Aztecs changed pitchers. Sean Nicol the loaded the bases with a walk and Abruzzo delivered a two-run single to right field, moving Nicol to third and pushing the score to 6-3. Buschini then hit a ground-rule double down the left field line and pushed across Nicol for the seventh run of the inning and USD's final run came on a Josh Romanski RBI single to give USD a 8-3 lead.

 

 

The Toreros added one more run in the bottom of the third inning on a Kevin Muno RBI single up the middle to put the game at its final of 9-1.

Offensively for the Toreros, Abruzzo and Hansen led the way each going 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Matt Couch (4-1) picked up the win on the mound for USD as he allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits, while striking out six in 6.0 innings of work. Russell Houlzhauer picked up his first save of the season as he allowed no runs on two hits in 3.0 innings of work. Sewell (4-2) was saddled with the loss for the Aztecs as he allowed six runs, three earned, on two hits in 1.2 innings of work.

The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they head to Spokane, Wash. to begin West Coast Conference play against Gonzaga University. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

VIDEO
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Video Thumbnail
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Video Thumbnail
Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
Video Thumbnail
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Video Thumbnail
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Video Thumbnail
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
Video Thumbnail
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
Video Thumbnail
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Video Thumbnail
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
Video Thumbnail
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
Video Thumbnail
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
Video Thumbnail
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
Video Thumbnail
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
Video Thumbnail
UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Video Thumbnail
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Video Thumbnail
BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.



Video Thumbnail
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park



Video Thumbnail
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play



Video Thumbnail
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences



Video Thumbnail
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park



Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99



Video Thumbnail
Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler



Video Thumbnail
CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN



Video Thumbnail
USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC



Video Thumbnail
Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game



Video Thumbnail
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic



Video Thumbnail
Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend



Video Thumbnail
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops



Video Thumbnail
Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell



Video Thumbnail
Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far



Video Thumbnail
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day



Video Thumbnail
Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win



Video Thumbnail
Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner



Video Thumbnail
Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego



Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season



Video Thumbnail
Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game



Video Thumbnail
Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win



Video Thumbnail
LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night



Video Thumbnail
ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare



Video Thumbnail
Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak



Video Thumbnail
Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015



Video Thumbnail
CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak



Video Thumbnail
Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second



Video Thumbnail
SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival



Video Thumbnail
WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win



Video Thumbnail
2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico



Video Thumbnail
Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


SCHEDULES

Twitter
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

West Coast Conference USD
» «