March 28, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team scored four unanswered runs to stun the No. 2 ranked Oregon State University Beavers, 7-4, Thursday evening in a non-conference game at Fowler Park.
The Toreros (17-9) got on the scoreboard first, as in the bottom of the second inning, then pushed across a pair of runs on no hits. Connor Joe got things going as he reached on an error by the shortstop. After Andrew Daniel drew a walk, AJ Robinson reached on an error by the pitcher, moving Joe to third and Daniel to second. Lucas Hagberg then drew a bases-loaded walk to score the first run, and Chris Woolley was hit by a pitch with the bases-loaded to score the second run, giving USD a 2-0 lead.
The Beavers then answered back in the top of the third inning, as they scored three runs on two hits. The OSU runs came on RBI singles by Andy Peterson and Michael Conforto, and a Dylan Davis sacrifice fly to give OSU a 3-2 advantage.
San Diego answered right back in the bottom of the third inning, as Kris Bryant led off the inning with his 13th home run of the season, a solo shot over the right field fence to pull the Toreros even with Oregon State at 3-3.
The two teams then scored one run each in the fourth inning, before USD would put the game out of reach with one run in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, to put the game at its final of 7-4.
Bryant led the Torero offense, as he went 3-for-5 with one home run and three RBI. Louie Lechich also had a good day at the plate, as he went 2-for-4 with two triples, one RBI and two runs scored. Daniel was the final USD player to record multiple hits, as he went 2-for-3 with one run scored.
(2-2) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed no runs on one hit in 1.1 innings of work. Max Homick
picked up his third save of the season, as he allowed no runs on no hits in 1.0 innings of work. OSU's Taylor Starr (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Beavers, as he allowed one run on three hits in 2.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will resume their series with Oregon State on Friday a with a 6 p.m. game at Fowler Park.