April 5, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. - The University of San Diego baseball team dropped a 15-0 decision to No. 1 Arizona State University Monday afternoon in a non-conference game at Packard Stadium.
ASU (26-1) got on the scoreboard first as then took advantage of one USD fielding error to score on unearned run and one earned run. Drew Maggi reached on a error, then stole second and was brought home on a Riccio Torrez RBI single and the final Sun Devil run came on a Zach Wilson RBI single to give ASU a 2-0 lead.
The Sun Devils then tacked on three runs in the bottom of the second inning on a Maggie RBI single, Kole Calhoun RBI single and a USD fielding error to give ASU a 5-0 lead.
The Sun Devils would then score one run in each of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings before putting the game out of reach with a six-run seventh inning to cap the scoring for the day and put the game at its final of 15-0.
San Diego (14-13) had its best scoring opportunity not go its way in the top of the sixth inning as Matt Moynihan got things started with an infield single to second base. Moynihan then moved to second on a pass ball and moved to third on a James Meador ground out, but USD was unable to push him across, preserving the shutout for ASU.
Offensively for the Toreros, Matt Moynihan led the way as he went 2-for-2. Mike Ferraro moved his hitting streak to seven games as he went 1-for-3.
Kyle Blair (2-3) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros as he allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits in 1.0 innings of work. ASU's Brady Rogers (2-1) was credited with the win for the Sun Devils as he allowed no runs on four hits in 7.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday as they conclude this two-game series with the Sun Devils at 5 p.m.