April 6, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. - The University of San Diego baseball team dropped a heartbreaking 11-6 decision to No. 1 Arizona State University Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Packard Stadium.
San Diego (14-14) got on the scoreboard first as in the top of the second inning USD scored five runs on five hits. With two outs, Zack Kometani got things started with a single, and back-to-back walks issued to Nick McCoy and Kevin Muno loaded the bases. Chris Engell then cleared the bases with a three-run double to right centerfield. James Meador kept things rolling with a run-scoring double to right centerfield and Tony Strazzara drove in Meador with a RBI single to give USD a 5-0 lead.
ASU then took back a run in the bottom of the third inning as the Sun Devils scored their run on a Zach MacPhee RBI single, which scored Andrew Aplin, who had singled to move the score to 5-1 in favor of the Toreros.
The Sun Devils (27-1) continued to chip away at the lead as in the bottom of the fourth inning they scored two runs on a two-run homer by Jimmy Patterson to cut the lead to two at 5-3.
A pair of unearned runs then came across in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie things up, then ASU took a two run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning to move the score to 7-5.
San Diego was able to cut that lead in half in the top of the eighth inning as they scored one run on two hits. With two outs, Nick McCoy got things started with a single and he moved to second on a wild pitch. Dillon Checkal moved McCoy to third on a single to left field, then back-to-back hit batters pushed across the run to move the score to 8-7.
ASU then responded with a four run bottom half of the eighth inning to put the game at its final of 11-6.
Matt Hauser (2-1) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros as he allowed six runs, four earned, on six hits in 1.1 innings of work. ASU's Mitchell Lambson (3-0) picked up the win as he allowed no runs no hits in 2.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday when they open West Coast Conference play against Loyola Marymount at Cunningham Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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