April 8, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. - The University of San Diego baseball team dropped its West Coast Conference opener to No. 24 Gonzaga University, 10-2, Friday evening at Washington Trust Field at Paterson Complex.
The Toreros, (7-20, 0-1 WCC) got on the scoreboard first, as they pushed across one run on two hits in the top of the first inning. Kevin Muno led off the game with a single through the left side. After Muno stole second, Bryan Haar drove him in with an RBI single to give USD a 1-0 lead.
The Zags (17-9, 1-0 WCC) then responded with three runs on two hits in the bottom half of the first inning. The GU runs came on a Cameron Edman sacrifice fly, and a Marco Gonzales two-run single to give GU a 3-1 lead.
The Toreros then cut the lead down to one run in the top of the third inning, scoring one run on two hits. Haar got things started with an infield single, then stole second and third. Scott Schauer drove in Haar with an infield single to move the score to 3-2.
The Bulldogs then went on to score two runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings as well as one run in the fourth inning to put the game at its final of 10-2.
Offensively for the Toreros, Haar led the way as he went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored.
James Pazos (1-3) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros, as he allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits in 2.2 innings of work. GU's Ryan Carpenter (4-1) picked up the win as he allowed two runs on six hits in 7.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Saturday as they continue the three-game series with Gonzaga. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.