April 14, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 19th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team cruised to a 4-1 win over La Salle University Saturday afternoon in game one of a double-header at Cunningham Stadium.
The Toreros (27-8) wasted no time in scoring, as the pushed across one run on two hits in the bottom of the first inning. Back-to-back stand-up doubles by Andrew Daniel and Connor Joe led off the inning and gave USD a 1-0 lead.
San Diego then doubled their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on Kris Bryant's ninth home run of the season, a solo shot off the scoreboard in left field.
The Explores (16-17) then cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh inning, as a Zack Feierstein run-scoring double to move the score to 2-1.
USD answered right back in the bottom of the seventh inning, as they scored two runs. Louie Lechich led off the inning with single, and moved to second on a throwing error by the La Salle second baseman. After Julian Duran moved Lechich to third on a sacrifice bunt, Daniel was hit by a pitch. Jon Hotta then laid down a squeeze sacrifice bunt, scoring Lechich from third and moving Daniel to second. Kris Bryant then drove in Daniel with an RBI single to left field to give USD a 4-1 lead.
Offensively for the Toreros, Bryant led the way as he went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Connor Joe also had a great day as he went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, while Daniel went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
Calvin Drummond (7-2) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed one run on seven hits in 6.2 innings of work. Michael Wagner came on and picked up his 16th save of the season, as he allowed no runs on one hit in 2.0 innings of work. La Salle's Eric Van Wyk (3-4) was saddled with the loss for the Explores as he allowed four runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings of work.
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