April 16, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Junior All-American Kris Bryant launched a pair of home runs, and senior catcher Austin Green added one of his own to help lift the University of San Diego baseball team to a thrilling 7-5 win over UC Santa Barbara Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Fowler Park.
The Gauchos (18-17) got on the scoreboard first as they pushed across three runs in the top of the third inning. The UCSB runs came on a Brandon Trinkwon 2-run double and a Tyler Kuresa run-scoring double to give the visitors a 3-0 lead.
USD (21-15) answered right back in the bottom half of the inning, as they scored a pair of runs. With two outs, Dillon Checkal got things going with a single. Kris Bryant then launched his 16th home run of the season, a two-run blast over the left field fence to move the score to 3-2.
In the fourth inning, USD had the Long ball working in the favor yet again, as they took the lead. With two outs, Lucas Hagberg drew a walk and moved to second on an Andrew Daniel single. Logan Davis then hit a RBI single to centerfield, scoring Hagberg and moving Daniel to third. Austin Green then unleashed his second home run in as many games, a three-run shot to left field to give USD a 6-3 lead.
A Bryant solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning then gave USD a 7-4 lead. This home run gave Bryant 17 on the season, just one shy of the USD single-season record, set 25 years ago by Dave Rolls.
UCSB would manage to score on run in the sixth and one in the eighth to put the game at its final of 7-5.
Offensively for the Toreros, Bryant led the way, as he went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI. Green also had a good day, as he went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
Jack Shannon (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed no runs on three hits in 1.1 innings of work. Max Homick came on and picked up his fourth save of the season, as he allowed no runs on no hits in 1.0 innings of work. UCSB's Connor Baits (1-1) was saddled with the loss on the mound for the Gauchos, as he allowed six runs on six hits in 4.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday, as they resume West Coast Conference play with a 6 p.m. road game at Santa Clara University.
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