April 21, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team cruised to a 6-3 West Coast Conference win over Santa Clara University Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 24-15 overall, move to 9-6 in the WCC and have now won four consecutive games. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 9-28 overall and remain winless in the WCC at 0-15.
Kris Bryant hit his fourth home run in as many games, a solo shot in the seventh, and has now tied the USD career home run record at 43 with Sean Baron, who set the record back in 1988. Overall today, Bryant went 1-for-4 with a home run and one RBI. AJ Robinson also had a good day at the plate, as he went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
PJ Conlon (6-0) picked up his second win of the week on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed no runs on five hits, while striking out a career-high nine batters. Trevor Bayless came in and picked up the save for USD, as he allowed no runs on one hit in 1.1 innings of work. SCU's Powell Fansler (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Broncos, as he allowed three runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work.
San Diego got on the scoreboard first, as they pushed across two runs on four hits in the top of the fourth inning. Lucas Hagberg got things started as he led off the frame with a single, and he moved to second on an Andrew Daniel single. Chris Woolley then drove in both runners with a single up the middle to give USD a 2-0 lead.
USD then scored one run in the fifth on a Daniel sacrifice fly, and one run the seventh inning on Bryant's nation's-best 20th home run of the season, the Broncos were able to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. USD then scored a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth to put the game at its final of 6-3.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday, as they host UC Riverside in a 6 p.m. non-conference game at Fowler Park.