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13-Run Third Inning Propels USD to 18-5 Wn Over Gonzaga

April 24, 2010

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a 13-run second inning, in which the University of San Diego recorded 13 consecutive hits, the Toreros cruised to a 18-5 win over Gonzaga University in a West Coast Conference game at Cunningham Stadium Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Toreros improve to 22-15 overall, remain perfect in WCC action at 8-0, the best start in WCC action in program history, and run their winning streak to five games. With the loss, the Zags fall to 13-26-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the WCC.

With the game knotted at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning, San Diego would send 18 batters to plate, and with one out, the Toreros strung together a program record 11 consecutive hits, 13 total hits, to record 13 runs and put the game completely out of reach with a 14-1 lead. Kevin Muno got things started with a single, moved to second on a balk, then stole third. Chris Engell drove in Muno with a RBI single through the right side. After Strazzara singled to move Engell to second, James Meador hit his fourth home run of the season, a three-run blast over the left field fence to give USD a 5-1 edge. Zach Walters kept the momentum going with a single to left field and a Nick McCoy single moved Walters to third. Zack Kometani then doubled in Walters and moved McCoy to third. Scott Schauer then drove in McCoy and Bryan Haar drove in the next two runs with a triple to right centerfield to push the USD lead to 9-1. Muno then singled through the left side driving in Haar and Engell moved Muno to third with a single up the middle. After a pitching change, Tony Strazzara reached on a fielder's choice, which scored Muno from third and moved Engell all the way to third. Meador then hit an RBI single to left field, scoring Engell and moving Strazzara to second. After Walters capped the 13 consecutive hits with a single through the right side to load the bases, McCoy would get hit by a pitch to push across run number 12 of the inning. Kometani then pushed across the final run when he reached on a fielder's choice to give USD all the runs their would need.

 

 

The Zags would eventually get to the USD bullpen after Sammy Solis (7-1) turned in a dominating performance on the mound allowing one run on three hits, while striking out nine in 6.0 innings of work in picking up the win for the Toreros. The GU runs came in the seventh inning as they pushed across three runs, and added one more in the top of the eighth before San Diego erased those runs with a four-run bottom of the eighth inning to out the game at its final of 18-5.

Offensively for the Toreros, Meador led the way as he went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI. Both Muno and Engell also had 4-hit days, as Muno went 4-for-6 with two RBI and four runs scored and Engell went 4-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored. Every Toreros that was sent to the plate recorded at least one hit as USD pounded out a season-high 24 hits as a team.

GU's Andrew Daner (1-4) was saddled with the loss as he allowed 12 runs on 14 hits in 2.1 innings of work.

The Toreros and Bulldogs will return to action on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game at Cunningham Stadium.

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