Six-Run 12th Leads USD to Victory Over USF
USDTOREROS.COM Kalei Hanawahine.
USDTOREROS.COM
Kalei Hanawahine.
USDTOREROS.COM

May 1, 2010

Box Score

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - A 6-run top of the 12th inning lifted the 24th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team to a thrilling 10-4 victory over the University of San Francisco Saturday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond.

With the win, the Toreros remain undefeated in the WCC at 11-0, while moving to 25-16 overall. With the loss, the Dons fall to 22-22 overall and fall to 5-5 in the WCC.

With the game tied at 4-4 heading into the top of the 12th inning, San Diego went to work. With one out, Nick McCoy got things started with a single to left center. Kalei Hanawahine then launched a run-scoring triple to centerfield, which pushed across McCoy and began the offensive explosion. After Zach Walters was intentionally walked, back to back hit batters then pushed across Hanawahine for the second runoff the inning. Chris Engell then pushed across the next two runs on a two-run single, and the final two runs came on RBI singles by James Meador and Dillon Checkal to put the game at its final of 10-4.

The Toreros wasted no time in scoring as they pushed across one run on two hits in the first inning. Kevin Muno got things started with a lead-off single to left center, and he moved to second on a steal. After Tony Strazzara drew a walk, James Meador would load the bases with an infield single. Zack Kometani then drove in Muno with a slow rolling ground out to the second baseman to give the Toreros an early 1-0 lead.

 

 

USD then score a pair of runs in the top of the third inning on a Strazzara run-scoring double, and a Kometani RBI single to give the Toreros all the momentum with a 3-0 lead.

The Dons would begin to chip away at the lead scoring one run in the fourth, one in the fifth and scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take its first lead of the series at 4-3.

San Diego would then respond with one run in the top of the sixth inning to tie things up on a Muno RBI single to set up the dramatic finish.

Sammy Solis turned in one of his most dominating performance of his career in a no-decision as he allowed four runs, two earned, on five hits, while striking out nine in the longest outing of his career, 9.0 innings. Matt Thomson (1-2) then came in and continued to shut down the Dons as he picked up his first win of the season, allowing no runs on three hits in 3.0 innings of work. Matt Hiserman (1-1) was saddled with the loss for the Dons as he allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings of work.

Offensively for the Toreros, Meador led the way as he went 5-for-7 with one RBI. Muno also had a good day at the plate as he went 3-for-6 with two RBI.

San Diego and USF will return to action on Sunday as they conclude the three-game series at Benedetti Diamond with a 1 p.m. game.

VIDEO
Video Thumbnail
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Video Thumbnail
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Video Thumbnail
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
Video Thumbnail
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
Video Thumbnail
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Video Thumbnail
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
Video Thumbnail
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
Video Thumbnail
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
Video Thumbnail
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
Video Thumbnail
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
Video Thumbnail
UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Video Thumbnail
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Video Thumbnail
BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.



Video Thumbnail
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park



Video Thumbnail
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play



Video Thumbnail
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences



Video Thumbnail
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park



Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99



Video Thumbnail
Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler



Video Thumbnail
CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN



Video Thumbnail
USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC



Video Thumbnail
Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game



Video Thumbnail
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic



Video Thumbnail
Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend



Video Thumbnail
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops



Video Thumbnail
Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell



Video Thumbnail
Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far



Video Thumbnail
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day



Video Thumbnail
Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win



Video Thumbnail
Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner



Video Thumbnail
Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego



Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season



Video Thumbnail
Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game



Video Thumbnail
Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win



Video Thumbnail
LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night



Video Thumbnail
ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare



Video Thumbnail
Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak



Video Thumbnail
Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015



Video Thumbnail
CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak



Video Thumbnail
Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second



Video Thumbnail
SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival



Video Thumbnail
WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win



Video Thumbnail
2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico



Video Thumbnail
Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


SCHEDULES

Twitter
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

West Coast Conference USD
» «