May 1, 2011
MORAGA, Calif.- The University of San Diego baseball team completed its West Coast Conference series sweep of the Saint Mary's Gaels with a 7-3 victory on Sunday afternoon from Louis Guisto Field. The Toreros (15-26, 6-6 WCC) improved their season-long winning streak to five games with the win, while the Gaels drop to 18-21 overall and 5-7 in WCC play.
Saint Mary's got on the board first as Gael catcher Toby DeMello plated three with a bases-loaded double in the second inning off USD starter Dylan Covey. Freshman Paul Paez was brought in out of the bullpen to relieve Covey, who went 1.2 innings, and proceeded to shut the Saint Mary's offense down for the remainder of his outing.
With Paez and the Torero defense putting up zeros, the Torero offense got to work in the top half of the fifth as senior second baseman Tony Strazzara led off the inning with a single through the left side. First baseman Bryan Haar followed with a base hit of his own. With two on and nobody out, center fielder Kevin Muno laid down a sacrifice bunt that pushed Strazzara and Haar up a base. Designated hitter Dillon Checkal then drove in Strazzara with an RBI ground out to second, while freshman third baseman Kris Bryant followed with a run-scoring single up the middle that brought home Haar to cut the Gaels' lead to one run at 3-2.
The Toreros would remain within one until the eighth when Muno connected for his second home run of the season, a solo shot to left field off SMC starter Kyle Barraclough that tied the game at three. USD would keep the pressure on as Bryant drew a walk from Barraclough and catcher Zack Kometani was hit by a pitch. Left fielder Corey LeVier's ensuing single to left field chased Barraclough from the game and gave the Toreros the bases loaded with one out.
Pinch hitter Scott Schauer wasted no time against new Gael pitcher Jordan Mills, as Schauer ripped a single down the left field line that scored Bryant and Kometani to give USD a 5-3 edge.
Later in the eighth, pinch runner Jon Hotta came across for the sixth Torero run when he scored on a wild pitch by Mills. Strazzara then picked up an RBI single to right center that plated Schauer and gave the Toreros their final 7-3 lead.
Muno and Strazzara each recorded two hits on the day, while Schauer led the team with his two RBI. DeMello led the Gael offense with a pair of hits and three RBI. Paez picked up the win to improve to 5-3 on the season as the lefty pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three hits, while striking out four and walking one. Barraclough was saddled with the loss, falling to 5-4 on the year, as he lasted 7.1 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, while striking out five and walking two.
The Toreros return to action Friday, May 6th when they open up a three-game WCC series at home against San Francisco with first pitch slated for 3:00 p.m.
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