May 8, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The sixth-ranked University of San Diego baseball team used solid pitching and timely hitting to record a 4-1 win over No. 13 UC Irvine in the final regular-season home game of the season Tuesday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 39-14 overall, have won their 10th consecutive game, defeated their fourth ranked team of the season and have tied the program record for single-season wins. With the loss, the Anteaters fall to 31-14-1 overall.
USD's starting pitcher Ricardo Pecina was able to hold the normally potent UCI bats at bay as the young sophomore south paw allowed one run, while scattering four hits and striking out a season-high five batters in 5.2 innings of work. Russell Holzhauer (2-1) picked up the win on the mound as he allowed no runs on one hit in 1.1 innings of work. Anthony Slama picked up his second save of the season allowing no runs on one hit in 2.0 innings of work.
The Toreros broke into the scoring column first as they scored one run on three hits in the bottom of the fourth inning. Logan Gelbrich got things started with a single to right field and he moved to third on Sean Nicol's single through the left side. Kevin Hansen then laid down a squeeze bunt to first base, which allowed Gelbrich to come across for the lone run of the inning, giving USD a 1-0 lead.
The Anteaters then evened the score in the top of the sixth inning scoring one run on a Bryan Patterson RBI single to left field.
San Diego answered back in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring three runs on two hits. Mike Metzger got things rolling with a walk and he moved to second on a pass ball. After Metzger advanced to third on a Justin Snyder ground out, Jordan Abruzzo hit a high chopper to the first baseman that took a bad hop over the first baseman's head, to give Abruzzo an RBI single. Shane Buschini did the rest with his 13th-home run of the season, a two-run shot over the right field fence to put the game at its final of 4-1.
Offensively for the Toreros, Abruzzo and Gelbrich both recorded multiple hits on the day with Abruzzo going 2-for-4 with one RBI and Gelbrich going 2-for-3.
Wes Etheridge (9-4) was saddled with the loss for the Anteaters as he allowed three runs on two hits in 2.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will conclude the regular season with a three-game road WCC series at Santa Clara University this weekend. Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
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