May 8, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif.- It was a back-and-forth Mother's Day marathon at Cunningham Stadium on Sunday afternoon, but the University of San Diego baseball team prevailed with a 12-8 victory over the San Francisco Dons. With the win, the Toreros (17-27, 8-7 WCC) climb above .500 in West Coast Conference action on the year and snap the Dons' (25-22, 11-4 WCC) streak of three-straight WCC series wins in which USF had swept their conference opponents in all three of those series.
In a game that took two hours just to finish four innings of play, the Dons started things by putting up three runs in the first inning. After USD starter Darrin Campbell got center fielder Pete Lavin to fly out to open the contest, Dons right fielder Connor Bernatz took Campbell deep to left field for his second home run of the year, putting USF up 1-0 early. Campbell was relieved by left hander Max MacNabb after walking the next hitter and allowing a double to designated hitter Travis Higgs. Left fielder Ted LeMasters would eventually drive a single through the right side that scored two Don runners, giving USF a 3-0 advantage.
In the bottom half of the first, center fielder Kevin Muno, who is approaching the USD career steals record, swiped second and third after walking to leadoff the inning. Third baseman Kris Bryant drove Muno in with a sacrifice fly to center field that put the score at 3-1 in favor of San Francisco.
In the top of the third, USF tacked on another run with an RBI double by LeMasters down the right field line that scored first baseman Nik Balog, who had doubled and advanced to third on a passed ball earlier in the inning.
The Dons would add another run in the fourth when they got back-to-back doubles from Lavin and Bernatz, putting them up 5-1.
USD would answer, however, as they exploded in the bottom of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead, one of three lead changes in the game. The Toreros reached base with their first three hitters on a walk, hit by pitch and walk, respectively, that ended USF starter Jordan Remer's outing after 3.0 innings. When right hander Cameron Love came out of the bullpen for the Dons, pinch hitter Dillon Checkal drew an RBI walk that made the score 5-2.
Muno then came up with a rope to left field that drove in a run and chased Love from the game. Against new USF pitcher Elliott Waterman, first baseman Bryan Haar picked up another USD run with a sacrifice fly to center field that plated shortstop Julian Duran and cut the Toreros' deficit to one at 5-4. Then catcher Zack Kometani grabbed the lead with his two-out, two-run triple that skipped past a diving Bernatz in right field.
The lead would be short-lived, however, as the Dons came back in the top of the sixth with a run on a solo home run from LeMasters, his third of the season, off Torero reliever Michael Wagner, tying the game at 6-6. In the top of the sixth, USF got runners on second and third with one out after a sacrifice bunt from Higgs. After Balog was intentionally walked by USD left hander Paul Paez, second baseman Jason Mahood drove in two runs with a single to right centerfield that put USF up 8-6. Paez managed to work out of the jam when he got LeMasters to strike out and Kometani caught Balog trying to steal third on the play.
Not to be outdone, the Toreros bounced right back by posting two runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth on a monster, two-out home run to right center fielder by Bryant, his team-leading eighth of the year.
With the score knotted at eight heading into the bottom of the eighth, Bryant again delivered with an RBI double that barely stayed fair as it bounced past third base and into the left field corner, scoring pinch runner Cody Lewis and putting the Toreros up 9-8. Kometani would come up next and drop a soft blooper in front of Lavin in centerfield that brought home two more USD runs and increased the Torero lead to 11-8.
Left fielder Corey LeVier, who earlier in the game extended his hitting streak to 10 games, singled to left center, putting runners on first and second with one out. After right fielder Scott Schauer reached on a fielder's choice, the Toreros had runners on first and third with two down, whereupon Kometani would score on a passed ball that would turn out to be the final run of the day as left hander James Pazos came in to close out in the bottom of the ninth.
Kometani led the Toreros with a 3-for-5 day at the plate and four RBI, while Bryant also drove in four with his two extra base hits, including the home run. Altogether five Toreros collected at least two hits on the day. The Dons got a 3-for-5 day from Lavin and 3-for-4 effort from LeMasters, who drove in four runs.
Paez (6-4) picked up his team-leading sixth win after throwing 3.1 innings in relief, allowing two runs on three hits, while striking out two and walking three. Waterman (6-1) was saddled with his first loss of the season as he tallied 4.0 innings pitched in which he allowed four runs on six hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
USD returns to action on Tuesday, May 10th when they host UC Riverside in non-conference action from Cunningham Stadium at 3:00 p.m.
North Dakota State Preview
USD goes on to play in the second round of the FCS Playoffs against NDSU
Torero Timeout with Lauren Fuller
Learn some quick facts about USD Women's Volleyball Sophomore Lauren Fuller as she grabs her dinner
USD Football Makes Team History in FCS Playoffs
San Diego heads to the second round of the FCS Playoffs for the first time
USD Volleyball 2016 NCAA Selection Show
USD will play Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
Torero Timeout with Brian Riley
Get to know Senior and Co-Captain Riley during his workout
USD Football Reacts to FCS Playoff Selection Show
USD will play Cal Poly in first round of the FCS Playoffs
USD Football Does the Mannequin Challenge
USD goes undefeated in the PFL after a win against Campbell on Saturday
Football Plays Last Game of the 2016 PFL Season
USD will be undefeated if they come home with a win at Campbell Saturday
USD Clinched PFL Championship Title
San Diego defeated Stetson 42-7 and will go on to compete in the FCS Playoffs
Senior Night and Last Home Game for USD Football
USD Plays for PFL Championship title
Men's Basketball Season Opener Friday Night
The USD Toreros play at SDSU November 11th for their first game of the season
USD Won Exhibition Game Saturday Night
San Diego defeated UDLAP with a score of 49-25
USD Play Exhibition Game Against Team From Mexico
San Diego plays Universidad de las Americas Puebla November 5th at 4
San Diego Seniors and Coaches Attend Media Day
Seniors Bailey & Hood and Coaches Fisher & Lamont attend the 2016-17 WCC Basketball Tip-Off
USD Cross Country Competes in Home Race
Hughes and Burke finish first of the USD teams
Sixth PFL Game Against Marist
The two undefeated team in the PFL go head to head Saturday morning
USD Beats Valparaiso at Home
San Diego football won it's fifth straight PFL game of the season
Toreros Play LMU & Pepperdine at Home
No. 5 USD Volleyball play LMU on Thursday night and Pepperdine Saturday Afternoon
USD Hosts Valparaiso
The Toreros take on Valparaiso at home Saturday afternoon
Women's Soccer Plays BYU at Home
After a win at Gonzaga the Toreros take on BYU in the Torero Stadium
USD Women Lead Softball Clinic
USD Softball worked with Montgomery Middle School in community service project
USD Plays Drake In Fourth PFL Game Of The Season
The Toreros travel to Iowa in hopes of continuing their undefeated PFL season
The Rise (1973-84)
Short documentary on men's basketball's jump to DI and their first WCC championship
San Diego Beats Davidson 52-3
USD now 3-0 in the PFL
Sixth Man Night: The Rise
Men's Basketball fundraiser brings together alumni, student-athletes and the USD community
Thrive Elementary Visits Men's Soccer Team
Toreros put on skills clinic for local children
Meet the Toreros: Allyson Eylers
Freshman setter from Gilbert, Arizona
USD Receives Award From Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Legacy Award goes to USD for football and baseball's work with the athlete-mentor program
USD plays Davidson in Torero Stadium for Homecoming Weekend
Toreros play Davidson hoping to take home the 25th straight PFL home victory
Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.