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USDTOREROS.COM Switch-hitting infielder Freddy Sandoval
Switch-hitting infielder Freddy Sandoval

May 11, 2004

Box Score

(Irvine, CA; Anteater Ballpark) - San Diego continues to establish its case for an at-large berth into the NCAA Regionals after a 6-3 road victory over No. 21 UC Irvine. San Diego has totaled 31 wins against one of the nation's toughest schedules, and Tuesday's triumph over Irvine (31-14-1) was the fourth for USD (31-21) against an opponent currently ranked in the national polls. Randy Curtis hit a go-ahead single in the seventh and Kyle Collins pitched five scoreless innings to pick up his sixth win.

Torero freshman lefty Nate Boman was called upon to make his first start in over two months. After being moved into the role of USD's closer in early March, Boman strung together 23 consecutive scoreless innings in 12 appearances, recording five saves in as many chances.

After retiring the first five batters he faced Tuesday, Boman gave up three runs in the third inning on a pair of homeruns. A solo shot by Andy Amara and two-run job courtesy of Jaime Martinez put the Anteaters in front 3-1. Boman dealt four complete innings, registering four K's and allowing three runs on six hits.

Kyle Collins (6-1), who hurled eight shutout frames against Gonzaga on Friday, won his sixth consecutive decision working five scoreless innings in relief of Boman on Tuesday. Collins, the WCC's April Pitcher of the Month, allowed just five hits and punched out five Anteater batters. Collins owns a 1.40 ERA over eight appearances and 51.1 innings since March 28th.

Freddy Sandoval hit his team-leading eighth homerun in the second inning, taking a first pitch offering from Irvine starter Justin Cassel over the 405 sign in straightaway centerfield. With USD trailing 3-1 in the fourth, Sandoval doubled to left-center off Irvine lefty Glenn Swanson, increasing Sandoval's season average against left-handed pitching to .466 (21-45).



Sandoval's fourth-inning double moved Keoni Ruth to third base and Joey Prast drew a two-out walk to load the bases. Irvine shortstop Chad Lundahl muffed a routine groundball off the bat of USD's Jose Ortega, allowing Ruth to score from third and San Diego trailed 3-2. With the bases still loaded Swanson ended the USD threat in the fourth by striking out Joe Wickman looking.

Joey Prast joined the homerun party in the seventh, hitting his 26th career long ball off junior Michael Koehler (1-1) to even the score at 3-3. Koehler then walked Ortega and was pulled in favor of David Huff, who gave up the lead when Randy Curtis singled home Ortega on a two-out base hit to leftfield. The Toreros added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth on a Sandoval sac fly and a bloop single by Prast.

On the night Sandoval was 3-for-3, with three RBI's a homerun and double. Ruth went 2-for-4 and Prast enjoyed a 2-for-3 evening, homering and driving in two.

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UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
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Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
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Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
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Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
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Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
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BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.

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

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

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Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

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

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

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

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Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

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Torero Community Service

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

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Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

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Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

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Volleyball Tournament Preview

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


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