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Toreros Undone by Early Rally
May 15, 2018

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – San Diego fell behind early as No. 2 Oregon State flexed its offensive muscle to defeat the Toreros, 19-6, in seven innings on Tuesday evening at Goss Stadium.

USD (23-32) could not slow down the Beavers (40-8-1) potent offense which produced 13 runs in the first two innings to take a commanding lead it would not relinquish.

Nick Sprengel took over on the mound with two outs in the second inning and did well to slow Oregon State’s offense, retiring six of the first seven batters he faced. He provided stability for the Toreros on the hill and finished the final 4 1/3 innings.

The Toreros did most of their damage in the top of the sixth inning, rallying for four runs on a pair of hits. Daniel Gardner produced a sacrifice fly, while Jeff Houghtby added an RBI-single to help ignite the rally.

Facing a 19-4 deficit in the seventh, the Toreros continued to battle and Paul Kunst led off the inning with a solo home run on the first pitch of the at-bat. Daniel Gardner contributed his second RBI of the game later in the inning with an infield-single to cut USD’s deficit to 19-6.

The Toreros were unable to continue the rally to cut into the Beavers lead further and the game concluded due to the 10-run rule.

The future remains bright for the Toreros which expect to return a majority of its starting lineup and welcome a talented incoming freshman class.


 

 

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