Skip to main content
USD Holds on to Down BYU, 7-4, Advance to WCC Title Game
Kris Bryant's 31st home run swing.

May 24, 2013

Box Score

STOCKTON, Calif. - Behind a dominating pitching performance from junior lefty Louie Lechich, the University of San Diego baseball team held off a late Brigham Young University rally to claim a 7-4 win Friday evening in the West Coast Conference Tournament.

With the win, the Toreros improve to 34-23 overall and advance onto the WCC championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the University of San Francisco. With the loss, the Cougars finish the regular season at 32-21.

Lechich (4-4) held the normally potent BYU offense at bay, as he allowed just one hit going into seventh inning. He finished with allowing three runs on three hits in a career-high 6.2 innings of work, while striking out a pair of batters. BYU's Keaton Centatiempo (3-3) was saddled with the loss on the mound for the Cougars, as he allowed one run on one hit in 1.1 innings of work.

Offensively for the Toreros, Lechich led the way, as he went 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Connor Joe went 3-for-5 with one RBI.

The Toreros got on the scoreboard first, as they scored one run on one hit in the top of the second inning. Andrew Daniel got things started as he reached on an error, then moved to second on a wild pitch. Lechich then launched a RBI single to left field to score Daniel and give USD a 1-0 lead.

San Diego then added to their lead in the top of the fifth inning, as they scored three more runs. Kris Bryant led off the frame with his 31st home run of the season, setting the modern day BBCORE home run record. It was a solo shot. Two batters latter, Austin Bailey singled, then moved to third on a wild pitch. After Joe reached on a infield single, Austin Green hit a single to right field, scoring Bailey from third. Andrew Daniel then capped the scoring with an RBI single to give USD a 4-0 lead.

 

 

The Cougars finally were able to get to USD starting pitcherLechich in the bottom of the seventh inning, as they scored three runs to pull to within one. The BYU runs came on a Jaycob Brugman solo home run and a Kelton Caldwell 2-run homer to move the score to 4-3.

USD then came right back in the top of the eighth inning and scored a pair of insurance runs. The USD runs came on a Lucas Hagberg run-scoring double and a AJ Robinson bases-loaded walk to take a 6-3 lead.

BYU then took back a run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a Caldwell sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Brugman, who had doubled, to move the score to 6-4.

San Diego then added another insurance run in the top of the ninth on a Lechich RBI single to right field, which scored Joe, who had singled, to put the game at its final of 7-4.

VIDEO
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics

SCHEDULES

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

West Coast Conference USD
Top ^
» «