June 1, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The 23rd ranked university of San Diego baseball team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 26 New Mexico Friday afternoon in the first game of the UCLA Regional.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 40-16 and will play at 3 p.m. on Saturday against the loser of the UCLA and Creighton game. With the win, the Lobos improve to 37-22 overall and will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday against the winner of the UCLA and Creighton game.
The Lobos got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning, as they managed to score two runs on three hits. The UNM runs came on a Josh Mendez RBI double, and a Kyle Stiner RBI sacrifice bunt to give UNM a 2-0 lead.
USD's best scoring opportunity came in the bottom of the eighth inning. Lucas Hagberg led off with a walk and moved to second on a Louie Lechich single to left field. After a wild pitch moved both runners up a base, USD could not manage to push across either of the runners to leave the score at 2-0.
New Mexico then scored two runs in the top of the ninth on a DJ Peterson two-run homer to put the game at its final of 4-0.
Offensively for the Toreros, Kris Bryant led the way, as he went 3-for-4 with a double.
Michael Wagner (5-2) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros, as he allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out five in 5.1 innings of work. New Mexico's Austin House (8-5) picked up the win on the mound for the Lobos, as he allowed no runs on six hits in 7.0 innings of work.