June 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Behind a dominating pitching performance from junior lefty Dylan Covey, the 25th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team ended the season for San Diego State University Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win in an elimination game at the UCLA Regional.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 36-24 overall, and will advance on to another elimination game on Saturday against the loser of the Cal Poly and UCLA game. With the loss, the Aztecs finish the season with a 31-31 overall record.
Covey (5-4) had his longest outing of the season, as he went 7.2 innings, while allowing three runs, and scattering four hits. Covey kept the normally potent SDSU bats at bay, and retired 10 of 11 batters at one point in the game. Freshman right-hander Troy Conyersthen came on to pick up a save, as he allowed no runs on one hit in 1.1 innings of work. SDSU's starting pitcher Michael Cederoth (3-9) was saddled with the loss for the Aztecs, as he allowed four runs, three earned, on two hits in 4.1 innings of work.
The Aztecs got on the scoreboard first, as they scored one run on two hits in the top of the second inning. Ryan Muno doubled off the right field fence and moved to third on a Matt Munoz groundout to the second baseman. Brad Haynal then drove on Muno with a RBI single to centerfield to give the Aztecs a 1-0 lead.
SDSU then doubled their lead in the top of the third inning, as they scored one run on a Muno sacrifice fly to left, which scored Greg Allen, who led off the frame with a walk, to move the score to 2-0.
The Toreros exploded offensively in the bottom of the fifth inning. Dillon Checkal led off the frame with a single up the middle and moved to second when AJ Robinson was hit by a pitch. After Checkal moved to third on a Kris Bryant fly out to right field, back-to-back walks to Austin Bailey and Connor Joe scored Checkal for the first run. Austin Green the ripped a single through the left side to push across the next two runs. On the same play, the SDSU left fielder committed a fielding error, which allowed Joe and Green to move to third and second. Andrew Danielthen hit a rocket shot to left field, that fell into the left fielder's glove near the warning track, which scored Joe from third, then the SDSU shortstop committed a throwing error on a throw to third, which allowed Green to come home for the final run of the inning to give USD a 5-3 lead.
The Toreros then tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth inning. With two outs, Robinson got things started with a single to centerfield, and he moved to second when Bryant was hit in the head with a pitch. Bailey then hit a bloop single to left field, scoring Robinson to give USD a 6-3 lead.
SDSU then took back a run in the top of the eighth inning, on a Tyler France RBI single to center field, and on the same play, a second run nearly scored, but USD centerfielder Louie Lechich uncorked a throw from centerfield that hosed Muno at the plate to retire the side and leave the score at 6-3.
Offensively for the Toreros, Green led the way, as he went 1-for-4 with two RBI, while six other Toreros recorded one hit a piece.
Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics