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Toreros host Saint Mary's for three beginning Friday
April 11, 2018

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TOREROS HOST SAINT MARY’S FOR THREE-GAME SET: The USD Torero baseball team (16-17, 6-6 WCC) will host Saint Mary’s College (17-14, 6-6 WCC) for a three-game WCC set beginning on Friday, April 13, with a 6:00 p.m. contest. Saturday’s game will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by Sunday’s finale at 1:00 pm.

FOWLER PARK TICKETS: Single-game tickets for San Diego baseball are now on sale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 4-12). Group ticket pricing is also available for groups of 10 ($8) and 20 or more ($5). Season tickets are also available, starting at $150 and are available to young alumni for $75. Season tickets can be purchased on or by calling 619-260-7550.

STREAM/STATS: The University of San Diego home games will be streamed on with Jack Murray bringing you all of the action. Former Torero head coach John Cunningham will provide analysis when he is available. Live stats can also be found at

TORERO SKIPPER Rich Hill: Rich Hill has built the USD Toreros into one of the most successful Division I baseball programs on the West Coast. The 2018 season is Hill’s 31st year as a head coach at the collegiate level, and 20th at USD, having enjoyed 26 winning seasons in 30 years. Since taking over at USD in 1999, Hill has been remarkable in re-writing the school record book en route to claiming back-to-back West Coast Conference Championship titles in 2002 and 2003 and also claiming the WCC crown in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Under his leadership, USD produced three consecutive first round picks in Kris Bryant, Connor Joe and Kyle Holder (2013-15). USD has had 50 players sign a pro contract in the last nine years and has been tabbed the WCC preseason favorite for nine of the past eleven years. Hill enters the weekend series against Saint Mary’s with a career USD record of 663-462-4 (.589). Including his six years at Cal Lutheran and five at San Francisco, Hill’s career record is 995-686-4 (.592). Remarkably he needs just five more wins to reach the coveted 1,000 win club.

USD all-time series vs. SMC: 82 wins / 50 losses / 1 tie
FRI: RHP Paul Richan (2-4, 4.33 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Frank (2-4, 3.93 ERA)
SAT: LHP Chris Murphy (4-2, 4.44 ERA) vs. RHP Kevin Milam (4-2, 2.23 ERA)
SUN: LHP Nick Sprengel (1-1, 8.14 ERA) vs. LHP Ken Waldichuk (5-1, 0.96 ERA)

COLLARD NAMED RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Junior OF/DH Kevin Collard (Vista, Calif.) was named this week’s Rawlings WCC Player of the Week (April 9) after he led the Toreros to a WCC series win over LMU this past weekend. In four starts Collard batted .421 with a team-best eight hits in 19 at-bats. He totaled one home run, two doubles, six RBIs and scored five runs. He also had a team-best 13 total bases and finished with a .684 slugging percentage.

MURPHY HONORED BY SAN DIEGO HALL OF CHAMPIONS: Sophomore LHP Chris Murpy (Granada Hills, Calif.) has been named an Amatuer Star of the Month for March by the San Diego Hall of Champions. In five starts he finished 3-2, striking out 44 over 32.2 innings. He fashioned a 2.76 ERA, allowing 28 hits and 11 runs (10 earned). In an 8-2 win over Santa Clara, he struck out a personal-best 14 batters, limiting the Broncos to just one hit while allowing one run. He was named the Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 26) after striking out 11 in the team’s 9-0 win over Pacific.

TORERO TIDBITS: San Diego (16-17 / 6-6 WCC) won its third straight on Tuesday with a convincing 11-2 road win at UC Riverside... USD banged out 14 hits and was led by Brhet Bewley (3-for-4, 2 runs)... Jay Schuyler opened the game with a 1st inning home run (5th of season)... Six different pitchers limited UCR to five hits; Nate Kuchta (1-1) pitched 3.1 innings of relief, giving up just two hits to earn the win... In the rankings (April 11) USD is #1 in WCC strength of schedule (#18 overall), RPI (#77 overall) and owns 3 wins in RPI top-50 group (Arkansas, Indiana, Arizona)... USD leads the WCC in offense (.288) and fielding percentage (.981)... Last week USD claimed the WCC series over LMU with convincing wins on Saturday (11-4) and Sunday (18-6)... The week started with a tough 2-1 nonconference loss to UC Irvine in 11 innings, followed by Friday’s 4-3 contest to LMU to begin the weekend... Over the final two games against the Lions the Torero bats heated up as they combined for 29 runs on 32 hits... Besides Collard, the Rawlings WCC Player of the Week, USD was paced by Tora Otsuka (.500 b.a., 7 hits, 4 runs), Connor Doyle (.429 b.a., 4 runs, 1 HR), Jay Schuyler (.389 b.a., 6 runs, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBIs), Brhet Bewley (.308 b.a., 1 double, 1 HR), Shane McGuire (.294 b.a., 4 runs, 2 doubles) and Jeff Houghtby (1 double, a grand slam home run and 7 RBIs)... Redshirt freshman RHP Travis Kuhn made two appearances and allowed just three hits and one run (1.35 ERA) over 6.2 innings of work while striking out eight... He closed out the final 4.1 innings in Sunday’s 18-6 win to improve his season record to 3-0... Sophomore LHP Chris Murphy pitched 5.0 innings in Saturday’s 11-4 victory to improve to 4-2, and freshman Gabriel Ponce pitched the final four innings, scattering three hits and allowing no runs in picking up his first save of the year... On Saturday Shane McGuire was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored; he also reached base via a walk... Jay Schuyler went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs... In Friday’s opening loss to LMU, Kevin Collard and Brhet Bewley each hit home runs, with Bewley’s two-run blast knotting the score at 3-all in the 6th inning... Jay Schuyler hit his 4th home run of the season in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to UC Irvine... For the season the Toreros are being paced by Jay Schuyler (.355 b.a., 49 hits, 5 HR, 20 RBIs), Tora Otsuka (.321 b.a., 42 hits, 22 runs), Shane McGuire (.313 b.a., 30 hits, 11 RBIs), Kevin Collard (.299 b.a., 2 HR, 16 RBIs) and Paul Kunst (.286 b.a., 40 hits)... Daniel Gardner leads the team with 22 RBIs,10 doubles and 25 runs scored... Freshman Connor Doyle has made the most of his 24 at-bats with 8 hits (1 triple, 1 HR, 7 RBIs) for a .333 batting average... Schuyler leads the squad with 17 multi-hit games and is followed by Kunst (14) and Otsuka (13)... Schuyler’s WCC-leading 49 hits ranks #31n the NCAA... USD starters RHP Paul Richan (66 K’s over 54.0 innings) and LHP Chris Murphy (65 K’s over 46.2 innings) are among the nation’s best in strikeouts... Richan ranks #25 in the NCAA in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.33) and #23 in total strikeouts (66)... Murphy ranks #26 in total strikeouts (65) and #30 in strikeouts per nine innings (12.54).

SCOUTING THE SMC GAELS: The Gaels come to town with a record of 17-14 overall and tied with USD at 6-6 in the WCC... They’ve won two straight including a 5-3 nonconference home win over Nevada on Monday... Offensively they have been paced by RS-junior INF Austin Chauvin (.282 b.a.) and RS-sophomore Matt Green (.354 b.a., 20 games)... The pitching has been the key led by sophomore LHP Ken Waldichuk (5-1, 0.96 ERA, 77 strikeouts) and sophomore RHP Kevin Milam (4-2, 2.23 ERA, 43 strikeouts)... Head Coach Eric Valenzuela, a former USD assistant, is in his 5th season (131-125, 60-60 WCC).

The Last Meeting
San Diego4
Saint Mary's6
May 7, 2017
Moraga, Calif.
Grand slam sinks Toreros 6-4
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 15-9 in conference play, but still hold a slim half-game lead over Saint Mary’s (13-8) for fourth place. The top four teams advance to the WCC Championships at the end of May.



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