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April 30, 2018

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TOREROS CLOSE OUT ROAD SWING AT TEXAS TECH: The USD Torero baseball team (18-24, 9-12 WCC) will close out its eight game road swing with a nonconference Tuesday match-up at No. 9 Texas Tech University (33-12). Game time is 12:00 p.m. (PST) at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. USD will return to host a key 3-game WCC series with Gonzaga (22-19, 12-9 WCC) beginning on Friday at 6:00 pm. Parking for Friday’s game will be impacted with a San Diego Legion rugby match at 5:30 pm and a 6:00 p.m. USD softball game vs. BYU.

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 USDToreros.com or by calling 619-260-7550.

STREAM/STATS: The University of San Diego home games will be streamed on TheW.tv 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 www.usdtoreros.com.

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 Texas Tech game with a career USD record of 667-469-4 (.587). Including his six years at Cal Lutheran and five at San Francisco, Hill’s career record is 999-693-4 (.590). Remarkably he needs just one more win to reach the coveted 1,000-win milestone.

PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS FOR THE USD-TEXAS TECH GAME:
USD all-time series vs. Texas Tech: 1 win / 4 losses / 0 ties / TTU 4-game win streak
TUE: RHP Justin Friedman (1-2, 4.82 ERA) vs. RHP Ryan Sublette (0-2, 9.50 ERA)

SCHUYLER NAMED WCC RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Junior Jay Schuyler (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) has been named the West Coast Conference Rawlings Player of the Week. This past week he batted .636 over four games and over the weekend helped the Toreros to a series sweep over BYU. Schuyler totaled seven hits in 11 at-bats with two doubles, five RBIs, five runs scored, six walks and nine total bases. He had a .722 on-base percentage and a .818 slugging percentage. He started the week by going 3-for-3 with two walks in a road loss at UC Irvine. In Friday’s win over BYU he went 1-for-2 with three runs scored and three walks. In Saturday’s series winning victory he went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, one double and one walk. He improved his team-best numbers in the following areas: batting average (.353), runs (31), hits (61), HR (5) and total bases (87).

b> San Diego (20-24 / 9-12 WCC) enter the Texas Tech game riding a two game winning streak and with head coach Rich Hill in search of his 1,000th career victory as a head coach (31st season)... The Toreros opened last week with a 10-7 road loss at #29 UC Irvine... Jay Schuyler led the way with a 3-for-3 night with three RBIs and two walks... On Thursday USD was dealt a 9-1 loss by BYU with Cougar pitcher Jordan Wood limiting the Toreros to three hits and one run over 8.0 innings of work... Brhet Bewley (triple) and Tora Otsuka (double) had two of the hits... The Toreros ended their 5-game skid on Friday with an 11-6 victory over BYU... Junior RHP Paul Richan turned in another solid outing as he scattered eight hits and allowed three runs over 7.0 innings while totaling six strikeouts... Adam Kerner (2-for-5, 5 RBIs, grand slam) and Brhet Bewley (3-for-3, two runs, three RBIs) paced the offense... USD suffered a blow when freshman Tora Otsuka suffered a season ending knee injury on the base paths... In Sunday’s rubber game, sophomore LHP Chris Murphy battled for 8.0 innings to improve his record to 5-4 and Kerner had another big game with a 4-for-5 outing and two RBIs... Schuyler chipped in a 3-for-3 effort with two runs and two RBIs, and Jeff Houghtby finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs... For the season the Toreros are being paced by Jay Schuyler (.353 b.a., 61 hits, 5 HR, 29 RBIs, 31 runs), Tora Otsuka (.316 b.a., 55 hits, 30 runs), Adam Kerner (.283 b.a., 11 doubles, 19 RBIs) and Shane McGuire (.281 b.a., 38 hits, 5 doubles, 13 RBIs)... Brhet Bewley ranks first on the team with 31 RBIs... Daniel Gardner owns a team-high in doubles (12) and is second in runs scored (30)... Schuyler leads the squad with 20 multi-hit games and 61 hits (#4 WCC)... In WCC games only, a trio of freshmen are leading the offensive attack - Tora Otsuka (.342 b.a.) Shane McGuire (.338 b.a.) and Adam Kerner (.302)... Brhet Bewley leads with 19 RBIs and is followed by Kevin Collard (16) and Daniel Gardner (15)... Otsuka owns the team’s best hitting streak this season (10) while Paul Kunst owns the team’s best mark for consecutive games reaching base (16)... USD starters RHP Paul Richan (84 K’s over 75.2 innings) and LHP Chris Murphy (79 K’s over 65.2 innings) continue to be among the nation’s best in strikeouts... Entering the week Richan ranks #22 in the NCAA in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.00) and #37 in total strikeouts... Murphy ranked #47 in total strikeouts and #75 in strikeouts per nine innings (10.83)... Four former Toreros are currently on MLB rosters - Kris Bryant (Cubs), Sammy Solis (Nationals), Paul Sewald (Mets) and James Pazos (Mariners)... On the brink of MLB rosters - Kyle Holder (AAA-Yankees), Dylan Covey (AAA-White Sox) and PJ Conlon (AAA-Mets).

SCOUTING THE TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS: Texas Tech is one of the top baseball programs in the nation and owns a 33-12 overall record (11-7 Big 12)... Ranked #9 in the country they have gone 1-4 over their last five contests... Season leaders include sophomore INF Josh Jung (.396 b.a., 53 runs, 9 HR, 59 RBIs), sophomore INF/OF Grant Little (.386 b.a., 47 runs, 9 HR, 55 RBIs) and freshman INF Gabe Holt (.350 b.a., 48 runs)... Pitching is led by RHP Caleb Kilian (7-1, 1.75 ERA)... Head Coach Tim Tadlock is in his sixth season at the helm.


 

 

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