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Toreros head to Pacific Northwest for five games
May 10, 2018

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The Last Meeting
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March 19, 2017
Fowler Park
Garcia & Adams power Toreros to series sweep
Roman Garcia and Riley Adams each hit two home runs to lift the No. 25 Torero baseball team (13-4, 3-0) to an 8-2 win over Portland. Paul Richan pitched 7.2 strong innings, allowing just two runs and five hits and striking out eight to help the Toreros sweep the Pilots in their first WCC series.

TOREROS CLOSE OUT SEASON WITH FIVE GAMES ON THE ROAD: The USD Torero baseball team (21-29, 10-14 WCC) will close out the 2018 campaign with five road games in the Pacific Northwest. USD will take on Portland (17-26, 9-12 WCC) in a three-game WCC series beginning Friday at Joe Etzel Field with a 6:00 p.m. contest. Saturday's second game will also be at 6:00 p.m., with Sunday's finale slated for 12 noon. The Toreros will then head to Coravallis, Oregon for two games against No. 3 Oregon State (35-7-1). Monday's contest will begin at 5:35 p.m. at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, while Tuesday's season finale will be at 5:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

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 Portland series with a career USD record of 668-474-4 (.584). Including his six years at Cal Lutheran and five at San Francisco, Hill's career record is 1,000-698-4 (.588). He reached the coveted 1,000-win milestone with last Sunday's walk-off 5-4 victory over Gonzaga in the 11 innings.

TORERO RECAP FROM UCR & ASU: The San Diego Toreros dropped both nonconference home games this week. On Monday the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders scored six runs in the third inning and that was enough to hold on for a 6-5 victory over the Toreros. In the 7th inning Breht Bewley blasted a two-run triple that plated Jay Schuyler (single) and Shane McGuire (double). Kevin Collard's infield groundout scored Bewley to make it 6-5 but the Toreros would be held scoreless over the final two innings. Justin Friedman pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit, to keep the Toreros in the game. On Tuesday the Arizona State Sun Devils dealt the Toreros a 12-7 loss. ASU scored runs in eight of the nine innings and were in control throughout. USD pulled to within 9-5 with four runs in the 7th and Jay Schuyler hit a two-run home run in the 9th for the final runs. Leadoff hitter Paul Kunst went 4-for-5 with two runs and one RBI. Schuyler went 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBI and Bewley would add a 3-for-5 night with one RBI. Out of USD's 14 hits, five went for doubles, along with a triple (Collard) and home run (Schuyler).

CONLON MAKES MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT: Former Torero pitcher PJ Conlon, a 2015 13th round draft pick by the New York Mets, made his major league debut on May 7th against the Cincinnati Reds. The left-handed Conlon pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, three runs, two walks and striking out one batter. He also would add another career first during his debut - his first major-league hit. He would hand off the ball to teammate Paul Sewald, another Torero in the major leagues. Sewald, who was drafted in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB draft, pitched the next 1 2/3 innings allowing three hits and two runs. The Mets would go on to win 7-6 over the Reds. Last note on Conlon is he's the first Irish-born pitcher to appear in a major-league game in more than 70 years, and the first Belfast-born player since 1909. Conlon and Sewald are joined on current MLB rosters by Kris Bryant (Cubs), Sammy Solis (Nationals) and James Pazos (Mariners).

TORERO TIDBITS: San Diego (21-28 / 10-14 WCC) snapped a 3-game skid with a walk-off 5-4 win over Gonzaga in 11 innings last Sunday... Freshman 1B Shane McGuire picked a great time for his first home run to propel the Toreros to victory.. The win also gave head coach Rich Hill his 1,000th career win (31 seasons with Cal Lu, San Francisco, San Diego)... Junior Kevin Collard also provided fireworks with a pinch-hit three-run home run in the 9th inning to knot the score at 4-all and send the game to extra innings... It was Senior Day and RHP Nathan Kuchta got the call and pitched a gem, allowing just four hits and one run... Freshman Travis Kuhn closed out the final two innings without giving up a hit to earn the victory and improve his record to 4-1... Paul Kunst went 3-for-5 at the plate and Brhet Bewley finished 2-for-4 including his team-leading sixth home run of the season... The week started with an 11-6 road loss at Texas Tech on Tuesday... Adam Kerner and Jeff Houghtby each went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI... It was all Gonzaga in Friday's opener, a 13-3 contest... Adam Kerner led the way with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, Kunst and Bewley each collected two hits... On Saturday the GU Bulldogs scored five unearned runs in the 5-3 ball game... LHP Chris Murphy pitched well, scattering five hits over 6.2 innings while striking out six... Four different Toreros had two hits with Paul Kunst also scoring two runs and knocking in a run... For the week and four games McGuire paced the Toreros with a .462 batting average (6-for-13) with three runs, one double, one triple and one home run... For the season the Toreros are being paced by Jay Schuyler (.340 b.a., 68 hits, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 36 runs), Tora Otsuka (.316 b.a., 55 hits, 30 runs), Adam Kerner (.308 b.a., 13 doubles, 22 RBI) and Shane McGuire (.295 b.a., 46 hits, 7 doubles, 15 RBI)... Brhet Bewley ranks first on the team with 38 RBI and is tied with Schuyler with 6 HR... Daniel Gardner joings Kerner with a team-high in doubles (13) and is tied for second in runs scored (31)... Paul Kunst has turned in a solid year (.291 b.a., 60 hits, 31 runs, 8 doubles, 15 RBI)... Schuyler leads the squad with 23 multi-hit games and 68 hits (#4 WCC)...In WCC games only, a trio of freshmen are leading the offensive attack - Shane McGuire (.346 b.a.), Tora Otsuka (.342 b.a.) and Adam Kerner (.327)... Brhet Bewley leads with 22 RBIs and is followed by Kevin Collard (19) 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 (91 K's over 81.2 innings) and LHP Chris Murphy (85 K's over 72.1 innings) continue to be among the nation's best in strikeouts... Entering the week Richan ranked #18 in the NCAA in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.00) and #34 in total strikeouts... Murphy ranked #50 in total strikeouts and #82 in strikeouts per nine innings (10.58)... Five former Toreros are currently on MLB rosters - Kris Bryant (Cubs), Sammy Solis (Nationals), Paul Sewald (Mets), James Pazos (Mariners) and PJ Conlon (Mets, made his MLB debut on May 7 vs. Cincinnati)... On the brink of MLB rosters - Kyle Holder (AAA-Yankees) & Dylan Covey (AAA-White Sox).

SCOUTING THE PORTLAND PILOTS: The Portland Pilots (19-26, 9-12 WCC) are coming off a road sweep over Seattle (13-2, 2-0)... Season leaders include RS-soph. OF Beau Brundage (.392 b.a., 69 hits, 11 doubles, 35 runs) and junior OF Cody Hawken (.317 b.a., 51 hits, 11 doubles, 7 HR, 30 RBI)... Freshman RHP Eli Morse (3-6, 3.17 ERA) is slated to start Friday's game... Head Coach Geoff Loomis is in his 3rd season at the helm.

A LOOK AT THE OSU BEAVERS: The Oregon State Beavers (36-7-1) own a national ranking of No. 3 this week... OSU is coming off a 10-0 win over Oregon on May 8 and head into the weekend with a key three-game Pac-12 series with No. 2 Stanford... The Beavers enter the series ranked fourth nationally with a .321 batting average and rank 10th averaging 7.4 runs per game. Trevor Larnach (52) and Adley Rutschman (51) rank third and fourth in the Pac-12 for RBI. OSU is currently 16-3 at home in 2018. Head Coach Pat Casey, considered one of the top coaches in the country, is in his 24th season at the helm of the Oregon State program.


 

 

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