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USD Making Case For Regional Bid

May 14, 2004

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San Diego (32-21) continues to establish its case for an at-large berth into the NCAA Regionals after a 6-3 road victory over No. 21 UC Irvine and a convincing 7-4 win over Pac-10 member California. San Diego has totaled 32 wins against one of the nation's toughest schedules, and last Tuesday's triumph over Irvine (31-14-1) was the fourth for USD against an opponent currently ranked in the national polls. The Toreros have been an NCAA Regional team in each of the last two seasons, claiming a pair of postseason wins over New Mexico State in 2002 and Arizona in 2003.

*USD has won of 12 of its last 14 games

**Nation's #1 ranked strength of schedule (March 19, prior to WCC play)... Teams faced with current ranking (BA/CB/Sports Weekly)... Texas (#1/ 1/1)... Washington (#15/13/21)... Cal St. Fullerton (NA/#28/NA)... Nebraska (NA/NA/#23)... Long Beach State (#8/9/6)... UC Irvine (#21/NA/23)

**7 straight series wins... unbeaten in a three-game series since late March

**4 wins over teams currently ranked in the national polls

**9-7 record against RPI Top-75... (Houston, UC Irvine, Texas, California, UC Riverside, Cal St. Fullerton, Long Beach, Washington, Nebraska)

**USD's current schedule strength of No. 25 ranks higher than... (36) Louisiana State (#5/7/5)...(49) Florida (#9/6/10)...(58) South Carolina (#7/21/7)...(60) Miami (#3/3/2)...(92)... Virginia (#20/10/19)... (96) East Carolina (#6/5/8)...(150) Notre Dame (#10/8/11)

**Best in the WCC... Top overall record (32-21)... Highest RPI (85)... Best team batting average (.319)... Lowest team ERA (4.69)... Top fielding % (.968)... On base % (.407)

**5th straight 30-win season, a new USD school record

**NCAA Regional participant 2002 & 2003... 2 NCAA Regional victories (2-1 vs. New Mexico St. '02; 5-2 vs. Arizona '03)



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