Aug. 20, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego head baseball coach, Rich Hill, has announced the Toreros' 2008 schedule.
The Toreros' schedule features yet another strong caliber of opponents, much like the 2007 season. Eight NCAA Tournament participants including Fresno State University, the University of Missouri, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State University, UC Riverside, UCLA, UC Irvine and Pepperdine University highlight USD's schedule. The Toreros will compete in 14 games against this top competition.
USD will renew its long standing rivalry with cross-town rival San Diego State with four games to begin the season, each team playing at their home venues twice. USD will also host a six-team Tournament in the second week of the season, which features Fresno State, Missouri, California, San Diego State and Cal Poly. USD will also continue it's long-standing rivalry with UC Riverside in a home and home and USD will get to play mid-week games with two College World Series opponents, including UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton.
The Toreros will once again compete in the strong West Coast Conference, a conference that sent two teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2007. The Toreros will get to host WCC runner-up Gonzaga in a three-game set at USD's Cunningham Stadium.
USD will look to make its third consecutive trip the NCAA Tournament on the heals of the record-setting 2007 campaign that saw USD reach its first 40-win season with a program-best 43-18 overall record. The Toreros also captured their third WCC Championship, as they posted a league record of 18-3. The Toreros also reached a program-best No. 4 national ranking heading into the NCAA Regionals, in which the Toreros played host to the San Diego Regional, held at SDSU, as the No. 8 national seed, also a program first.