SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The USD softball team (4-5) knocked off Detroit Mercy 6-4 in their home opener Friday evening. After the Titans scored two runs in the top of the first, USD answered with three in the bottom of the first and didn’t trail the rest of the game.
Detroit Mercy jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. Laura Villagrana tripled to deep right field and the next batter, Savvy Ferstle, knocked her in with a single. Ferstle advanced to second on an infield groundout, and then stole third and came home to score on an errant throw to third.
The Toreros responded with three runs in the bottom of the first. With runners on first and second, Kailey Hill and Lauren Kane hit back-to-back RBI singles. Freshman Madison Casiano then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to give USD a 3-2 lead.
The Titans brought the score to 4-3 USD after scoring an unearned run in the top of the third.
Lauren Kane led off the third inning with a double that hit the base of the wall in dead center field. Three batters later, Berriatua knocked her in with a RBI single up the middle.
The Toreros scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth, taking advantage of a Titan miscue.
Detroit Mercy added a run in the top of the seventh with a pair of doubles.
Spence, Kane and Berriatua all notched two hits for USD.
Freshman Delanie Heller earned the save in her collegiate debut. She allowed one run on two hits.
The Titans’ Liz Murphy (3-4) was charged with the loss allowing five earned runs on ten hits.
The Toreros have two games Saturday, hosting Boston University at 3:30 followed by UC Davis at approximately 6:00 p.m.
USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics