March 8, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Toreros (9-11) return to action on Sunday, Mar. 10 with a single game against Bryant University at 2 pm at the USD Softball Complex. Gametracker will be available for this game on the USD softball schedule at www.usdtoreros.com.
The Bryant Bulldogs (1-3), members of the Northeast Conference, haven't played since Feb. 15-17 when they competed in the Tiger Invitational in Auburn, Ala. Bryant is led offensively by Lauren Guy, who is hitting .375 (3-for-8) with 2 RBI. The Bulldogs' pitching staff is anchored by Brittany Hart (1-1, 7.88 ERA) who has picked up the bulk of the innings (10.2 IP). This will be the first meeting between USD and Bryant. Bryant and USD will meet next weekend at the San Diego Classic II at the Santee Sportsplex. They are slated to play on Sat., Mar. 16 at 2 pm in that tournament.
USD vs. Bryant University
Sun., Mar. 10 | 2 pm
USD Softball Complex
Last Time Out....
The Toreros took 2-of-3 from South Dakota State at home this past Tuesday and Wednesday. South Dakota State won the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader 1-0 in eight innings, but USD bounced back with a 3-1 victory in the second game. The Toreros then posted a 5-1 win on Wednesday evening that included a 12-hit day by the USD offense. Lauren Tomey notched a 4-for-4 day at the plate on Wednesday, while Mary Grabowski (2-for-3, 2 RBI), Caitlin Rooney (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Chloe Kaneko (2-for-3, RBI) helped power the USD attack. Jenny Lahitte (3-6, 2.22) and Cassidy Coleman (5-5, 2.62) each picked up wins for the Toreros.
After starting the season hitting .161 over her first 10 games, Fr. C Mary Grabowski is hitting .375 (6-for-16) over her past six contests, including 4 RBI, one double and one triple. Grabowski has also boasts a .364 avg. with runners on base over that stretch.
RHP Cassidy Coleman has moved into second place among USD's career strikeout leaders. Coleman, a junior, currently has 322 Ks, surpassing Colleen Norman (1995-98; 311 Ks) for second place. Jennifer Ellenbeck (2007-10) is the Toreros' career leader with 447 strikeouts. What's even more notable is the rate at which Coleman has racked up the Ks over her career. Coleman's 8.02 strikeouts per seven innings rate is by far the highest of USD's career strikeout leaders. Her 322 Ks have come in just 281.0 IP. By comparison, Ellenbeck (447 K in 619.0 IP) had a K/7 rate of 5.05 and Norman (311 K in 715.1 IP) had a rate of 3.04.
RHP Jenny Lahitte is also moving her way up the USD career strikeout list. Lahitte, also a junior, currently ranks fourth with 284 career Ks. Like Coleman, Lahitte has been very efficient in producing strikeouts as shown by her 7.14 K/7 rate (284K in 278.1 IP).
Lahitte's 15 strikeouts vs. New Mexico on Mar. 1 were one shy of her career-best (and one shy of the team single-game record). Her 11.0 innings pitched in that game also matched the team record.
Dana Prelsnik tied her career high with four hits vs. Fresno State on Mar. 3. She previously collected four hits in a game vs. Wisconsin on Mar. 10, 2012.
RHP Cassidy Coleman was named PCSC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26. She is the first Torero to earn pitcher/player of the week honors this season. It is her second pitcher of the week recognition for her career.
RF Lauren Tomey had her team-best nine-game hitting streak snapped vs. UC Riverside on Feb. 24. Tomey also had a team-best 13-game on-base streak snapped Mar. 2 vs. UCLA.
Fr. 2B Danielle Mavridis' grand slam vs. Fresno State on Feb. 17 was the first Torero grand slam since Taylor Hensley's on Apr. 28, 2012 vs. Sacramento State.
RHP Cassidy Coleman recorded 10+ strikeouts in a game for the 6th and 7th times in her career with 11 Ks vs. Weber State and UC Riverside on Feb. 22 & 24. Her career high is 14 at Saint Mary's on Apr. 6, 2012.
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.