Feb. 6, 2007
(San Mateo, CA) - USF baseball struggled offensively and dropped a 6-1 non-conference decision to Bay Area rival San Jose State Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action at College of San Mateo Stadium. The Dons (2-2) pitched effectively for much of the game but managed just three hits against stingy pitching from the Spartans (2-2).
Junior outfielder Luke Sommer clubbed his first home run of the season for the Dons to lead off the seventh, finishing 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Senior catcher Jonathan Norfolk collected the Dons first hit of the game with a third inning single.
Junior right-hander Mitchell Bialosky (0-1) turned in a strong performance in his first career start for the Dons, tossing 5.0 innings, allowing two runs off three hits and struck out seven. After giving up a two-run double in the second, Bialosky retired eight straight Spartans before giving up a one-out single in the fifth.
Junior right-hander Brian Anderson came on in the sixth as San Jose tacked on three runs after connecting on four consecutive singles. Freshman right-hander Alex Kalogrides made his Dons pitching debut in the seventh inning, allowing one hit in a scoreless frame.
Senior right-hander Corey Cabral (1-1) collected the win for the Spartans, while senior righty Steven Vidal tossed a masterful 4.1 innings allowing one run off two hits and struck out five without issuing a walk.
USF returns to action when it travels north to take on Sacramento State in a three-game series beginning Friday, February 9. First pitch at Hornet Stadium is set for 2:00 PM.