Feb. 18, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Justin Snyder and Logan Gelbrich each went 2-for-4 at the plate to help lead the 18th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (9-4) to a 8-2 win over Virginia Commonwealth University (1-3) Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium. With the win, the Toreros claim the four-game series with the Rams, 3-1.
San Diego wasted no time in scoring as in the first inning they scored four runs on four hits. Snyder led off the inning with a stand-up double to left center field and scored when Sean Nicol hit the ball to the second baseman, who bobbled the ball, allowing Snyder to safely come across for the first run and placing Nicol on first base. Nicol then moved to second on a Shane Buschini ground out and moved to third on a passed ball. Gelbrich then brought in Nicole with a RBI single to third base. Josh Romanski brought in Gelbrich with a run-scoring triple deep into right field and Daniel Magness brought in Romanski with a RBI single to cap the scoring for the inning.
VCU then answered back in the third inning cutting the Toreros lead in half. The Rams' runs came on a Richard Gonzalez RBI single and a Sergio Miranda RBI single through the right side.
San Diego then took back one of those runs in their half of the third as Buschini, who had singled, came across on a wild pitch to move the score to 5-2.
USD then added an insurance run in sixth inning as Magness hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Romanski, who reached on a error by the first baseman. USD then pushed across two more runs in the eighth inning on a Snyder RBI single and a Nicole run scoring triple to right field.
Snyder helped lead the USD offense with his 2-for-4 one double and two runs scored performance and Gelbrich also led the team's offense with his 2-for-4 one RBI and one run scored performance.
Ricardo Pecina (2-1) picked up the win for the Toreros as he allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out four in 5.1 innings of work. AJ Griffin picked up his third save of the season, as he allowed no runs on one hits, while striking out five in 2.1 innings of work. VCU starter, Cody Eppley (0-1), was saddled with the loss for the Rams as he allowed six runs, two earned, on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work.
The 18th-ranked Toreros will return to action on Friday as they host Wake Forest University in the first game of a three-game series at Cunningham Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.