March 2, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. - The 16th-raked University of San Diego baseball team (11-7) fell to Fresno State University (6-10), 12-4, in a non-conference game Friday evening.
The Toreros got on the scoreboard first as they scored one run in the first inning. Sean Nicol got things going with a single up the middle. Daniel Magness then brought in Nicol for the first run of the game with a RBI single deep into right center field to put the Toreros up 1-0.
The Toreros then added to their lead in the top of the fourth inning putting up two more runs. Josh Romanski led off the inning with a single to left field and advanced to second on a throwing error by the left fielder. Hansen then hit his second run-scoring double of the evening, bringing in Romanski from second for the first run of the inning. After the Bulldogs intentionally walked Justin Snyder, Nicol drove in Hansen with a RBI single to left center field to give USD a 4-0 advantage.
Fresno State answered back in the bottom of the fourth inning as they scored two runs on two hits. The Bulldogs' runs came on a two-run homer by Ozzie Lewis, to cut the Toreros lead in half.
The Bulldogs then scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a two-run lead. The FSU runs came on three-run Steve Susdorf single and a Lewis RBI single.
Fresno State then scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game at its final of 12-4.
Offensively for the Toreros, Hansen led the way as he went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBI. Nicol also had a solid day at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with Nicol adding an RBI.
Brian Matusz (3-1) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros as he allowed six runs on seven hits, while striking out nine in 5.0 innings of work. Brandon Burke (2-2) picked up the win for the Bulldogs as he allowed four runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. as they continue their three-game series with Fresno State.