March 3, 2007
(Stockton, CA) - San Francisco bounced back in the Pacific Tournament to beat San Diego State 3-1 on Saturday morning at Klein Family Field. The win brings USF's record to 8-6 and the Aztecs drop to 10-8.
Senior Daniel Morales (1-0) earned his first collegiate pitching victory, throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, only giving up a hit and striking out one. Morales just began pitching this season for the Dons. Senior right hander Jason Dufloth started the game, earning the no decision in 6.1 innings, allowing only one earned run on five hits, no walks and five strikeouts. Junior right hander Brian Anderson and senior left hander Cole Stipovich each pitched 0.2 shutout innings each.
Both teams put up zeros until the Aztecs plated one in the top of the fifth, but the Dons would answer in the bottom of the sixth. Junior shortstop Tavo Hall was hit by a pitch and scored on scored on an error by Aztec left fielder Cameron Johnson.
USF added two more in the eighth. With the bases loaded and one out, senior catcher Jon Norfolk singled up the middle to score Hall and junior right fielder Luke Sommer, who singled and walked respectively.
Railey had two hits for the Dons to bring his team leading total to 20, and also added his fourth stolen base. Hall, Norfolk, and junior third baseman Brian Chavez singled for USF.
San Diego State's Aaron Brady (1-2) earned the loss in relief, throwing 0.1 innings and allowing two earned runs off four hits and a walk. Bruce Billings started for the Aztecs, going 7.0 innings, allowing the Dons first run (unearned) off one hit and three walks. Billings struck out five Dons.
The Aztecs out hit USF 8-5. First baseman Brian Lucas led the way with two hits. Catcher Frank LoNigro doubled for SDSU.
USF finishes up the Pacific Tournament Sunday, meeting the host Tigers in a 2:00 PM start.