March 5, 2006
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The 25th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (8-8) ended its seven-game losing streak with a 5-4 win against No. 30 Cal Poly (12-6) Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game at Baggett Stadium.
The Toreros got on the board first scoring three runs on four hits in the second inning. Jordan Abruzzo got things rolling for USD with a single to right-center and moved to second on a wild pitch. Keoni Ruth then hit a single through the right side and advanced to second on a throwing error by the right-fielder, which also scored Abruzzo. After Ruth stole third, Ryan Lilly then walked and stole second base to put runners at second and third. Cal Poly's starting pitcher then committed a balk, scoring Ruth from third and advancing Lilly to third. Logan Gelbrich then hit a RBI single to right-center to end the scoring for the inning.
Cal Poly would score one run in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth inning to even the score, but USD would respond in the top of the eighth inning scoring two runs on RBI singles by Justin Snyder and Steve Singleton to give the Toreros a two-run lead.
Cal Poly took one run back in the eighth inning, but could come no closer leaving the game at its final of 5-4.
Gelbrich led the offense for USD going 2-for-2 with one RBI.
Russell Holzhauer (2-1) was credited with the win for the Toreros allowing no runs on one hit in 2.1 innings of work. DJ Mauldin (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Mustangs allowing two runs on four hits in 2.1 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday as they head to Seattle, Wash. for a two-game series with the University of Washington. Tuesday's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.