March 13, 2007
(San Jose) - USF dropped a 10-6 decision at San Jose State in non-conference baseball action Tuesday at Municipal Stadium. The Dons (9-9) once again struggled to find the big hits when needed and hit into three double plays and stranded nine on base and the Spartans (12-7) capitalized in completing the season series sweep.
Sophomore outfielder Zach Kim went 3-for-4 and slapped a two-run single in the second, staking USF to a 2-0 lead, but it was all San Jose State from there. Junior Mitchell Bialosky also collected a pair of hits for the Dons, who equaled the Spartans with 12 base hits on the night.
SJSU cracked the scoreboard with a four-run third inning, capped by a two-run homer from Kyle Bellows. From there, the Spartans added single runs in the fourth and sixth, before erupting for another four tallies in the seventh inning. The Dons rallied late and plated four in the ninth as three straight singles loaded the bases with no outs. USF scored a run on an error, a fielder's choice a wild pitch and a Bialosky RBI single.
Junior left-hander Matt Baugh (1-1) suffered the loss for the Dons, allowing four runs (three earned) off three hits in one inning. Tyler Green (2-0) notched the win for the Spartans.
San Francisco returns to action when it takes on defending national champion Oregon State in a three game series in Corvallis, beginning Friday, March 16. First pitch against the Beavers on Friday is set for 4:00 PM at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.