March 15, 2006
(Sacramento) - USF baseball rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh inning and junior right-hander Jason Dufloth did the rest in a 4-2 non-conference victory Wednesday afternoon against Sacramento State at Hornet Field. The Dons (9-11) capture their fourth straight win and capture the season series against the Hornets (9-13) 4-1.
Sophomore infielders Joey Railey and Tavo Hall created havoc at the top of the USF lineup and each collected two hits and stole a pair of bases. Junior infielder Scott Cousins went 1-for-3 with a pair of sacrifice flies, while sophomore infielder Mitchell Bialosky added another hit.
USF trailed 1-0 heading into the third but with one out Railey singled and advanced to third on a single by Hall and scored on a balk to tie the contest. The Hornets tacked on a single run in the bottom of the frame. The Dons tied the contest in the fifth after a one-out double by Railey, who advanced to third on a single by Hall and scored on the first of two sac flies from Cousins.
San Francisco took its first lead of the game in the seventh as Bialosky led off with a single, followed by a walk to Railey. Hall then reached on an error to load the bases setting the stage for the go ahead run off a sacrifice fly from Cousins. After a double steal, Railey scored on an error.
Sophomore right-hander John Quine (1-1) collected the win for the Dons in relief, allowing one run off six hits in 4.0 innings. Junior right-hander Jason Dufloth also picked well and picked up his first save in the Green and Gold, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings and allowed just one hit and struck out three without a walk. The Dons bullpen issued just one free pass in 7.0 innings.
USF returns to action when it takes on New Mexico Friday, March 17 in Albuquerque in the first of a three-game set. First pitch against the Lobos is set for 6:00 PM at Isotopes Field.