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Houston Avoids USD Sweep with 3-2 win.

March 19, 2006

HOUSTON, Texas - The University of Houston's Brian Tully's walk-off home run prevented the University of San Diego baseball team's (15-10) three-game sweep of the Cougars (13-11) Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game at Cougar Field.

The Toreros were able to jump out to the early lead in the fourth inning on Jordan Abruzzo' solo home run over the right field fence, giving USD the 1-0 early advantage.

USD would increase their lead to two runs in the fifth inning when Steve Singleton hit a run scoring double to left-center field which scored Ryan Lilly who was hit by a pitch.

The Cougars would cut the Toreros lead in half in the bottom of the fifth inning on a Travis Cougot solo home run over the right field fence and would knot the score at two runs apiece in the seventh inning on a Tully run-scoring double.

Offensively for the Toreros, Singleton led the way with his 3-for-4 one RBI and one double performance.

Russell Holzhauer (2-2) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros allowing one run on one hit in 1.1 innings of work. Clayton Boone (2-1) picked up the win for the Cougars allowing no runs on no hits in 0.2 innings of work.

USD will return to action on Friday as they host a non-conference series against the Rebels of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a 2 p.m. game at Cunningham Stadium.