March 26, 2007
(Sacramento, CA) - San Francisco took a 6-1 non-conference victory over Sacramento State (9-17) on Monday afternoon. The Dons five game win streak is their longest since a ten game win streak from May 2 through May 26 last season. USF (14-12) out hit Sac State 11-7.
Senior left fielder Jonnie Knoble had a career day, belting four hits, including a double, scoring twice and stealing two bases. He now has 11 steals on the season. Junior first baseman Mitchell Bialosky went 2-for-4 on the day with two RBI. Junior second baseman Joey Railey also had two hits. WCC Co-Player of the Week Luke Sommer had a hit, an RBI, scored twice and stole his fifth base. Senior center fielder Lucas DeLong (double) and senior designated hitter Blake Nelson had a hit a piece.
Senior right hander John Quine (2-1) earned the victory in the longest outing of his career. Quine threw 4.0 innings of one hit scoreless relief and struck out a career high seven Hornets against one walk. Freshman Chase Tigert started the game, throwing 4.2 solid innings, only allowing one earned run off four hits, three walks and one strikeout.
Cyrus Sarraf (0-3) earned the loss for Sac State, throwing 3.0 innings, allowing four earned runs off five hits, a walk and four strikeouts. Ryan Blair and David Flores each had two hits for the Hornets.
USF returns to action tomorrow in Reno. First pitch against the University of Nevada-Reno is set for 2:00 PM.