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Baseball Falls In Second Consecutive Low Scoring Affair

April 6, 2007

Box Score

Moraga, CA- For the second consecutive game the Saint Mary's baseball team found it selves on the wrong end of a low scoring affair. San Diego hurler Josh Romanski went the distance and only allowed two hits to earn the 2-0 victory over Saint Mary's Friday afternoon from Louis Guisto Field. After the day, the Gaels drop to 16-14-1 overall and 0-5 in West Coast Conference play.

Romanksi (5-1) followed up a complete game victory by Brian Matusz with one of his own. The sophomore southpaw fanned nine and issued one walk while only allowing two hits.

Saint Mary's starter Brandon Berl (2-3) was tagged with the loss after scattering six hits over five innings. The newcomer fanned two and walked three in the losing effort.

USD leadoff man Justin Snyder continued to hurt SMC. The junior batted 4-for-4 and reached base five times with a run scored.

Snyder got the Toreros on the board in the first when he was brought home on a hit-and-run single by Jordan Abruzzo.

USD tacked on its second and final run when Shane Buschini began the top of the fourth with a line-drive home run over the right-center field fence.

The Gaels tallied only two hits against Romanski. Sophomore Ryan Young tallied the first blemish against the left-hander on an infield single in the third.

Freshman Kyle Jensen singled up the middle to start the only threat of the game. Newcomer Ryan Mulligan was hit by a pitch but junior Gilbert Urbina grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Freshman Talyor Stanton was strong out of the bullpen. The newcomer struck out three and allowed one hit in three innings. Scott Schneider and Matt McCormick combined to pitch 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Saint Mary's is still in search of its first conference victory. The Gaels look to end their skid tomorrow in the series finale. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. from Louis Guisto Field.