April 18, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 19th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (24-15) was defeated, 10-1, by the Highlanders of UC Riverside (19-13) Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium.
The Highlanders jumped out to the early lead as they scored one run in the second inning on a Nick Salotti RBI single to right field which scored Jeff Dunbar, who had doubled.
UCR would do most of its scoring damage in the fourth inning scoring four runs on five hits. The Highlanders runs came by way of a Salotti RBI single, a Jamie Pedroza single to left field, a Brett Bigler two run single and a Brian Steinmeyer RBI single.
The Toreros spoiled the shutout for the Highlanders in the fifth inning scoring their lone run of the game. Sophomore catcher Logan Gelbrich did the scoring damage with his first home run of the season, a solo shot over the left field fence to cut the lead to five at 6-1.
The Highlanders would score four runs in the sixth inning and one run in the ninth inning to round out the scoring for the day.
Offensively for the Toreros, Gelbrich led the way going 2-for-4 with one home run and one RBI.
Ricardo Pecina (4-2) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros allowing one run on three hits in three innings of work. Marc Rzepczynski (1-1) picks up the win for the Highlanders allowing one run on four hits in 5.1 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action this weekend as they travel to Malibu for a pivotal three-game West Coast Conference series with Pepperdine University. Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and both Saturday and Sunday's games are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.