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USF Resumes Game; Falls to Portland 3-1

April 22, 2007

Final Stats

(Portland, OR) - Leading 1-0 after five innings on yesterday, the Dons couldn't hold the lead as they resumed the game on Sunday morning and fell to Portland 3-1 in West Coast Conference action at Joe Etzel Field. The Dons (20-21, 3-8 WCC) only managed one hit in the contest compared with the Pilots (17-20, 4-7 WCC) 10.

In the top of the third on Saturday, junior second baseman Joey Railey was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, and advanced to second on his 14th steal of the season. Junior right fielder Luke Sommer walked to put runners at first and second. Both Dons then took off on a double steal and Railey scored on a throwing error by Portland's catcher Rocky Gale.

Senior right-hander Jason Dufloth was on a roll, throwing all five innings of the suspended game and not allowing a run off three hits and added two strikeouts. Junior left-hander Matt Baugh (2-3) earned the loss as the game picked up Sunday and gave up all of Portland's three runs (two earned) off six hits and a walk and recorded one strikeout in 1.2 innings pitched. Senior left-hander Cole Stipovich threw the final 1.1 innings, not giving up a run on one hit.

Portland's junior right-hander Given Kutz started on Saturday and gave up the Dons only run off one hit and four walks and added six strikeouts. Junior left-hander Chris Siegfried (1-1) earned the win, not allowing a run or a hit in 4.0 innings. Siegfried walked two and struck out two.

The Pilots scored all of their runs in the sixth inning.