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San Diego Drops Series Opener to USF, 4-0

April 28, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The University of San Francisco recorded a 4-0 shutout win against the 24th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team Friday afternoon in a West Coast Conference series opening game.

With the loss the Toreros fall to 25-19 overall and 7-6 in the WCC, and have now lost four consecutive games. With the win the Dons improve to 27-18 overall and move to 8-5 in the WCC.

USF broke into the scoring column in the fourth inning scoring three runs on a Luke Sommer three-run triple down the right field line. The Dons would cap the scoring for the day in the fifth inning scoring one more run on a Scott Cousins RBI single through the right side to put the game at its final of 4-0.

USD had two good scoring opportunities in the game with one coming in the third inning. With two outs, Steve Singleton got things rolling for the Toreros as he reached on a throwing error by the USF third baseman. Justin Snyder then advanced Singleton one base on a single to third base. The Toreros could not advance any other runners as the Dons picked off Snyder at first base.

Offensively for the Toreros, both Snyder and Keoni Ruth led the way going 2-for-4.

Brian Matusz (4-3) suffers the loss for the Toreros allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out seven in 6.2 innings of work. Scott Cousins (4-2) picks up the win for the Dons allowing no runs on six hits in a complete game shutout.

The Toreros will return to action on Saturday as they continue the three-game set with the Dons in game two with a 1 p.m. start at Benedetti Diamond.