June 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The 25th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 6-0 loss to No. 10 UCLA Sunday evening in an elimination game at the Los Angeles Regional.
With the loss, the Toreros finish the season with a 37-25 overall record, and had advanced the second furthest in an NCAA regional in program history. With the win, the Bruins improve to 42-17 overall and advance on to the Super Regionals next weekend against the winner of the Fullerton Regional.
UCLA wasted no time in scoring, as they put up four runs on six hits in the bottom of the first inning. The UCLA runs came on two-run Pat Valaika single, and RBI singles by Pat Gallagher and Cody Regis to give the Bruins an early 4-0 lead.
UCLA would add on one ore run in the fifth and seventh innings to put the game at its final of 6-0.
Offensively for the Toreros, Austin Green was the lone San Diego player to record a hit, as he hit a stand-up double to left field, and went 1-for-3.
USD's starting pitcher Max Homick (5-2) was saddled wit the loss for on the mound, as he allowed four runs on five hits in 0.1 innings of work. UCLA's starting pitcher Grant Watson (7-4) was credited with the win, as he allowed no runs on one hit in 7.0 innings of work.
One bright spot for Toreros pitching however was USD reliever Michael Wagner, as he had an incredible performance, coming in with one out in the first, and only surrendered four hits and two runs over is 7.2 innings of work.