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Baseball Holds Steady at No. 22 in Latest Rankings

March 12, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball held steady at No. 22 in the latest Baseball America top-25 poll after posting a 3-1 record this past week. This marks the sixth consecutive week the Toreros have appeared in the national polls.

San Diego began the week by recording a 2-0 win over UC Irvine on Tuesday. Josh Romanski tossed a gem to help lead USD to victory. Romanski allowed no runs on two hits, while striking out seven batters. Romanski only allowed one runner to reach second base and never allowed more then one runner on in any of his eight innings. Irvine, as a team, entered the game with a .329 batting average and Romanski shut down the high-powered Anteater offense.

USD then began the Tony Gwynn Classic with a thrilling come-from-behind win over Michigan at Cunningham Stadium. Daniel Magness was the hero for the Toreros as his RBI single lifted the Toreros to a 7-4 win, capping a three-run ninth inning rally.

After USD dropped a 6-4 decision to Oklahoma at Petco Park on Saturday, they bounced back with its sixth consecutive win over cross-town rival San Diego State on Sunday. In the game, Shane Buschini went 3-for-4 with one run scored to lead the USD offense and freshman AJ Griffin was a solid force on the mound for the Toreros. He allowed one run on one hit, while striking out seven in 5.0 innings of work.

The 22nd-ranked Toreros will now head up Interstate 5 to take on the 13th-ranked Titans of Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday in a 6 p.m. non-conference game at Goodwin Field.