March 16, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The San Diego baseball team tallied six runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Columbia Lions 10-3 on Monday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium. The win moves San Diego to 10-9 so far on the season.
USD fell behind by one run in the second inning. They took back control of the game in the fourth inning with three runs. Columbia tied the game in the top of the seventh inning 3-3. San Diego responded in the bottom half of the inning with a run to take the lead back 4-3. It was in the eighth inning that USD opened up when they posted six runs on the Lions to go onto to win 10-3.
San Diego committed only one error in the game while the Lions had two errors. The Toreros out-hit Columbia 9-6. Starting pitcher Chris Jensen recorded four strikeouts while closer Matt Hauser had two strikeouts. Chris DeNault records the win improving to 4-1 while Matt Hauser records his first save on the inning.
San Diego returns to Cunningham Stadium for game two against Columbia on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.