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Baseball Moves Up In National Rankings

March 19, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - The University of San Diego baseball team moves up in the latest national rankings. The Toreros are up one spot in the latest Baseball America top-25 poll to No. 21, moves up three spots in the latest Rivals.com top-25 poll to No. 22 and have reentered the Collegiate Baseball top-30 poll at No. 24. This marks the seventh consecutive week the Toreros have been ranked among the nation's elite.

San Diego posted a perfect 4-0 record this past week. The Toreros began the week in stylish fashion, downing No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 5-1. In the game, Josh Romanski was dominating as he took a no-hitter into six innings, retiring his first 15 batters. He allowed three hits, one run and struck out six in picking up the win. On Friday, USD then overpowered Houston in an 8-1 win. Brian Matusz was again dominating on the mound as he rung up 11 strikeouts, scattered five hits and allowed one run. Offensively for the Toreros, Romanski and Justin Snyder led the way as they both went 3-for-5. On Saturday, Kevin Hansen lifted USD to a 5-4 win over Houston as he hit a bases-loaded walk-off RBI single to through the left side to give USD the win. On Sunday, the Toreros completed the sweep as they downed the Cougars 8-3. Offensively for the Toreros, Jordan Abruzzo, Shane Buschini and Sean Nicol led the way going 2-for-4 and Hansen was also a solid force at the plate as he went 2-for-3.

The 21st-ranked Toreros will return to action on Friday as they head to Las Vegas, Nev. to take on Rebels of UNLV. Friday's game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.