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Baseball Move Up in National Rankings

March 26, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - After the University of San Diego baseball team posted a 2-1 record this past week, the Toreros moved up in the national rankings. The Toreros are up one spot in the latest Baseball America top-25 poll to No. 20, are up one spot in the latest Rivals.com top-25 poll to No. 21 and have remained at No. 24 in the latest Collegiate Baseball top-30. This marks the eighth consecutive week the Toreros have been ranked among the nation's elite.

San Diego took 2-of-3 against the UNLV Rebels in the final non-conference series of the season this past week. USD began the series with a 6-43 win. Brian Matusz was dominating yet again on the mound for USD as he allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits, while striking gout nine in 6.2 innings of work. Jordan Abruzzo led the USD offense as he went 2-for-5 with one home run and three RBI. On Saturday, the Toreros captured the series with a 5-4 win, holding off a late Rebel rally. Freshman AJ Griffin recorded his seventh save of the season, tying him for 10th all-time at USD in single-season saves. Offensively for the Toreros, Sean Nicol led the way with his 4-for-5, one run scored performance. Abruzzo was also solid at the plate as he went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI. On Sunday, the Rebels were ale to avoid the sweep with a 3-2 win. In the game, Nicol led the way with his 2-for-3 performance. Muno was the only other USD player to record multiple hits as he went 2-for-4 with one double and one run scored.

San Diego will return to action on Tuesday as they host cross-town rival San Diego State University in a 3 p.m. Game at Cunningham Stadium.