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Toreros Return to National Rankings

March 27, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team (18-10) has made its return to the nation's elite as they have broken back into the top-25 coming in at No. 25 in the latest Rosenblatt Report top-25.

The Toreros have won six of their last seven contests including a three-game non-conference sweep of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this past weekend at Cunningham Stadium. USD held off a late surge by the Rebels to claim a 7-6 win on Friday, cruised to a 10-3 win on Saturday and blanked the Rebels on Sunday in a 3-0 win.

During the last seven games the Toreros are hitting .296 as a team while the Toreros pitching staff is holding the opponents to a .200 batting average. Leading the way for the Toreros offense has been the play of junior shortstop Steve Singleton. Singleton hit 14-for-30 (.467) with three doubles, one home run and six RBI during that stretch.

During this seven game stretch the Toreros have also receive strong pitching performances as both Josh Butler and Ricardo Pecina have recorded 2-0 records with Pecina bolstering a 1.04 ERA and Butler a 1.12 ERA over that stretch.

USD will look to build upon their current three-game win streak this weekend as they open conference play against the Gaels of Saint Mary's College at Cunningham Stadium. Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and both Saturday and Sunday's games are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.