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Mother Nature Pushes Baseball Game Back One Day

April 3, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The baseball game scheduled between the 18th-ranked Toreros of the University of San Diego and the Matadors of Cal State Northridge at 3 p.m. on Tuesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Cunningham Stadium due to inclement weather in the San Diego area.

Cal State Northridge enters the week with a 15-17 overall record and a 0-3 mark in the Big West Conference after being swept by top-ranked Cal State Fullerton this past weekend. Brett Blumenthal leads the offensive charge for the Matadors hitting a team-best .364 with a team-leading 32 hits, 23 RBI, has three doubles, one triple and two home runs. On the mound for CSUN, Craig Baker leads the way with his 3.26 ERA and has a record of 4-5. Baker also leads the team in strikeouts with 65. The Matadors are under the direction of fourth-year head coach Steve Rousey who has posted a 66-133-1 record during his tenure in Northridge.

The Toreros (20-11, 2-1 WCC) are bolstering a 10-2 record at home this season and as a team they are hitting .335 at Cunningham Stadium while the Toreros pitching staff is holding opponents to a .205 batting average. USD opened the season with a three-game sweep of the defending national champions, Texas Longhorns, at Cunningham Stadium, then suffered their first loss at home against UC Irvine on Feb. 21. USD then swept both cross-town rival San Diego State and UNLV before posting a 2-1 record this past weekend against the Gaels of Saint Mary's College in their West Coast Conference opener at home.

After the Toreros complete the game on Wednesday they will continue West Coast Conference play this upcoming weekend as they travel to the Pacific Northwest to compete against the Pilots of the University of Portland. Friday's game is scheduled for a 32 p.m. start and both Saturday and Sunday's game are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.