April 17, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team remains in the top-25 after posting a 2-2 record this past week. The Toreros dropped two spots in the Rosenblatt Report top-25 poll to No. 19 and fell two spots in the Baseball America poll to No. 25.
The Toreros opened the week with a 2-1 loss to Cal State Northridge on Tuesday but bounced back posting a 2-1 weekend record against West Coast Conference rival Loyola Marymount University. USD captured a 6-4 series opening win against the Lions on Thursday behind a big four-run seventh inning. The Toreros and Lions then had to wait until Saturday to complete the series thanks to heavy rain fall in the San Diego area. The Toreros dropped the first game of the doubleheader 7-3, but bounced back with a huge ninth-inning rally in the second game to claim the win. USD trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Toreros bats became red hot as they loaded the bases, then slowly chipped in run after run until Steve Singleton whipped out his cape and played superhero driving in the winning run on a single over the right fielder's head to give USD the series win and move them into a first place tie in the WCC
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday when they host the Highlanders of UC Riverside in a non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium with a start time of 3 p.m.