April 30, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - For only the second time in program history, the University of San Diego baseball team has cracked into the top-10 of the national rankings, checking in at No. 9 n the latest Baseball America top-25 poll, and at No. 10 in the latest Collegiate Baseball top-30 poll. The Toreros are also ranked No. 13 in the latest Rivals.com top-25 poll.
The Toreros posted a 2-0 record this past week picking up a series win over Pepperdine University at USD's Cunningham Stadium. This marks only the second series the Waves have lost all season. In Friday's 10-3 win, the Toreros got a dominating performance from sophomore left-hander Brian Matusz, as he allowed three runs on 10 hits, while striking out 11 in 8.1 innings of work. This marks the eighth game this season that Matusz has recorded at least 10 strikeouts in a game. On the offensive side of things, Josh Romanski led the charge with his 4-for-4, one double and two RBI performance. Shane Buschini was also an offensive leader for the Toreros as he went 3-for-4 with one home run and one RBI.
After the teams took Saturday off to honor Pepperdine's graduation, the Toreros came back on Sunday with another overpowering performance in a 5-0 win. Romanski took to the hill and was a dominate force. Romanski was engaged in a pitchers dual through the first four innings of action, then the Toreros offense broke through and gave the sophomore from Corona, Calif. some run support. Romanski (8-1) picked up his eighth win of the season allowing no runs, scattering four hits and striking out seven in his third complete game of the season. After surrendering a single in the second inning, Romanski then retired his next 13 batters before surrendering his second hit of the afternoon to Luke Salas. Offensively for the Toreros, Mike Metzger was the hero as he went a perfect 3-for-3 with one run scored. Jordan Abruzzo went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Snyder was the third Torero with multiple hits on the day as he went 2-for-3 with one run scored.
The Toreros and Waves will conclude the three-game series this afternoon with a nationally televised game on CSTV at 3 p.m. inside the friendly confines of Cunningham Stadium.