Feb. 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team (2-4) dropped its night cap of a double-header with Kent State University, 9-5, Saturday evening at Fowler Park.
The Golden Flashes (1-6) wasted no time in scoring, as they were able to push across a pair of runs in the top of the first inning on a Jason Bagoly two-run single to give KSU the early 2-0 lead.
After the visitors managed to tack on an extra run in the top of the third, USD managed to take get onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning. The USD run came when Louie Lechich reached on a fielder's choice, which scored Austin Green, who had singled, to move the score to 3-1.
The Golden Flashes then took back the momentum with a three run top of the fifth inning, but USD didn't just fade away. After taking back one run in the bottom of the fifth, USD managed to score three runs on three hits in the bottom of the sixth to make things interesting. AJ Robinson got things started with a stand-up triple to right center. Austin Bailey then drove in Robinson with an RBI single to first base. After Austin Green reached on an error by the shortstop, an Andrew Daniel groundout moved Green to second and Bailey to third with two outs. Chris Woolley then drove in the final two runs of the inning on a single to centerfield, to move the score to 7-5.
KSU then went on to score two unanswered runs to claim their first win of the season, 9-5.
Offensively for the Toreros, Woolley led the way, as he went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The only other Torero to record multiple hits was Daniel, who went 2-for-4 with one run scored.
Max MacNabb (0-2) was saddled with the loss on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed six runs, five earned, on eight hits, in 4.0 innings of work. KSU's Taylor Williams (1-0) was credited with the win, as he allowed five runs, three earned, on eight hits in 7.0 innings of work.
The Toreros will return to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. as they conclude their 4-game series with the Golden Flashes at Fowler Park.