March 3, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The USD baseball team wrapped up their North Carolina road swing with a 15-4 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon from UNC Wilmington's Brooks Field. Dillon Haupt led the Toreros (7-4) offensively with a 4-for-5 day at the plate that included a pair of home runs, five RBI and four runs scored.
Altogether USD clubbed five long balls on the day and racked up 15 hits. Connor Joe (3-for-5), Andrew Daniel (2-for-5), Kris Bryant (2-for-4) and Jerod Smith (2-for-4) each notched multi-hit games for the Toreros in addition to Haupt.
USD got on the board right away with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Back-to-back RBI doubles by Haupt and Joe got the Toreros on the board followed by a Stony Brook error that allowed a run to score.
The Sea Wolves (0-9) came back with one run in the top of the second when a runner scored from third during a rundown between first and second base.
Stony Brook then added two more in the third to tie it at 3-3, but the Toreros exploded for six runs in the bottom half of the inning, sparked by Daniel's leadoff home run. Two batters later Haupt went yard for a two-run home run that plated Bryant. Daniel came up again later in the inning and delivered a two-out, two-run single through the left side that gave USD a 9-3 lead.
Austin Green delivered a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth, while Bryant connected for a two-run shot of his own in the bottom of the fifth that put USD up 13-4.
The Toreros tacked on their last two runs with a two-run homer from Haupt in the bottom of the seventh.
Wes Judish got the start but only threw 2.0 innings, while Sheldon Ekstrand (1-0) earned the win by throwing 4.0 innings out of the bullpen, allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out two.
The Toreros return to action when they host Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday, Mar. 5 for a 6 pm first pitch from Fowler Park.