June 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The 25th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team claimed an 8-5 win over No. 21 Cal Poly Sunday afternoon in an elimination game at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
USD now advances onto a third consecutive elimination game against No. 1 seeded UCLA at 6:15 p.m. Cal Poly ends their season with a 40-19 overall with the loss.
The Toreros (37-24) wasted no time in scoring, as they scored one run on two hits in the bottom of the first inning. Kris Bryant led off the frame with an infield single. Bryant then moved to second on a wild pitch, and Connor Joe drove in Bryant with an RBI single through the left side to give USD a 1-0 lead.
The Mustangs then evened the score up in the top of the second inning, scoring one run on three hits. The Cal Poly run came on an RBI single by Elliott Stewart, which scored Jimmy Allen, who had singled, to move the score to 1-1.
The Toreros then scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning on an Austin Green 2-run single to give USD a 3-1 lead.
After the Mustangs scored one un in each of the fourth and fifth innings, USD took back one in the fifth on a passed ball to give USD a 4-3 lead.
USD then exploded in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring four runs on one hit. Green got things started when he was hit by a pitch. Andrew Daniel then drew a walk, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Two batters later, Troy Conyers ripped a 2-run single to right field for the first two runs. Dillon Checkal then reached on a fielder's choice, and Conyers was safe at second on a throwing error by the first baseman. AJ Robinson then loaded the bases with a walk. Then back-to-back bases-loaded walks to Bailey and Joe scored the next two runs to give USD an 8-3 lead.
Cal Ploy then scored a pair of runs in the seventh to cap the scoring for the day.
Offensively for the Toreros, Bailey led the way, as he went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored.
Troy Conyers (3-2) was credited with the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed three runs on four hits in 2.2 innings of work. Max Homick came on to pick up the save, as he allowed no runs on no hits in 1.2 innings of work.