Monday, March 16, 2009

USD beats Columbia in return from road

There was no rest for a weary USD team, which returned to the field today and beat Columbia 10-3 at Cunningham Stadium just hours after returning from a weekend roadtrip at Rice.

The Toreros rebounded from two straight losses against the Owls to win Sunday's series finale and carried that momentum into today's game against Columbia. Scott Denault won in relief of Toreros starter Chris Jensen, who allowed one run over six innings with four strikeouts. Denault was charged with two unearned runs, but picked up his fourth victory of the season when USD busted out for seven runs over teir final two at-bats.

Sean Nicol and Austin Green had two RBI piece and teammates Chris Engell and Bryan Haar each had two hits.

USD, which fell out of Baseball America's Top 25 for the first time this season, evened its record at 10-9. The Toreros play Columbia again on Tuesday and Wednesday — hoping to fatten up on a team that is 1-10 — and then host Brown for three games this weekend. USD is in the midst of a scheduled 10 games in 11 days.

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