No. 9 San Diego Beats No. 30 KU, 17-6
Feb. 18, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Calif. –
The University of San Diego (7-1) scored runs in every inning but the first and eighth to dispatch of No. 30 Kansas (6-4), 17-6, Saturday at the Public Storage Classic in Los Angeles, Calif.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Toreros scored the first five runs of the game. Jordan Abruzzo hit a two-run homer over the right field wall in the second inning. Steve Singleton then led off the third with a solo homer. USD added two more unearned runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead.
Sophomore Erik Morrison and freshman Preston Land got the fourth inning going with back-to-back one-out walks. Junior Dylan Parzyk drove both in with a two-run double. Parzyk scored on a triple off the bat of senior Matt Baty. Senior Ritchie Price extended his hitting streak to nine games with an RBI single to score Baty and bring KU to within 5-4 of USD.
The Toreros responded with two runs in the fifth inning while chasing KU’s starter Ricky Fairchild. Fairchild (2-1) finished the game with two strikeouts, three walks, while allowing seven runs (five earned) on five hits in 4 1/3 innings.
USD tacked on six runs in the sixth inning with six singles, one double and a walk. All six runs came after two outs. Freshman Nick Czyz was charged with the runs. USD added two runs in the seventh and ninth innings.
Junior transfer Kyle Murphy hit a two-run home run in KU’s half of the eighth. The home run was Murphy’s first career at Kansas.
USD’s Matt Couch (2-0) received the win in relief of freshman starting pitcher Brian Matuszi. Couch pitched the final 5 2/3 of an inning, striking out three and allowing two earned runs.
Kansas will play its final game in the Public Storage Classic Sunday against Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. central. Senior Kodiak Quick (1-1, 3.00) will toe the rubber for KU.
Game Notes: Senior Ritchie Price was hit by a pitch for the 46th time of his career in the first inning … Junior transfer Ross Kelling made his first appearance in a KU uniform … Sophomore Eric Snowden made his first appearance of the season.