Scoreless Inning Streak Ends In 7-2 Baseball Loss

April 27, 2003

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SPOKANE, Wash. - It took the University of San Diego 24.1 innings to score against the Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-21-1, 8-13 WCC) starting pitching during their three-game West Coast Conference series, but when the Toreros (23-27, 12-12 WCC) finally scored it proved to be enough to post a 7-2 win over Gonzaga.

Bulldogs starter Matt Reding held San Diego in check until the seventh inning but was lifted after allowing a walk to Mike Oseguera with one out in the inning. John Gonzalez (1-3) entered in relief and greeted with a Zach Dobek single to left. Pinch hitter Jamie Hesselgesser then blooped a ball to right for a run scoring single that snapped the Toreros 26-plus inning scoreless streak. Tony Perez then connected for a three-run home run to give USD a 4-2 lead.

Gonzaga scored the first run of the game in the second inning against San Diego starter Justin Blaine when Chris Sinner laced a ball back up the middle to score David Johnson.

The Bulldogs increased their lead to 2-0 in the fifth on a Gordon Corder home run to left field. The Bulldogs had a chance for additional runs in the fifth but Blaine stranded runners at second and third.

Patrick Lucy (1-0) picked up the win for San Diego with one inning of relief and Tony Perez pitched three shutout innings of relief for his sixth save. The Toreros added three insurance runs in the ninth with a Joey Prast double and Lucas Wennersten RBI single.

Sinner led Gonzaga with two hits while Perez, Prast, Josh Hansen and Dobek all had two his for USD. Gonzaga returns to action on Tuesday with a game at Washington State at 6 p.m.



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