March 13, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
The University of San Diego baseball team (14-4) picked up its 13th win in its last 14 games on Tuesday, coming at the expense of the Indiana Hoosiers. Despite a quality start from Chad Martin (6 IP, 3 ER) and out-hitting the Toreros, 9-to-8, Indiana came up on the wrong end of a 9-3 final score.
Indiana (4-11) is in the midst of an eight-game spring break trip spanning nine days. Tuesday's game at USD marked the fourth game played out on the west coast. Dustin DeMuth and Sam Travis continued swinging hot bats today, and are now both 5-for-13 (.385) during the trip. Travis drove in two of IU's three runs against the Toreros. Chad Clark took care of the third RBI, to go along with a pair of hits.
Trailing 2-0, Kyle Schwarber roped a triple into deep left field to lead off the top of the second. Travis then put the ball on the ground to score Schwarber and pull IU within a lone run at 2-1. San Diego matched in the home half of the second though to regain its two-run advantage.
After the Toreros plated another in the fourth, Travis turned on an RBI-single down the left field line. His second RBI of the day pushed across DeMuth who was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a single by Clark. Indiana's two-run hole got deeper in the bottom half, however, as USD countered with a pair of runs to go ahead 6-2.
Justin Cureton doubled in the seventh to put a runner in scoring position. DeMuth followed with an infield hit, and there were Hoosiers at the corners. A groundball came next, allowing Cureton to come home for IU's third run. Just as San Diego had done the previous two innings in which Indiana notched a run, the Toreros had an answer in the next half inning. This time it was a three-spot for USD, creating the eventual 9-3 final score.
The Hoosiers will face off against USD again on Wednesday, first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. eastern (3 p.m. local). Come back right here to IUHoosiers.com for live stats and an audio broadcast of the contest.