USD Toreros win season-opening series against New Mexico


San Diego, CA- The University of San Diego Toreros baseball team won their season-opening series against the New Mexico Lobos.

Game 1:

The Toreros defeated the Lobo’s 6-4 in the season opener Saturday afternoon. The season opener was started Friday evening, but was then was delayed due to heavy fog in the bottom of the third inning and resumed Saturday afternoon.

The Toreros scored the games first run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Andrew Daniel to give the Toreros a 1-0 lead. The Lobo’s would retake the lead in the 3rd inning scoring a pair of runs to take the lead 2-1. Louie Lechich would tie the game for the Toreros in the bottom of the third with an RBI double to tie the game at 2-2, before the umpires delayed the game due to the heavy fog.

When the game resumed Saturday, Connor Joe would give the Toreros the lead 3-2 on a a sacrifice fly to centerfield. The Toreros would put the game away in the fourth, scoring two more runs on a 2-run homer by Josh Goossen-Brown as the Toreros would go on to defeat the Lobos 6-4.

Toreros Ace PJ Conlon started the game on Friday and allowed two unearned runs on three hits in 3 innings of work until the game was delayed.

Game 2:

The New Mexico Lobos defeated the Toreros 3-2, in 11 innings Saturday night to even the series at a game a piece.

The Lobos scored the games first runs in the first, on an Alex Real RBI single to give the Lobos an early 1-0 lead.

The Toreros offense was held in check the to start the game as Lobos staring pitcher Colton Thompson held the Toreros hitless through the first five innings. The Toreros ended the no-hitter in the 6th and scored their first run of the game on an RBI groundout by Louie Lechich, to cut the Lobos lead to  2-1.

The Toreros would tie the game in the bottom of the ninth on an Andrew Daniel’s homerun to send the game to extra innings.

The Lobos would retake the lead in the Top of the 11th on a RBI fielder’s choice and would hold on to defeat the Toreros 3-2.

Game 3:

After the first two games of the series being close, the Toreros exploded on Sunday to blowout the Lobos 17-2 to win the weekend series.

The Toreros (2-1) started their offensive assault early, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning on HomeRuns by Louie Lechich and Troy Conyers to give the Toreros a 3-0 lead.

The Toreros would then tack on four runs in the second inning, two more runs in the fifth, seven in the seventh, one in the eighth to blowout the Lobos 17-2.

Andrew Daniel  and Troy Conyers led the way for the Toreros on offense, Daniel’s went 4-for-5 with four RBI’s and Conyers was 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI’s.

LHP/OF Lechich (1-0) was solid for the Toreros on the mound as well as on offense, allowing one run on seven hits in 5.2 innings of work.

The Toreros return to action on Tuesday, for an exhibition game against Japan Railway-East at 5 p.m at Fowler Park.