USD Toreros ranked No. 24 in latest baseball Top 25


USD’s Jessie Jenner (center) is greeted at the dugout by Connor Joe (#6) after a solo home run in the bottom of the third.

San Diego, CA- The University of San Diego Toreros baseball team is once again ranked in Top 25, as they are ranked No. 24 in the latest Collegiate baseball top-30 poll.

The Toreros are currently (32-16, 15-9 WCC) on the season and are in position to win the WCC championship,as they are currently in a 3-way tie for second place with LMU and Gonzaga.The Toreros were in fifth place at the start of last week, but after going 5-0 record this past week, defeating powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, San Diego Christian and sweeping a three game series against the Saint Mary’s Gaels. The Toreros are now right back in the race for first. The Toreros return to action Tuesday for their last home game of the season against UC Irvine. The Toreros then take the road for a crucial three-game series against 1st Place Pepperdine. If the Toreros sweep the series this weekend, they would clinch one of the four spots in the WCC Tournament.

Despite the loss of legend Kris Bryant this season, the Toreros continue as they have for years to be on of the top offensive teams in the nation. The Toreros are batting .322 on the season, which is the third highest batting average in the nation.The Toreros also have the second most doubles in the nation with 115, the sixth highest slugging percentage in the nation at .465 and the eighth highest on base percentage in the nation at .403.

Which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s followed the USD baseball program under Rich Hill the past decade. As while Kris Bryant was the best player in USD’s history, the Toreros have consistently been one of the top baseball teams in the nation the past decade.