No. 9 USD Drops One To No. 25 USC

Feb. 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The ninth-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (7-2) suffered an 8-3 loss to the 25th-ranked Trojans of the University of Southern California (7-4) Sunday evening at the USC Public Storage Classic.

Baron Frost did the early scoring damage for the Trojans as he hit a run scoring double to centerfield in the first inning and followed with a two-run single up the middle in the third inning to push the USC lead to 3-0.

Trailing 4-0, USD responded in the fifth inning as Steve Singleton continued his nine-game hit streak with a two-run single to left field cutting the Trojans lead in half.

After USC took back one run in the bottom of the fifth, the Toreros took that run back in the seventh. USD got the unearned run when Singleton hit a fly ball to right field. The Trojans right fielder then misplayed the ball allowing Kevin Hansen, who had singled, to score from first to again pull USD to within two at 5-3.

USC would add three more runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to put the game at its final of 8-3.

Josh Romanski (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros allowing five runs, three earned, on seven hits in 4.2 innings of work. Tommy Milone (3-0) was credited with the win for the Trojans allowing two runs on seven hits in six complete innings of work.

The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday as they host UC Irvine in a 2 p.m. non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium.

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