Tritons Bats Continue To Struggle As They Split Doubleheader with Toreros
The Tritons played a doubleheader on Sunday versus University of San Diego. In what seems to be a
season theme, the Tritons offense couldn’t find key hits to drive in runs. They rode pitching in the
second game in order to split the two game set.
The game was a pitchers’ duel early with the first 3 innings going scoreless. The Tritons would break
through first on a RBI double from sophomore Rocco Novello. USD would answer back immediately in
the fifth with a run of their own. The next inning the wheels fell off a bit. The Toreros strung together a
number of hits to score five runs. The Tritons answered in the bottom of the sixth with three runs.
Freshman Adan Estrada dropped a single in to score two and then freshman Curtis Faletti scored on a
wild pitch. That would be all the Tritons would get as they came up short in their comeback effort.
Game 1: Toreros 6 Tritons 4
The second game was once again a pitchers’ duel. The Tritons once again broke through first on
sophomore Jordan Doole’s double in the third. The Toreros got that run back on a home run in the top
of the fourth. The game remained tied until the bottom of the sixth when a potential inning ending
double play only resulted in one out after the shortstop pulled his foot too early at second. Confusion
did lead to the third out on the play with a 4-6-3-5 double play being recorded. The Tritons shut down
USD in the seventh to salvage the doubleheader split.
Game 2: Tritons 2 Toreros 1
The Tritons have a big break in the schedule and won’t be back in action until April 4th and 5th against
Arizona State in Phoenix. The next home series is April 18th and 19th when Northern Arizona University
visits San Diego.