Thursday, May 31, 2007

USD baseball hopes to roll an 'eight'

The University of San Diego baseball team can only hope things to continue to come up “eights” this weekend.

The Toreros, seeded No. 8 in the NCAA baseball tournament, are the host team at San Diego State.

According to ESPN, the No. 8 seed has advanced to the College World Series in each of the prior eight seasons since the NCAA Tournament was expanded to 64 teams.

How’s that for picking the right number in the lotto?

There are other numbers the Toreros must fight.

USD begins the tournament Friday at 8 p.m. against Fresno State, which defeated the Toreros twice in last year’s NCAA Regionals at Cal State Fullerton. The Bulldogs also defeated USD two out of three games this March at Fresno.

This time, the Toreros will be playing on their home field … so to speak.

Perhaps one of the rallying points for USD is second baseman Justin Snyder. Nine years ago, when known as “Boomer” Snyder, he led Santee Pioneer to the District 41 Little League championship.

The Toreros are hoping that things are booming for them again this weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What do you think usd's chances are of advancing. It sounds like the other team might have their number. Let's hope not, huh. It would be nice to seem them go on and do well in the tournament and bring some recognition for collegiate baseball in that area.

Duncanville, TX