PITTSBURG — With round one of the National Club Baseball Association DII World Series officially in the books, the lower-seeded San Diego Toreros advanced to the next round with a win over Texas A&M Corps of Cadets,10-6, at Jaycee Ballpark on Friday night.
The Toreros took the lead early and continued to add on throughout, which helped them to survive a late-inning rally by the Corps of Cadets to win by four runs.
“We’ve just kind of figured it out right now to be honest, and just a lot of guys that are playing to have a lot of fun,” San Diego head coach Josh Schroeder said. “We’re just hitting the ball well right now and just going out there, trying to have fun and that’s what it’s all about.”
USD hit the scoreboard first in the second inning, plating two runs on an error and an RBI single off the bat of Will Knopka and pushed the lead to three in the third inning thanks to an error.
The Cadets found their way in the run column in the bottom half of the third inning, scoring one on an error, but the Toreros broke the game open in the following inning, crossing the plate six times on four hits, including a home run by Tony Ceron, which drove in two runs.
San Diego added on one more in the fifth to push the lead to nine runs, but Texas A&M got the run back in the bottom half of the inning.
The Cadets cut into the deficit to four in the sixth inning, after scoring four runs on four hits, but left the bases loaded to end the inning.
USD held on in the seventh to win the game.
Anton Myskiw was the offensive hero for San Diego, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Dalvin Martin also had two hits, while driving in one run and scoring twice.