April 2, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Brian Chavez had a home run, triple and drove in five runs as San Francisco posted an 8-1 win over Washington State in a nonconference game Monday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond.
With the loss the Cougars fall to 16-13 for the season while USF improves to 16-15.
The Dons scored first as Brian Chavez connected for a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the second off Jayson Miller. The Cougars got one run back in the third as they pushed across an unearned run. Zach Borba led off with a single and one out later stole third before coming home on an infield error off the bat of Greg Lagreid. That was all for WSU as the Cougars managed just two hits after the fourth inning.
USF added a run in the seventh then broke the game open with a five-run eighth inning. Chavez had a three-run triple in the frame while Mitchell Bialosky and Joey Rainey also added RBIs.
Sophomore Jeremy Johnson started for WSU as he was making his 2007 debut after battling injuries during the first two months of the season. On a limited pitch count, Johnson faced four batters in the first, his only inning of work, walking one while not surrendering a hit. The Cougars used five pitchers on the day with Jayson Miller suffering the loss as he went five innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits with four strikeouts.
The Dons had eight hits on the afternoon, two each by Chavez and Railey, while Chavez adding five RBIs and two runs scored. On the mound Chase Tigert started but it was John Quine who picked up the win as Quine entered in the fourth and worked five scoreless innings, allowing three hits with six strikeouts.
The Cougars are next in action Apr. 10 when they host Gonzaga in a nonconference game at Bailey-Brayton Field. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
WSU BASEBALL Washington State 001 000 000 - 1 4 1 San Francisco 020 000 15x - 8 8 3 WP - John Quine (3-2). LP - Jayson Miller (2-1). Save - None. WSU - Jeremy Johnson, Jayson Miller (2), Nick Cebula (7), Garrett Kimbrel (8), Michael Ratigan (8) and Greg Lagreid. USF - Chase Tigert, John Quine (4), Brian Anderson (9) and Jonathan Norfolk. HR - Brian Chavez WSU Hits - Jared Prince 2, Scott Suttmeier, Zach Borba USF Hits - Brian Chavez 2, Joey Railey 2, Luke Sommer, Derek Poppert, Blake Nelson, Mitchell Bialosky E - Miller, Chavez 2, Poppert. 2B - Nelson, Sommer, Railey, Bialosky. 3B - Chavez.