April 18, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO - The Santa Clara baseball team saw its weekend series at San Francisco tied as the Dons posted a 9-1 win over the Broncos. The two teams will battle for the series win on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
SCU fell to 15-19 with the loss and 4-7 in West Coast Conference play, while USF improved to 18-21 overall and 5-6 in league action. The Dons out-hit the Broncos 12-7, while Santa Clara struck out 11 batters compared to USF's six.
The win was earned by Doug Murray. He remains undefeated with a 7-0 record. The loss went to Thain Simon (3-4). He tossed three innings, gave up eight of the Dons runs and struck out a game-high seven batters.
Santa Clara scored its lone run in the fifth inning. Freshman Andrew Biancardi hit a leadoff double down the left field line and advanced to third on a Lucas Herbst fly out. The Aptos native then scored on a Chris Morton groundout to second.
After the rubber game of this WCC series on Sunday, the Broncos take on the Cardinal of Stanford on Monday, April 20. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.