The Tritons did not get their first hit until a two-out RBI double by Tanner in the sixth. Gabriel Duran finished the game with 9.0 innings pitched, allowing three hits and one unearned run. “I was impressed with Dowling, I felt like they were well prepared,” said UCSD head coach Dan O’Brien. “Not to take away from Duran, he pitched a great game, but our hitters were not well prepared today.”
In the Dowling third inning with two outs, Frank Intagliata doubled to left and Eddie Squeri singled for a potential RBI. UCSD’s Robert Sedin through a strike from center field to get the final out of the inning at the plate to keep the game scoreless.
In the Dowling fourth, the Golden Lions loaded the bases with no outs. With one out, Joe Trainor singled through the right side to give Dowling a 1-0 lead. A sac fly would give the Golden Lions the 2-0 lead as Erik Cabrera got the RBI.
With two outs in the bottom half of the sixth, Josh Tanner got UCSD’s first hit of the game, a double off the left field wall driving in Kellen Lee and UCSD pulled within 2-1. Tanner’s ball just missed being a homerun by two feet.
In the UCSD seventh, the Tritons put runners on the corners with one out. The next two Tritons were retired on a pop up to shortstop and a fly ball to left field and Dowling held a 2-1 lead through seven frames.
Dowling got an insurance run in the eighth on an RBI single by Daniel Pembroke to lead 3-1.
With one out in the UCSD ninth, Evan Kehoe singled to right field, while Matt Canetele drew a two-out walk to put the potential tying runs on base. UCSD left the runners stranded on base and Dowling had the 3-1 win.
UCSD is back in action on Tuesday in the losers’ bracket, facing the loser of the