USD Alumni Game

I attended the USD alumni game this past Saturday afternoon. I didn’t go with an eye to provide a report, so you won’t get much in the way of coverage. But I did take a few pictures to help whet your appetite for the coming season.

If you’re looking for an excuse to see the Toreros play this year, how about the fact that they have two players in the top 20 of Baseball America‘s list of top 50 freshmen? Left-handers Brian Matusz (ranked 11th) and Josh Romanski (16th) each worked a scoreless inning, with Matusz striking out current Padres farmhand Greg Sain (who played at Triple-A Portland in 2005) on three pitches.

Cunningham Stadium

USD alum and Padres prospect Greg Sain takes a cut

Brian Matusz Josh Romanski

6 Responses »

  1. The Torreros are looking strong this season! How about a Ducksnort’s outing to a game?

  2. Hey, I’m liking it. Anyone have a preference for dates? Here’s the schedule:

    That Texas series to open will be fun but very crowded. Maybe one of the SDSU games March 11 & 12? I’m up for pretty much anything…

  3. SDSU sounds good. I may be in AZ that weekend, but don’t let that stop you if it’s what works out. How about the UNLV/Saint Mary’s homestand at the end of March?

  4. Padres just claimed first baseman Walter Young off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles, per

  5. Hey, that’s a good idea, Pat.
    I’m game for either weekend. Very much want to see Texas. But, SDSU would be fun. Too bad Rice is an away game.

    The Padres:
    why do the team need another 1B? Is he that good? Better than Adrian Gonzales good?

  6. Young certainly is bigger than Gonzalez, or pretty much anyone else who ever has played baseball:

    He’s listed at 6’5″, 322 lbs.