The Portland baseball team suffered a 9-4 loss to the San Diego Toreros in the series opener, marking their first West Coast Conference defeat of the season. Portland's overall record falls to 20-11, with a 6-1 record in WCC play, while San Diego improves to 22-10 overall and 7-2 in league play, securing their 11th consecutive win.

By the Numbers
  • Portland pitchers faced 46 San Diego hitters, allowing 11 hits and 8 runs.
  • San Diego outscored Portland with a 16-5 margin in hits, leaving 9 runners on base while Portland left only one.
Yes, But

The Pilots showed resilience with late-game offensive spurts but were ultimately unable to overcome San Diego's early lead and offensive dominance.

State of Play
  • Portland sits at a 6-1 record in WCC play, while San Diego boasts a 7-2 record and is on an 11-game winning streak.
  • Next games in the series are scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
What's Next

The Portland Pilots will look to bounce back in the remaining games of the series against San Diego, aiming to regain their winning momentum in the WCC.

Bottom Line

Portland's defeat to San Diego marks a challenging start to the series, highlighting the Toreros' formidable form and the Pilots' need to regroup and strategize for the upcoming games to maintain their position in the WCC.