Toreros Win 2024 WCC Baseball Tournament Championship

Toreros Win 2024 WCC Baseball Tournament Championship

San Diego beats Portland 8-6, earns program's 10th bid to NCAA Tournament

WCC Baseball Championship

San Diego baseball (40-13, 20-4 WCC) capped off a dominating 2024 West Coast Conference campaign with a controlling win over No. 2 Portland (37-19, 19-6 WCC) to secure the title of West Coast Conference Tournament Champions for the second time in three seasons, defeating the Pilots 8-6 at Las Vegas ballpark for its tenth consecutive victory.

After the Pilots maintained an early 1-0 lead through the first three frames, a monster five-run fourth inning gave USD a lead that sustained multiple comeback attempts from Portland, keeping the Toreros in front for the remainder of the game thanks to a pair of insurance runs from Jack Costello and Dustin Allen in the top of the ninth inning. 

True freshman righty Logan Reddemann started on the mound in quite possibly the biggest game of his young San Diego career, and turned in 4.2 strong innings before leaning on a trio of veteran bullpen performances from Calvin SchapiraAlex Schrier, and Conner Thurman who kept the Pilots from taking the lead, and secured the championship for USD. 

USD has received the West Coast Conference's automatic bid to the postseason and will compete in the NCAA Santa Barbara Regional in Santa Barbara, California at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, as announced this morning on the 2024 NCAA Baseball Selection Show on ESPN2.

San Diego (40-13, 20-4 WCC) will play Oregon (37-18, 19-11 Pac-12) on Friday, May 31 at 12:00 p.m. PT to begin the regional. The matchup will be televised live on ESPNU.

Also in the regional are fourteenth-seeded host UC Santa Barbara and Fresno State.

The Toreros' NCAA Regional berth marks the 10th time in program history that USD has appeared in a regional after also doing so in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2022.

— USD News Center