Jan. 28, 1997
Trojans Improve To 3-0 With Win Over Loyola Marymount
LOS ANGELES - Senior right-hander Scott Henderson (1-0) went five innings and allowed just one run on two hits while walking no one and striking out two to lead third-ranked USC (3-0) to a 7-2 win over Loyola Marymount (0-1) today at Dedeaux Field.
USC was led offensively by senior shortstop Marc Mirizzi, who spent his first two collegiate seasons as Loyola's shortstop before transferring to USC last year. Mirizzi was 2-for-4 with two doubles.
In addition, sophomore centerfielder Robb Gorr and second baseman Wes Rachels both drove in two runs.
Loyola Marymount was held to just four hits by four Trojan pitchers. Senior first baseman Benny Craig hit a home run to center field for the Lions.
USC returns to action this weekend when it opens conference play, hosting Arizona State in a three-game series. The games will take place Friday (Jan. 31) at 3 p.m., Saturday (Feb. 1) at 1 p.m. and Sunday (Feb. 2) at 1 p.m.
Loyola Marymount 000 100 100 - 2 4 3 USC 050 110 00 - 7 9 1 Hueth, Demosthenos (2), Fitzgerald (2), Pirayoff (4), Konrady (5), Cecchin (5), Bonilla (7), Casillas (8) and Sulentor. Henderson, Immel (6), Penney (8), Krawczyk (9) and Brown, DePippo. WP - Henderson (1-0). LP - Demosthenos (0-1). HR - Craig (1), LM. Notable: Mirizzi (USC) 2-for-4.