Mar. 14, 1997
Seventh-Inning Run Leads to USC Win
LOS ANGELES - Senior left-hander Randy Flores struck out a career-high 13 batters to lead sixth-ranked USC to a 3-2 win over No. 15 Arizona Friday night at Dedeaux Field. Flores, who is now 6-2 in 1997 and 39-7 in his four-year Trojans career (one shy of the school record for wins), allowed two unearned runs and a walk while scattering seven hits in eight innings.
USC is now 21-7 overall and 6-4 in the Pac-10 Southern Division while Arizona drops to 21-11 and 5-2.
With the score tied a two in the seventh inning, Morgan Ensberg hit a one-out double to left center off starter Darrell Hussman (3-2), advanced to third on a ground out by Jeremy Freitas, and scored on a single to center by Wes Rachels.
The Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead, getting one run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Greg Walbridge and one run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Ensberg.
The Wildcats tied the score with two unearned runs in the fifth, scoring the first on a sacrifice fly by Erik Mattern and the second on a single to left by Kenny Corley.
Junior right-hander Jack Krawczyk came in to pitch the ninth inning for USC and recorded his sixth save (21st of his career).
USC 3, Arizona 2
Ariz. - Hussman, Hoskau (7) and Clark. USC - Flores, Krawczyk (9) and Munson. 2B - Ensberg (USC).