Mar. 15, 1997

    Arizona Rallies for 6-5 Over USC

    LOS ANGELES - Trailing 5-3 in the eighth inning, Arizona shortstop Jake Thrower hit a three-run home run off Trojan ace reliever Jack Krawczyk (0-1) and the No. 15 Wildcats held on to defeat No. 6 USC, 6-5, Saturday at Dedeaux Field.

    USC is now 21-8 overall (6-5 in Pac-10 Southern Division play) and Arizona is 22-11 (6-2).

    Arizona pitchers limited the Trojans to just 6 hits, including a 2-run home run by senior designated hitter Jason Brown. Freshman righthander Dave Abbott (2-1) picked up the win with an inning of relief work while sophomore lefthander Ryan Moskau pitched the final 2 innings to record his fifth save.

    For the Wildcats offensively, all their runs came on home runs; Diego Rico hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and Jason Hendricks hit a 2-run home run in the seventh.

    Shortstop Marc Mirizzi was Troy's top hitter, going 2-for-4 with a double.

    Arizona 6, USC 5

    Arizona  000 100 230 - 6 8 4 
    USC      003 002 000 - 5 6 0

    Ariz. - Johnson, Abbott (7), Moskau (8). USC - Etherton, Weibling (8), Krawczyk (8).