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    Mar. 25, 1997

    Brown's Double in Eighth Inning Sends No. 9 Trojans on to Victory, 8-7

    LOS ANGELES - With the score tied 7-7 in the bottom of the eighth, No. 9-ranked USC pushed across the winning run on a double by Jason Brown and a fielding error by rightfielder Eric Byrnes to defeat No. 2 UCLA 8-7 Monday night at Dedeaux Field.

    USC is now 24-10 overall and 8-7 in the Pac-10 Southern Division while UCLA drops to 25-6-1 and 5-4.

    In the eighth inning, shortstop Mark Mirizzi led off with a single off righthander Dan Keller (2-3). Greg Walbridge attempted a sacrifice but Mirizzi was thrown out at second. Jason Brown doubled to right field and Byrnes' misplay allowed Walbridge to score.

    USC took a 7-4 lead into the eighth inning but the Bruins rallied to tie the score. The inning was highlighted by a 2-run single by Troy Glaus.

    Junior Jack Krawczyk picked up the win (1-1) for the Trojans, pitching the final inning and a third.

    UCLA 7 (25-6-1)                     USC 8 (24-10)
    Name (Pos)       AB  R  H BI           Name (Pos)          AB  R  H  BI         
    ----------------------------           --------------------------------
    Jon Heinrichs lf  3  3  3  1           Wes Rachels 2b       2  1  0   0
    Eric Byrnes rf    4  1  2  2           Marc Mirizzi ss      3  2  2   1
    Troy Glaus ss     4  0  1  2           Greg Walbridge 1b    5  3  2   1
    Eric Valent cf    5  0  0  0           Jason Brown lf       3  1  1   2
    Nick Theodorou 2b 4  0  0  1            Jeff DePippo pr/rf  0  0  0   0
    Pete Zamora p/dh  5  1  3  1           Morgan Ensberg 3b    1  0  0   1
    Casey Cloud c     4  0  0  0           Greg Hanoian rf/lf   5  0  1   2
    Cassidy Olson 1b  4  0  0  0           Robb Gorr cf         3  0  0   0
    Aldo Pinto 3b     4  2  2  0           Brian Ponchak dh     4  0  2   0
     Dan Keller p     0  0  0  0           Eric Munson c        3  1  1   0
     Rob Henkel p     0  0  0  0           Scott Henderson p    0  0  0   0
                                            Steve Immel p       0  0  0   0
                                            Jack Krawczyk p     0  0  0   0
                                           
                                           
    Totals           37  7 11  7           Totals              29  8  9   7
    Score By Innings:       R  H  E
    -------------------------------
    UCLA   200 200 030  -   7 11  4
    USC    004 201 01x  -   8  9  1
    -------------------------------
    E - Byrnes (UCLA), Glaus (UCLA), Theodorou (UCLA), Olson (UCLA), Ensberg (USC).
    DP - UCLA 1, USC 1. LOB - UCLA 9, USC 10.
    2B - Heinrichs (UCLA) 2, Mirizzi (USC), Walbridge (USC) 2, Brown (USC), Hanoian (USC).
    SB - Rachels (USC), Mirizzi (USC). CS - DePippo (USC).
    SH - Rachels (USC), Brown (USC). SF - Brown (USC), Ensberg (USC).
    UCLA           IP  H  R ER BB SO       USC              IP  H  R ER BB SO
    --------------------------------       ----------------------------------
    Pete Zamora   4.0  5  6  4  6  6       Scott Henderson 5.2  7  4  1  4  4 
    Don Keller    3.2  4  2  1  3  1       Steve Immel     2.0  2  2  2  0  0
    Rob Henkel    0.1  0  0  0  0  0       Jack Krawczyk   1.1  2  1  1  0  0
    Winner - Krawczyk (1-1). Loser - Keller (2-3). Save- None.
    WP - Zamora (UCLA). PB - Munson (USC).
    HBP - by Henderson (Glaus), by Krawczyk (Byrnes).
    Umpires - Home: Aiello, 1st: Lyons, 3rd: Flaherty
    Start: 7:09 p.m. Time: 3:32 Attendance: 851
    Zamora faced 1 batter in the 5th.