April 25, 1997
Trojans Power Their Way Past Bruins
LOS ANGELES - The University of Southern California baseball team used three home runs to beat cross-town rival UCLA, 10-6, in a Pac-10 game at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles Friday night.
USC managed only six hits, but three of them were home runs. Catcher Eric Munson, leftfielder Jeremy Freitas and third baseman Eric Munson all went yard for the Trojans, which improved to 35-17 with the victory. Ensberg's home run was a two run blast in the eighth inning that put the Trojans in the lead for good.
Starting pitcher Randy Flores last throught the first five innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. Scott Henderson and Jack Krawczyk provided four innings of scoreless relief. Henderson (7-3) picked up the victory and Krawczyk picked up his first save of the year.
The Trojans jumped out to a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth before they ran into trouble. UCLA scored two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to forge a 6-5 lead that held up until Ensberg's home run in the eighth.
UCLA helped USC's cause all night, committing eight errors which led to five unearned runs.
With the win, the Trojans improved their Pac-10 record to 16-12 while the Bruins fell to 14-8.
The two team play the second game of the three game series Saturday at 5 p.m.
USC: Flores, Henderson (6), Krawczyk (8) and Munson. UCLA: Jacquez, Henkel (8) and Cloud. 2B: Cloud (UCLA), Heinrichs 2 (UCLA). HR: Ensberg (USC), Freitas (USC), Munson (USC). E: Cloud (UCLA), Glaus 3 (UCLA), Theodorou 2 (UCLA), Zamora 2 (UCLA).