Freshman Timmy Robinson drove in three runs for the Trojans in the loss.
Wyatt Strahan had a strong start, going 7.2 innings, allowing only three runs on five hits.
The Trojans have won the last two series meetings between the two teams.
Trojans will look to even the series tomorrow at 12 p.m. MT.
Trojans enter the weekend on a one-game winning streak.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball for head coach Rick Weber at Sierra Canyon HS in Chatsworth, Calif. ... As a senior in 2012, earned First Team All-Delphic League, All-CIF Division 6 Southern Section, All-City honors, All-State and was the Delphic League MVP ... Led Sierra Canyon to a 23-6 record and first league title in 2012 ... Was the only incoming college freshman to compete for the Glendale Angelinos of the California Collegiate Summer League.
PERSONAL: Undecided major at USC ... Parents are David and Stacie ... Has one sister, Nicole ... Lists Cal Ripken Jr. as his biggest sports hero ... Enjoys snowboarding and surfing ... Favorite movie is Forrest Gump ... Favorite TV shows are That 70's Show and Dog the Bounty Hunter ... Would like to visit Hawaii and the Bahamas ... Listens to Mac Miller, ASAP Rocky and Jack Johnson ... Buffalo wings and macaroni and cheese are his favorite foods ... Birthdate is March 18, 1994.