USC Defeats Jacksonville 8-2 In Season Opener
Feb. 17, 2012
USC Senior Andrew Triggs (1-0) allowed only two runs on five hits and struck out six in six innings, while junior Adam Landecker went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Trojans (1-0) to an 8-2 victory over Jacksonville Friday night in front of a crowd of 1,018 at Dedeaux Field.
Freshman Nigel Nootbaar and sophomore James Guillen then combined for three scoreless innings of relief in support of Triggs. Guillen struck out the side in the top of the ninth inning to cap the win for USC.
The Trojans took advantage of six Dolphin errors while putting together 11 hits and knocking out Jacksonville starter Steve Eagerton (0-1) after four innings.
Freshman Garrett Stubbs made his Trojan debut in left field making a diving catch in the seventh inning to rob JU's Taylor Ratliff and doubling up Chris Moye at first base with a spectacular throw across the diamond. The Del Mar native also added two hits at the plate going 2-for-5 on the night.
USC broke the game open in the seventh inning plating four runs on four hits.
The Trojans return to action Saturday at 2 p.m. as senior righty Ben Mount takes on JU sophomore right-handed pitcher Chris Anderson at Dedeaux Field.