Trojans Win Rain-Shortened Game Against Cal Poly
Feb. 19, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Austin Wood struck out six in five innings Saturday as the USC Trojans defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs, 5-2, in a rain-shortened five-inning game. Cal Poly actually scored six runs in the top of the sixth for the 8-5 lead, but rain and field conditions combined to halt the game as action officially reverted back to the end of the fifth inning.
The Trojans swept Saturday's doubleheader after defeating Missouri, 9-3, earlier today in USC Tournament action to open the season with a 2-0 record. Wood, making his Trojan debut, allowed two runs on six hits with one walk.
USC scored four times in the first with two outs. With runners at first and third, Alex Sherrod singled to left and Joe De Pinto followed with another RBI single to plate Matt Foat. Kevin Roundtree hit an infield single to load the bases and designated hitter Brandon Garcia finished the scoring with a two-run single to left. The Mustangs answered with two runs in the second on RBI singles from J.J. Thompson and Bobby Crocker. Sherrod added the final run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly for the Trojans.
The tournament concludes tomorrow with Missouri playing North Carolina at 10 a. m. and USC playing North Carolina at 2 p.m. Gametracker live stats will be available for both games with a live video webcast for the USC-North Carolina game on usctrojans.com.
CP 020-00---2-6-1 USC 400-10---5-9-0
Note: Game called due to rain/field conditions in the top of the sixth with Cal Poly leading, 8-5. Game reverts to end of the fifth to give USC the win.
WP - Wood (1-0) LP - Johnson (0-1) T - 2:04 ATT - 155 Records: Cal Poly (0-3), USC (2-0)