UC Irvine Beats USC, 6-3, At Dedeaux Field
Feb. 20, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Taylor Holiday's RBI double in the sixth provided the go-ahead run as the UC Irvine Anteaters defeated the USC Trojans, 6-3, in nonconference action at Dedeaux Field. Blair Erickson struck out the side in the ninth for the Anteaters to record his fourth save of the season and 44th of his career, five away from tying the NCAA career held by USC's Jack Krawczyk (1995-98).
Ben Orloff had two RBI for the Anteaters (7-2-1) while Tyler Vaughn and Cody Cipriano had two hits each. Matt Cusick went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Trojans (7-6).
Reid Suitor earned the win and improved to 2-0 with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit. Anthony Vasquez (0-3) took the loss for the Trojans, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings of work.
Cusick gave USC an early 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI single, followed by a sacrifice fly from J.J. Owen. UCI scored a run in the third on Cipriano's RBI single and tied the game in the fourth on Aaron Lowenstein's sacrifice bunt, plating Tony Asaro. Lowenstein singled in the sixth and Vaughn was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second to set up the two runs for UCI.
USC hosts No. 21 Tulane this weekend at Dedeaux Field, Friday-Sunday (Feb. 23-25). Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. start on Saturday and 1 p.m. game time for Sunday. All three games will be broadcast live on a video webcast, along with Gametracker live stats, on usctrojans.com.
UCI 001-102-110---6-11-1 USC 200-000-010---3-7-1