Trojans Take Care of Business, Defeat Oakland 11-1 in Game Two of Series|
Feb. 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES - The USC Trojans tallied 11 runs on 16 hits to take care of business in game two of the series against visiting Oakland on Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.
The Trojans (7-0) were led at the plate by AJ Ramirez (Phoenix, Ariz./Bakersfield Christian HS) who drove in four runs and on the mound by starter Kyle Twomey (Placentia, Calif./El Dorado HS), who threw seven complete innings of four-hit baseball, allowing one run with one walk and six strikeouts en route to his second win of the year.
The Trojans got on the board in the bottom of the first inning, as Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) delivered a sac fly to score a run. The Trojans then added one more in the second inning, before the Golden Grizzlies (0-5) got on the board in the top of the third after a leadoff double by Tyler Pagano and a one-out single by Matt DiLeo.
The Trojans then added nine unanswered runs to finish off the game, tallying two in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and four in the seventh. Freshman Brad Wegman (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS) threw the eighth inning after Twomey's day was done, collecting one strikeout in his shutout inning. Redshirt freshman Alex Chavarria (Coachella, Calif./Indio HS) closed out the ninth with another zero and one strikeout.
Five different Trojans had multi-hit games, with third baseman Blake Lacey (Clovis, Calif./Clovis HS) leading the way with three hits.
The Trojans continued to take advantage of Golden Grizzly errors (5), as well as stolen bases, with USC collecting seven today.
The Trojans and Golden Grizzlies will meet in game three of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT.