Trojans Host Waseda University in Exhibition Game
March 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The USC baseball team welcomes Japanese college baseball power Waseda University to Dedeaux Field on Monday evening for an exhibition contest where the Trojans fell, 3-1 in a tight game.
The Trojans managed one run on five hits, while Waseda tallied three runs on six hits. Freshman first baseman Joe Corrigan (Santa Monica, Calif./Harvard-Westlake HS) drove in the team's only run on a first-pitch line drive single to left center field in the bottom of the sixth inning. He finished 1-for-4 on the day. Sophomore shortstop Blake Lacey (Clovis, Calif./Clovis HS) saw his bat come alive a bit as he is coming back from injury, collecting the team's only extra-base hit.
Sean Silva (Fresno, Calif./Fresno City College) took the loss, throwing five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, while walking one and striking out four. Freshman Bernardo Flores (Baldwin Park, Calif./Baldwin Park HS) had a strong innings, going three innings, allowing only one hit and no runs, while striking out one.
Waseda's starter Kohei Arihara was dealing through the first three innings, allowing only one hit, no runs and one walk, while striking out an impressive six Trojans. Reliever Kazuya Yoshino, a submarine pitcher took the win, throwing four innings and allowing only one run on three hits, while striking out four. Ryo Takeuchi threw the final two frames, taking the save after allowing just one hit, no runs and four strikeouts.
The Trojans are back in action on Tuesday at UC Irvine. The game is set for 6:30 p.m. PT.