Baseball Earns 14th Consecutive Tuscon Win|
March 21, 1998
TUCSON, Ariz.---Senior right-hander Seth Etherton improved to 7-0 by striking out a career-high 14 batters, leading No. 3 Southern California to a 6-4 victory over fifth-ranked Arizona here Friday night.
USC improved to 21-5 with the win, 8-2 in the Six-Pac. The Trojans moved into first place in the league with the win, breaking a tie with idle Stanford. The Cats, who dropped their third-straight game, fell to 25-8 and 7-6. The win was USC's 14th in a row over Arizona in Tucson.
Senior right fielder Colin Porter hit a pair of two-run homers to account for Arizona's offense. He matched his career-high with eight total bases in the first two-homer game of his career.
Etherton (7-0) gave up seven hits over 8.0 innings while walking three. Senior righty Jack Krawczyk pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his league-leading 10th save, the 36th of his career, a Six-Pac record. Sophomore lefty Tony Milo (7-1) took the loss after winning the first 10 decisions of his career.
Senior second baseman Wes Rachels collected three hits for the Trojans, while freshman shortstop Seth Davidson hit his first career homer. Sophomore catcher Eric Munson also homered for USC.
The two teams will meet again Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sancet Field.
#3 USC 000 140 100 - 6 10 0 #5 Arizona 020 000 020 - 4 8 1 Etherton, Krawczyk (9) and Munson; Milo, Haddix (7) and Mohler. W-Etherton, 7-0. L-Milo, 7- 1. Sv-Krawczyk (10). HRs-USC, Munson (9), Davidson (1); UA-Porter 2 (9).