Trojans Drop Game Two of Series at Washington, 3-1
March 23, 2013
SEATTLE - The Trojans fell victim to a strong pitching performance by Washington's Austin Voth, falling 3-1 in game two of the series at Husky Ballpark on Saturday afternoon.
The Trojans (9-14, 2-3 Pac-12) got on the board first, scoring a run in the top of the second after Greg Zebrack (Northridge, Calif./UPenn) tripled to lead off the inning and Jake Hernandez (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos HS) delivered a sacrifice fly RBI to take a 1-0 lead.
However, the Huskies answered in the bottom half with a run of their own off a solo home run from Brian Wolf, and followed with singular runs in the third and seventh innings.
Husky starter Voth settled in after the second inning and only allowed two more hits all day. From the final out in the third inning until the first out of the seventh Voth retired 11 straight batters in a row. Voth, who came into the game ranked 11th in the NCAA Division I in total strikeouts, finished with six on the day through eight complete innings of work.
The Trojans had opportunities to plate more runs, but stranded seven total base runners, including three in scoring position.
USC starter Wyatt Strahan (Villa Park, Calif./Villa Park HS) took the loss, going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on six hits while walking six and striking out just two.
Austin Kane entered to close out the game for the Huskies in the top of the ninth.
The Trojans brought the game-tying run to the plate after a one-out single by Hernandez, but Kane was able to get the next two batters to ground out to end the game.