Baseball Sweeps Arizona

    March 22, 1998

    TUCSON, Ariz. --- Sophomore catcher Eric Munson drove in a career-high five runs with two doubles and his 11th homer of the season, leading No. 3 Southern California to a 10-6 win over fifth-ranked Arizona here Sunday afternoon and giving the Trojans a three-game sweep of the series.

    The win, USC's 16th straight at Sancet Field, improved the Six-Pac-leading Trojans to 23-5 and 10-2 in league play. Arizona fell to 25-10 and 7-8 with their fifth consecutive loss.

    Freshman righty Rik Currier (2-0) struck out a season-high eight batters in 4.0 innings of one-hit relief to earn the win. Sophomore right-hander Dave Abbott (2-1) took the loss for the Cats.

    Arizona was led at the plate by junior third baseman Omar Moraga, who posted a career-high nine total bases with four hits, including his fourth home run.

    Wildcat starting pitcher Darrell Hussman left the game in the top of the fourth after being hitting above the right ankle by a line drive.

    Arizona returns to action next Friday when it travels to Corvallis, Ore., to take on Oregon State at 2:30 p.m. PST.

    #3 USC        300 004 021 -   10  15  1
    #5 Arizona    101 120 100 -    6   9   2
    Lane, Currier (5), Krawczyk (9) and Munson; 
    Hussman, Abbott (4), Meyer (6) and Clark. 
    W- Currier, 2-0. L-Abbott, 2-1. 
    HRs-USC, Munson (11), Perry (1); UA, Moraga (4).