No. 24 UCLA Shuts Out USC, 4-0
March 26, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Trevor Bauer threw a complete-game, one-hitter Saturday as the No. 24 UCLA Bruins shut out the USC Trojans, 4-0, in a Pac-10 Conference game at Dedeaux Field. Bauer retired the first 19 batters he faced for a perfect 6 1/3 innings before allowing a walk in the seventh to USC shortstop James Roberts and finished with 14 strikeouts on the evening.
Cody Regis was 2-for-3 with one RBI for UCLA (11-7, 2-0) as the Bruins recorded nine hits of USC starter Austin Wood, who allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings. Adam Landecker broke up Bauer's no-hit bid in eighth with a one-out single up the middle for the Trojans (8-15, 0-2).
Dean Espy doubled to left in the fourth for UCLA and later scored on Chris Giovinazzo's RBI single to left. Pat Valaika and Steve Rodriguez hit back-to-back RBI singles for the 3-0 lead, which was more than enough for Bauer.
The series concludes tomorrow with a 1 p.m. game and will be broadcast through a live video webcast, along with Gametracker live stats, on usctrojans.com.
Notes: The last time USC was shutout was the 2009 season finale on May 24 in a 6-0 shutout at California...Ricky Oropesa failed to record a hit for only the second time in his last 14 games...Oropesa is batting .500 (13-for-26) in his last seven games with five multi-hit games during that span.
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