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    UC Irvine Shuts Out USC, 4-0
    Garret Houts went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-0 loss at home against UC Irvine
    Garret Houts went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-0 loss at home against UC Irvine

    March 29, 2011

    Box Score

    LOS ANGELES - Matt Whitehouse threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his start Tuesday as the UC Irvine Anteaters shut out the USC Trojans, 4-0, in non-conference action at Dedeaux Field. Whitehouse combined with three other pitchers as the Trojans were shut out for the second time in three games.

    UC Irvine improved to 15-6 overall while USC fell to 9-16 on the season.

    Brian Hernandez collected two RBI for the Anteaters while Jordan Leyland went 2-for-4. Jimmy Litchfield threw two scoreless innings to close out the game. Garret Houts led the Trojans with two hits.

    Christian Ramirez led off the UCI third with a walk off USC starter Kyle Richter. Ramirez advanced to second when reliever Chris Mezger was called for a balk and reached third on D.J. Crumlich's ground ball to the right side. Hernandez then lifted a sacrifice fly to right, plating Ramirez for the first run. Whitehouse kept the Trojans off balance, retiring 14 of the first 15 batters he faced.

    Leyland's RBI single made it a 2-0 lead in the sixth and the Anteaters added two more runs in the seventh with two outs on an RBI single from Hernandez and a double by Drew Hillman.

    USC travels to No. 13 California for a Pac-10 Conference series this weekend, Friday-Sunday (April 1-3). Friday's game starts at 2:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. start on Saturday and Sunday. All three games will be broadcast live, along with Gametracker live stats, on usctrojans.com.

    UCI	 001-001-200---4-8-0
    USC	 000-000-000---0-7-1
    

    WP - Whitehouse (1-0) LP - Plutko (2-3) T - 2:53 ATT - 196 Records: UC Irvine (15-6), USC (9-16)

    Whitehouse, Hoover (5), Lines (6), Litchfield (8) and Shaeffer. Richter, Mezger (3), Munson (5), Mount (7), Wheatley (7), Cabral (8), Smith (9) and Roundtree.