Baseball Sweeps California with 8-1 Victory

    March 29, 1998

    BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 2 USC baseball team swept a three-game series from California and won its 11th in a row with an 8-1 victory over the Golden Bears on Sunday at Evans Diamond in Berkeley.

    The Trojans, who improved to 27-5 overall and 13-2 in the Six-Pac, host Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and then Stanford this weekend for a three-game series.

    USC freshman RHP Rik Currier (3-0) made his first career Pac-10 start and went six innings, allowing only three hits and one run, while striking out nine.

    With the score tied, 1-1, entering the fourth inning, senior LF Jeremy Freitas and junior RF Brad Ticehurst led off with singles, then junior DH Jason Lane followed with an RBI single. Junior 1B Robb Gorr than hit a deep shot to left field for a three-run home run and a 5-1 lead.

    Lane had sacrifice flies in the fifth and seventh innings and senior 3B Morgan Ensberg had an RBI double in the seventh inning to account for the other runs.

    Ensberg and Freitas each had three hits for the Trojans.

    USC 100-410-200---8-12-1

    CAL 100-000-000---1-4-1

    Currier, Jones (7), Saenz (9) and Munson, DePippo (7).

    Vorhis, Cuccias (4), Sproul (6), Meyer (7) and Hill.

    HR: USC - Gorr (3).