Robinson Two-Out Single Propels Trojans to Extra-Inning 2-0 Victory at Pepperdine|
April 14, 2015
MALIBU, Calif. - The No. 10 Trojans fought through 11 innings of scoreless baseball, until a two-out single by Timmy Robinson in the top of the 12th inning plated two runs and gave the Trojans the eventual 2-0 victory over host Pepperdine on Tuesday afternoon.
In what turned into the battle of the bullpens, both teams held the other club scoreless through 11 innings. Until the top of the 12th inning, the Waves (20-18) had held the Trojan offense to just five hits.
Likewise, the Trojan (27-9) staff of Kyle Davis (Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica HS), Bernardo Flores (Baldwin Park, Calif./Baldwin Park HS), Tyler Gilbert (Felton, Calif./Santa Barbara City College) and Marc Huberman (Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS) held the Waves scoreless with just eight hits on the day. They also stranded seven Waves baserunners.
The Trojans had opportunities throughout, stranding 13 total baserunners as they had runners on in nine of 12 innings. Both sides had great opportunities in the ninth inning as the Trojans had two on with only one down and the Waves had a runner on second with just one down, but neither side was able to push across the run so we headed to extras.
Huberman pitched out of runners on second and third in the 10th and another bases loaded jam in the 11th to keep the game scoreless.
Then in the top of the 12th, Adalberto Carrillo (Santa Ana, Calif./Tustin HS) led off the inning against Waves reliever Max Gamboa with a double off the right center wall. Reggie Southall (Inglewood, Calif./Serra HS) reached on a bunt single and Carrillo advanced to third. Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS), who singled earlier in the game to keep his hit streak alive at 18 loaded the bases on a catcher's interference. Then after two quick outs, Robinson delivered a bloop single to left field to plate the two go-ahead runs.
Huberman shut down the Waves 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 12th to secure the victory.
The Trojans return to Dedeaux Field for a three-game Pac-12 series with Oregon starting on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m.