All Utes in Game One of the Series as They Defeat USC, 10-0
April 19, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - USC could not get its offense going on Friday night, falling 10-0 to the hot-hitting Utes at Spring Mobile Ballpark in game one of the three-game Pac-12 series.
The Trojans left six runners on base, hit into three double plays, and squandered two leadoff hits and two walks as they just could not get their offense going.
The Utes' bats came alive, Friday, tallying 15 hits and touching up the Trojans for 10 runs. Trojan starter Sean Silva (Fresno, Calif./Fresno City College), who had two stellar starts coming into today took the loss, going 3.1 innings, allowing three unearned runs on five hits, while walking one and striking out two.
The Trojans had a chance to get on the board early, with runners on the corners with one out, but a double play ended the inning. The Utes got on the board with three unearned runs in the bottom of the third and added on to their total with two in the bottom of the fifth and sixth, respectively. They also tacked on three more in the bottom of the eighth. The Utes took advantage of extended innings, as the Trojans made two errors in the game.
Three freshmen pitchers in Shane Gonzales (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS), Turner Clouse (Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley HS) and Sean Adler (Northridge, Calif./Sierra Canyon HS) threw the final 5.2 innings. Clouse's inning and a third of work, after Gonzales went two and two thirds innings, were his first collegiate appearance on the mound.
At the plate, Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS) continued to spark the Trojans, going 2-for-4 as the leadoff hitter. James Roberts (Cupertino, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS) was 2-for-3, while Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) extended his hit streak to 10 with a single in the fifth inning.
The Trojans will look to even the series back up with an early, 12 p.m. MT start at Spring Mobile Ballpark.