No. 14 UC Irvine Puts In Lights-Out Performance In 13-2 Win Over USC
April 27, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Jordan Szabo went 4-for-4 with a home run, triple and four RBI Tuesday as the No. 14 UC Irvine Anteaters defeated the USC Trojans, 13-2, in nonconference action at Dedeaux Field. The Anteaters scored six runs off USC starter Bobby Paschal, including four runs with two outs in the first inning.
The game was delayed for 25 minutes in the first inning after a local power surge knocked out the lights at Dedeaux Field.
UC Irvine (27-11-1) held an 8-0 lead at one point and defeated USC (20-22) by its largest margin in the all-time series. The previous best was a 9-3 win by UCI on March 1, 1974.
Gary Dudrey, who went 3-for-4 with a triple, led off the first for UCI with a walk. A sacrifice by Matt Fisher moved Dudrey to second, followed by a popup to third by Matt Anderson. Dudrey advanced to third on a wild pitch by Paschal and designated hitter Jaime Martinez walked for runners at the corners. Back-to-back RBI singles by Szabo and catcher Mark Wagner gave the Anteaters a 2-0 lead before first baseman Brett Dalton wrapped up the scoring with a two-run double down the left field line.
The Anteaters registered a 16-hit attack as David Huff (1-0) earned the win with five innings of work, allowing two runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Paschal (2-7) took the loss, giving up six hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Pitchers Michael Koehler, Steve Schroer and Blair Erickson kept the Trojans scoreless through the final four innings.
Freshman Garrett Gipe also got his first collegiate hit for the Trojans with a single to right.
The Trojans open a Pac-10 Conference series at UCLA, beginning on Friday (April 30) at 6 p.m. The series continues with 1 p.m. starts on Saturday (May 1) and Sunday (May 2). All three games will be broadcast live, along with Gametracker live stats, on usctrojans.com.
UCI 420-201-013 - 13-16-1 USC 000-110-000 - 2-8-2
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