Huskies Tag Trojans For 19 Hits In 6-3 Loss|
May 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES-- Senior Alex Sherrod went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI's but it wasn't enough to save the Trojans, who gave up six runs on 19 hits in a 6-3 loss to the Huskies at Dedeaux Field Saturday afternoon. USC falls to 22-20 overall (7-12 Pac-12) while Washington improves to 25-18 (10-10 Pac-12) with the loss.
In the second inning, Alex Sherrod put the Trojans on the board with his third home run of the season, a solo shot to right center off Tyler Davis.
Starter Andrew Triggs (L 4-5) tossed four scoreless innings to start the game before things came undone for USC. Washington got to Triggs in the fifth as they put up three runs on six hits with RBI singles from Jacob Lamb, Brenden Berry and Trevor Mitsui to take a 3-1 lead. He would depart after the fifth having surrendered three runs on 13 hits while striking out four.
Senior Brandon Garcia came on in relief for the Trojans to work a scoreless sixth inning but Washington's bats would catch up to him as well. The Huskies loaded the bases before RBI singles by Caleb Brown and Robert Pehl stretched the lead to 5-1.
Washington would push another run across in the eighth on a sac-fly to deep right field by Lamb to score Jayce Ray.
With a comfortable 6-1 lead, Austin Voth came on to work the bottom of the eighth for the Huskies. Garret Houts doubled to start the inning and Sherrod followed with a two-run blast off the scoreboard in right to cut the lead to 6-3 and give the Trojans a glimmer of hope.
Notes: The Huskies have an astounding 34 hits through the first two games of the series. On a positive note for the Trojans, James Roberts continued to swing a hot bat as he was able to extend his hitting-streak to 20 games with a single in the fourth.
USC returns to action tomorrow at 1 p.m. for the final game of the series as USC celebrates Military Appreciation Day.