Huskies Complete Series Sweep Of Trojans|
May 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES-- USC legend and American war hero Louis Zamperini brought the crowd to their feet as he delivered the ceremonial first pitch on Military Appreciation Day at Dedeaux Field. There wasn't much to cheer about from that point forward as the Huskies completed a three-game sweep of the Trojans with a 5-0 win Sunday afternoon. USC falls to 22-12 (7-13 Pac-12) while Washington improves to 26-18 (11-10 Pac-12) with the loss.
Sophomore Bobby Wheatley was terrific in his second start as a Trojan, allowing only five hits in five scoreless innings but it wasn't enough to save the Trojans as their bats fell silent yet again. USC totaled just three hits on the day.
Washington loaded the bases after an error by left fielder Jake Hernandez and would take a 1-0 lead on a sac-fly from pinch hitter Michael Camporeale to center. The Huskies would add another on a booted grounder by James Roberts that scored Jacob Lamb from third. Caleb Brown then busted the game open with a two-run single up the middle to round out a four-run seventh inning.
In the ninth, Brown singled to center and took second on a bobble by Dante Flores that allowed another run to cross and cement the Huskies 5-0 win.
The Trojans had a gaudy four errors Sunday afternoon.
Roberts lined to center in the second inning to extend his hitting-streak to 21 games.
USC returns to action next weekend as they travel to Oregon to face the No. 10 Ducks.