Cal Beats USC Again With 6-1 Victory
May 20, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. - Right-hander Alex Rollin allowed only one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings Sunday as the California Golden Bears took its second straight game of a Pac-10 Conference series with the 6-1 win over the USC Trojans. Rollin scattered six hits and had to leave the game with a right hand injury after taking a Nick Buss line drive off his hand in the seventh inning.
Josh Satin, David Cooper and Brett Munster had three hits each for the Golden Bears (27-24, 10-10), who improved their postseason hopes after Washington and Oregon State both lost this afternoon. USC (26-25, 8-12) now sits in sixth place in the Pac-10, a half game behind Washington and a half game ahead of Oregon State.
Cal shortstop Michael Brady hit his second home run in as many days, going 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Freshman All-America shortstop candidate Grant Green (Anaheim Hills/Canyon HS) led the Trojans with a 2-for-3 afternoon. Green has hit safely in 25 of his last 27 games and leads the Trojans with a .328 batting average on the season. He has a current eight-game hitting streak and leads the team with 20 multi-hit games on the year (five games with three hits).
USC loaded the bases in the first with two outs after Matt Cusick and Green led off the game with back-to-back singles, but Rollin struck out freshman designated hitter Robert Stock. The Golden Bears promptly answered with two runs in the first and two outs. Satin hit an infield single and scored on Cooper's double to left. Jeff Kobernus brought home Cooper with a bloop single to center for a 2-0 Cal lead. Cal scored a run in the second, fourth, sixth and eight innings for the victory as right fielder Blake Smith came in to pitch 2 2/3 no-hit innings for the series win.
The series concludes tomorrow with a 1 p.m. start and will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com.
USC 010-000-000---1-6-2 CAL 210-101-01x---6-14-3
WP - Rollin (8-4) LP - Cook (7-3) T - 2:55 ATT - 684 Records: USC (26-25, 8-12), CAL (27-24, 10-10)
Cook, Couture (6), Olsen (8) and Bowden. Rollin, Smith (7) and Cutler.