Trojan Offense Continues to Thrive in 10-0 Victory Over Towson|
Feb. 14, 2015
LOS ANGELES - The USC Trojans continued their hot hitting, putting up another 10 runs on Towson to defeat the Tigers 10-0 in game two of the series on Saturday evening.
Trojan (2-0) starter Kyle Twomey (Placentia, Calif./El Dorado HS) threw seven complete innings of two-hit baseball, striking out a career-high seven batters.
The Trojans collected their 10 runs on 11 hits, led by sophomore first baseman Jeremy Martinez (Fountain Valley, Calif./Mater Dei HS), who drove in three runs. Overall, four different Trojans had multi-hit outings.
The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first innings and never looked back, as Martinez drove in the first run on a fielder's choice and Blake Lacey (Clovis, Calif./Clovis HS) singled in the second run.
The team added two more runs in the second inning, one in the third and three in the fourth, taking advantage of a total of four Tiger (0-2) errors during those innings.
The Trojans led 5-0 through three, but really broke the game open in the fourth inning when they added three more runs on the board, courtesy of a Lacey RBI single, a David Oppenheim (Mercer Island, Wash./College of the Canyons) sac fly and a wonderfully executed squeeze play by Reggie Southall (Inglewood, Calif./Serra HS).
The Trojans and Tigers will meet for the final game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT at Dedeaux Field.