The USC Trojans gained two wins in three contests while they hosted the University of Oregon. USC is now 15-20 overall and 6-6 in the conference, while keeping their hopes alive in the middle of the conference’s strong pack.
USC took the last game of the series by a score of 3-1 Sunday. Logan Odom pitched 7.2 solid innings, giving up just one earned run on seven hits and fanning five Ducks. Odom did not receive the win, but helped the Trojans in the collective effort.
On Saturday, the Trojan offense blasted nine runs in their 9-2 win. Junior right-hander Austin Wood (3-5) tossed 6.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out five hitters. James Roberts three-for-five and three RBI-day highlighted the USC offense. USC faces LMU on Tuesday (April 19) before visiting Washington for a three-game set over the weekend.
In a matchup between two of the nations top programs, the No. 23 ranked Bruins outlasted the No. 20 ranked Arizona Wildcats in two of three games.
Although the Bruins suffered a 5-4 defeat in Friday night’s game, they captured the next two to win the three-game set. The Bruins are now 19-12 overall and 9-2 in the Pac-10, good enough for third place behind Oregon State and California.
Saturday’s game featured a pitching gem from Trevor Bauer (7-1), shooting a complete game, no runs, allowing four hits and striking out 13 opponents. With the victory, Bauer became UCLA’s all-time wins leader (28). The 4-0 win came with RBIs from three different players, as both Beau Amaral and Steve Rodriguez went 3-for-4. Cody Regis added two hits, including an RBI single in the fifth inning that pushed UCLA’s lead to 3-0.
Amaral was the offensive spark in the 8-5 Bruin win on Sunday. Amaral went 3-for-4 with a home run, one double and six RBI as three pitchers saw action to collect the victory.
The Bruins host San Diego State on Tuesday (April 19) before traveling to NorCal to face the Stanford Cardinal for three games.
Bruins, Trojans Continue Pac-10 Quest