Baseball Breaks Open Game With 9-3 Win Against Pepperdine.

LOS ANGELES -- Jordan Olson threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings to record his first collegiate win Wednesday and the No. 9 USC Trojans defeated the No. 13 Pepperdine Waves, 9-3, in non-conference action in front of 402 at Dedeaux Field.

Brian Barre's RBI single and Josh Persell's two-run double down the right field line in the seventh broke open a 3-3 game for the Trojans (16-10). Pepperdine (16-8) held a 3-0 lead before USC scored one run in the fifth and two in the sixth, including the game-tying RBI single by shortstop Seth Davidson.

Pepperdine's Eric Valenzuela held the Trojans to only one hit through the first four innings as the Waves scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth.

Pitching was the story of the game as Trojan pitchers struck out 13 Pepperdine batters while the Waves walked eight batters and struck out only one.

The Trojans continue Pac-10 Conference this weekend with a series at Arizona. The series will begin on Friday (March 23) at 7 p.m. with 1 p.m. games on Saturday (March 24) and Sunday (March 25). All three games will be broadcast live on www.usctrojans.com. This will also be the fourth straight weekend that the Trojans have been on the road.

Pepperdine    200-001-000 --- 3-8-3USC	      002-000-101 --- 4-8-0Valenzuela, Boesch (6), Barrack (7), Decker (7), Ramirez (8) and Harvick, Mills (8).Clark, Olson (6), Bannister (8), Dizard (9) and Concepcion.WP - Olson (1-0)     LP - Boesch (0-1)T: 3:19     ATT:  402

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