Arizona State Defeats Baseball, 11-1, In Final Game Of Series

April 8, 2001

LOS ANGELES -- Brooks Conrad went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI while Mike Lopez went 2-for-5 with two doubles Sunday and three RBI and the No. 10 Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the No. 12 USC Trojans, 11-1, in Pac-10 Conference action at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans won the series against the Sun Devils, two games to one.

The Sun Devils (22-11-1, 5-7) scored their first five runs with two outs. ASU scored twice in the first on a two-RBI double by Lopez and did not look back as starter Mike Esposito (2-2) pitched effectively. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on five hits. Andy Torres pitched 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball to record his first save of the season.

ASU scored three runs in the fourth on back-to-back RBI singles by Chris Duffy and Casey Myers after Rod Allen scored the first run in the inning from third on a balk call against USC starter Anthony Reyes (1-2).

The Trojans (23-12, 6-3) had an opportunity in the second with the bases loaded and no outs, but could only muster their lone run as Abel Montanez grounded into a 1-2-3 double play and Brian Barre grounded out to end the threat.

USC will be back in action on Tuesday (April 10) with a 5 p.m. non-conference game against UC Santa Barbara at Dedeaux Field. The game will be broadcast live on the Internet at www.usctrojans.com.

Arizona State	200-315-000--- 11-17-1USC	       	010-000-000--- 1-6-1Esposito, Torres (6) and Myers.Reyes, Dizard (5), Olson (6), Lunetta (9), Bannister (9) and Concepcion.WP - Esposito (2-2)   LP - Reyes (1-2)  S - Torres (1T: 3:31     ATT:  1,248

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