Baseball Sweeps UCLA In 7-1 Win To Hold Onto First Place In Pac-10
April 29, 2001
LOS ANGELES -- Sophomore Anthony Reyes (Whittier/California HS) struck out seven batters in eight innings Sunday and the No. 6 USC Trojans completed the Pac-10 series sweep with a 7-1 win against the UCLA Bruins at Dedeaux Field. Reyes allowed only one run on five hits as the Trojans remained one game ahead of Stanford for first place in the Pac-10 Conference.
USC (32-16, 13-5) went 5-1 against UCLA in the season series and is now 9-3 in the last two years. The Trojans are 12-3 in conference play and have won five straight conference series after losing two of three at Washington in March.
Reyes (2-3) had one of his most effective outings of the season in front of a season-high 1,426 fans and a television audience.
UCLA (25-20, 6-9) opened the scoring in the first. Second baseman Josh Canales led off with a walk and reached third on a stolen base and throwing error by Trojans' catcher Alberto Concepcion. Canales scored on an RBI single by right fielder Ben Francisco.
Starter Casey Janssen (1-3) kept the Trojans off the scoreboard until the third inning when USC scored four times. Right fielder Josh Self led off the inning with a triple down the right field line. Jon Brewster walked and Self scored when Canales committed an error on a ground out by Brian Barre. Seth Davidson hit a two-run triple down the right field line and Bill Peavey completed the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Davidson.
Davidson, with his fifth triple of the season, is now tied for first on USC's all-time list for career triples (13) with Mark Smith (1989-91). He already holds career records in hits, runs scored and stolen bases, all set this season.
Barre added his team-leading ninth home run of the season, a solo shot to right, in the fifth for the Trojans.
USC registered three double plays on the afternoon.
UCLA's Brian Baron, one of the nation's top hitters who entered the game with a .475 batting average, was held hitless for only the third time this season.
USC will travel to the University of San Diego tomorrow for a 2:30 p.m. to complete a stretch of nine games in 11 days. Due to finals week, the Trojans will not play again until Saturday (May 12) when they host Washington State in a Pac-10 series. Tomorrow's game will be broadcast live on the Internet at www.usctrojans.com.
UCLA 100-000-000--- 1-5-1USC 004-021-00x--- 7-9-2Janssen, Jerkens (5), Castillo (6) and Arhart.Reyes, Olson (9) and Concepcion.WP - Reyes (2-3) LP - Janssen (1-3)T: 2:59 ATT: 1,426
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