Baseball Wins 1-0 at UCLA
Feb. 22, 2002
LOS ANGELES - Brian Barre's leadoff homer in the first and Matt Chico and Jon Williams' combined shutout Friday was the difference as the No. 18 USC Trojans defeated the UCLA Bruins, 1-0, in the opening game of a three-game nonconference series at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Chico earned his first collegiate win, going 7 1/3 innings and allowing five hits with five walks and three strikeouts.
USC (3-5) snapped a three-game losing streak and has now won 10 of its last 13 meetings against UCLA (7-7).
Barre's first home run of the season came on a 1-0 pitch off UCLA starter Chris Cordeiro (1-2), who went the distance and scattered eight hits.
Chico battled in the sixth and seventh innings for the Trojans. With a runner at third in the sixth with two outs, Chico got Adam Berry to hit into a fielder's choice to end the threat. He did it again in the seventh when he got Matt Thayer to ground out to second with a runner at third to end the inning.
After allowing a double to Josh Arhart in the eighth with one out, Jon Williams came on for the Trojans and retired Casey Janssen and Berry. Williams retired the first two batters in the ninth, allowed a single to pinch hitter Chris Jensen and got pinch hitter Billy Susdorf to ground out to second for his first collegiate save.
The series will continue tomorrow at 1 p.m. with the series finale on Sunday (Feb. 24) also at 1 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on www.usctrojans.com.
USC 100-000-000 --- 1-8-0UCLA 000-000-000 --- 0-6-1
WP - Chico (1-1) LP - Cordeiro (1-2) S - Williams (1)Chico, Williams (8) and Concepcion.Cordeiro and Arhart, Trott (9).T - 2:33 ATT - 597