No. 20 Baseball Downs USC 16-3 To Take Pac-10 Series Opener
March 23, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz.- The No. 20-ranked Arizona baseball team rapped out 19 hits enroute to 16-3 win over USC at Frank Sancet Field on Sunday. The victorysecured the Wildcats' first series win over the Trojans in 10 years.
Arizona improved to 21-8 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-10 with the win, whileUSC fell to an even 13-13 on the season and 1-2 in the conference with theloss.
The Wildcats erupted for 13 runs in the final three innings to blow openwhat was a one-run game.
Arizona starter Richie Gardner (6-0) picked up his team-leading sixth winof the season with eight solid innings on the mound. The junior right-handersurrendered just two runs, while striking out five and walking two.
Freshman Brad Boyer followed up his game-winning exploits from Saturdaywith a 4 for 5, three RBI-day at the plate on Sunday. The first-year Wildcatfinished the series 7 for 14 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Junior Brian Anderson, who saw his 26-game hitting streak come to an end onSaturday, tallied three hits on Sunday, including a single, a triple and histeam-leading eighth home run of the season. Freshman Nick Hundley was a perfect 4 for 4 with four runs scored in the win.
Arizona will travel to Los Angeles next weekend for a three-game series atJackie Robinson Stadium with UCLA. First pitch for the series opener onFriday is set for 7 p.m.