Golden Bats Aid California's 8-3 Win Against The Trojans
April 19, 2003
BERKELEY, Calif. - Third baseman Conor Jackson registered a three-hit game for the second day in a row Saturday and the California Golden Bears defeated the USC Trojans, 8-3, to win the Pac-10 Conference series at Evans Diamond. Jackson went 3-for-4 with his second home run in as many days as the Golden Bears took the last two games of the series after the Trojans won the first game, 3-1, on Thursday.
Matt Brown (3-6) pitched 8 2/3 innings after replacing starter Kyle Crist in the first with the bases loaded. Brown allowed a sacrifice fly to Jon Brewster and gave up only two runs after the first. He allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
California improved to 23-19 overall and 8-7 in Pac-10 play while USC fell to 20-19 and 6-6 in the conference. The Golden Bears are in fourth place in the Pac-10 and 2 ï¿½ games behind first-place Stanford while the Trojans are in fifth place, three games back.
The Trojans had the bases loaded in the first, but could only score one run. USC stranded all seven runners in the first four innings. Down 2-0 in the third, Chris Grossman put the Golden Bears on the scoreboard with the eventual go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded double down the right field line. Jackson added his sixth home run of the season with a two-run shot to left in the fifth that knocked out USC starter Anthony Reyes (1-3).
Reyes went four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with no walks and one strikeout.
Brewster added his fourth homer of the season with a solo shot in the eighth inning.
The Trojans return to action on Tuesday (April 22) against UC Santa Barbara at 5 p.m. at Dedeaux Field before traveling to Oregon State for a Pac-10 series beginning on Friday (April 25) at 6 p.m. All four games will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com.
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