UCLA Rallies In The Ninth For 13-12 Win Over USC
May 2, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Chris Denove's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth capped a six-run rally as the UCLA Bruins registered the 13-12 win against the USC Trojans in Pac-10 Conference action at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins won the series, two games to one, after recovering from five-run deficits in the final two innings.
UCLA used a total of eight pitchers to move to 25-19 on the season and 8-7 in Pac-10 play. The Bruins are now alone in third place, one game ahead of USC, Oregon State, Arizona State and Arizona.
USC is now 21-24 on the season and 7-8 in conference.
The Trojans held a 9-4 lead going into the bottom of the eighth. USC belted five home runs, the most in a game since June 9, 2001, when the Trojans had six home runs against Georgia at the College World Series.
The Bruins scored three times in the eighth, completed on a two-run single by second baseman Mike Svetlic. Svetlic went 4-for-6 with three RBI. USC reliever Cole Ganser came in to retire Ryan McCarthy with the tying run at second.
In the top of the ninth, Baron Frost led off with a solo shot to left. Freshman Cyle Hankerd hit a two-run single to right, but Daniel Miltenberger (2-0) induced a double play by Michael Moon to end the Trojans' half of the inning.
Ganser walked the first two batters, giving way to Jon Williams (0-3). Williams allowed four singles and walked two in loading the bases for Denove. Denove singled off freshman reliever Paul Koss for the game-winner.
Denove finished the game with a 3-for-5 performance while USC seniors Moon and Jon Brewster had four hits each.
The Trojans will travel to San Diego State tomorrow for a 2 p.m. game as a makeup for the Feb. 22 game at Dedeaux Field that was rained out. The game will be broadcast live, along with Gametracker live stats, on usctrojans.com.
USC 020-221-203 - 12-17-0UCLA 010-300-036 - 13-18-3
2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended
WP - Miltenberger (2-0) LP - Williams (0-3)Rummonds, Wentworth (4), Friedman (8), Ganser (8), Williams (9), Koss (9) and Clement.Whisler, Rustich (6), Reid (7), Wilson (7), Brophy (7), Schroeder (8), Johnson (9), Miltenberger (9) and Denove.T - 4:04 ATT - 718
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