San Diego State Snaps Streak With 10-5 Win Against USC

May 3, 2004

SAN DIEGO - Curt Mendoza's two-run single in the first capped a six-run inning Monday as the San Diego State Aztecs defeated the USC Trojans, 10-5, in nonconference action at Tony Gwynn Stadium. With the win, the Aztecs snap a 13-game losing streak to the Trojans and earn a win for the first time in the series since March 7, 1995, when SDSU won, 12-5.

Bruce Billings (3-1) threw seven innings for the Aztecs, giving up five runs on seven hits while striking out seven with no walks.

San Diego State improves to 25-25 on the season while USC is now 21-24 overall.

Jordan Swaydan and James Guerrero had three hits each for the Aztecs.

The Aztecs scored six runs in the first off USC starter Bobby Paschal (2-8) allowed six runs on three hits. Paschal only retired two batters, walked four and did not record a strikeout.

USC scored three runs in the eighth and had the bases loaded with one out, but SDSU reliever Ryan Schroyer struck out Jon Brewster and Daniel Perales to hold the lead.

Schroyer, a transfer from Arizona State, earned his 11th save of the season with two scoreless innings.

Trojan reliever Austin Miller, allowed only one run (unearned) in 4 2/3 innings with a walk and six strikeouts.

The Trojans will take the week off for finals and not return to action on Friday (May 14) for a Pac-10 series at home against Washington. The series starts at 7 p.m. and will continue on Saturday (May 15) at 2 p.m. and Sunday (May 16) at 1 p.m. All three games will be broadcast live, along with Gametracker live stats, on

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