Baseball Blanked By USC, 9-0
April 9, 2005
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Trojan All-American right-hander Ian Kennedy pitched a complete game shutout and added a career high 15 strikeouts as USC rolled by UCLA, 9-0 Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins only mustered three hits and were held without a baserunner after Sean Carpenter's fifth-inning single.
USC (20-9, 5-3 Pac-10) needed just the fourth and the fifth innings to do all its damage and scored all of its runs with two outs. The Trojans put up three runs against UCLA starter Hector Ambriz in the fourth and added six more in the fifth. Kennedy cruised after that.
Hector Estrella and Darin Vieira contributed RBI base hits in the Trojan fourth before USC broke the game open with three more hits in the fifth.
The bottom third of the Trojans' lineup is 11-for-19 in the first two games of this weekend's series.
UCLA (7-20, 0-5) did not commit an error for the third straight game.
Kennedy improves to 5-1 while Ambriz drops to 2-3 with the loss.