No. 24 USC Pulls Out Regular Season Finale Over Stanford, 4-2
May 29, 2005
Los Angeles, Calif. - Dale Legaspi's one-out bases loaded squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning scored pinch-runner Spencer Pabst with the game-winning run to snap a tied game as No. 24 USC (37-19, 15-9 Pac-10) pulled out a 4-2 victory over Stanford (32-23, 12-12 Pac-10) in the regular season finale for both clubs on Sunday. The Trojan win gave USC the series victory over the Cardinal, snapping Stanford's strings of eight straight season series wins and seven consecutive regular season three-game series victories against USC.
Stanford finished in sixth-place in the Pac-10 with Washington. Oregon State won the conference, while Arizona was second. Arizona State and USC tied for third, followed by California, Washington/Stanford, UCLA and Washington State.
The entire 64-team field, top eight national seeds, first round regional pairings and site assignments for the 2005 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will be announced live on ESPN2 during a half-hour television program on Monday, May 30 (8:30 am, PT).
The regional sites for the event were revealed on Sunday and Stanford was not selected as one of the 16 sites for the first time since 1995.A complete list of regional hosts (and locations) are as follows: Arizona State (Tempe, Ariz.); Baylor (Waco, Tex.); Cal State Fullerton (Fullerton, Calif.); Clemson (Clemson, South Carolina); Florida (Gainesville, Fla.); Florida State (Tallahassee, Fla.); Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Ga.); Louisiana State (Baton Rouge, La.); Long Beach State (Long Beach, Calif.); Miami (Coral Gables, Fla.); Mississippi (Oxford, Miss.); Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.); Oregon State (Corvallis, Ore.); Tennessee (Knoxville, Tenn.); Texas (Austin, Tex.); and Tulane (New Orleans, LA). All regional sites are on campus.
A full recap will follow.