Seven Run-Fifth Aids Washington In 7-2 Win Over No. 22 USC
April 21, 2006
LOS ANGELES --- Matt Lane's two-run double broke a 2-2 tie Friday as the Washington Huskies defeated the No. 22 USC Trojans, 7-2, in Pac-10 Conference action at Dedeaux Field. The Huskies scored all seven runs in the fifth inning.
With the loss, USC (22-18, 8-5) falls into third place in the Pac-10, a half-game back of first place Oregon State and Arizona State. Washington improved to 26-14 overall and evened its conference record to 5-5.
The Trojans snapped Washington starter Tim Lincecum's impressive streak of scoreless innings with two runs in the first. Lincecum did not allow a run in his last 37 1/3 innings until Baron Frost clubbed a two-run double to left on an 0-2 count.
Lincecum (9-2) lasted six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with four walks and 11 strikeouts. USC starter Ian Kennedy (3-5) went 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
Kennedy walked the bases loaded with two outs in the fifth before Lane's double. Bradley Boyer hit a ground ball to third, but Matt Cusick's throw was wide and allowed two more runs to score. Matt Stevens capped the seven-run fifth with an RBI double to right.
In the bottom of the fifth, USC loaded the bases before Lincecum struck out Lucas Duda looking to end the threat. The Trojans stranded 11 runners on the evening.
Tomorrow's game at 1 p.m. will feature a 'Salute To Rod' ceremony for Rod Dedeaux, who passed away in January at the age of 91. The ceremony will start at 12:20 p.m. and feature USC athletic director Mike Garrett, former Trojan and major league All-Star Fred Lynn and former Los Angeles Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda.
The final two games of the series will be broadcast live, along with live video, on usctrojans.com.
UW 000-070-000---7-8-0USC 200-000-000---2-7-1
WP - Lincecum (9-2) LP - Kennedy (3-5)T - 3:10 ATT - 756Records: UW (26-14, 5-5), USC (22-18, 8-5)
Lincecum, Hagadone (7), Cribby (9) and Lane.Kennedy, Dunn (5), Olsen (7), Martlaro (8), Parrow (9), Schlack (9) and Bowden.
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