Arizona Shuts Out USC, 6-0
May 27, 2006
LOS ANGELES - Matt Denker's RBI triple broke up a no-hit bid in the fifth while David Coulon threw a complete game shutout Saturday as the Arizona Wildcats defeated the USC Trojans, 6-0, in a Pac-10 game at Dedeaux Field.
Coulon scattered seven hits, walking one and striking out seven. Freshman Tommy Milone (7-4) was the hard-luck loser for USC (25-32, 11-12) despite giving up just three hits and striking out a season-high eight batters.
Arizona improved to 26-28 on the season and 11-12 in conference play.
T.J. Steele reached base safely with two outs in the Wildcat fifth on shortstop Hector Estrella's error before Denker's fly ball off the wall in right for the first run. Colt Sedbrook led off the sixth by getting hit with a Milone pitch, but Estrella made his second error of the contest when he mishandled a pickoff attempt. Bill Rhinehart followed with his 10th home run of the season, a two-run homer to right for a 3-0 Arizona lead.
The Trojans had runners at first and second in the first and third innings, but Coulon induced double plays to get out of the jams.
Both teams will play their final game of the season tomorrow with a 1 p.m. start at Dedeaux Field. It will also be Senior Day with five Trojans playing for the final time. The game will be broadcast live, with live video and Gametracker stats, on usctrojans.com.
UA 000-012-012---6-8-0USC 000-000-000---0-7-2
WP - Coulon (4-3) LP - Milone (7-4)T - 2:35 ATT - 932Records: UA (26-28, 11-12), USC (25-32, 11-12)
Coulon and Denker.Milone, Olsen (8), Koss (9), Buxbaum (9) and Bowden, Salinas (9).
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