USC Sweeps Season Series With Loyola Marymount After 7-1 Win

Feb. 27, 2007

LOS ANGELES - J.J. Owen's two-run single broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth Tuesday as the USC Trojans went on to defeat the Loyola Marymount Lions, 7-1, at Dedeaux Field in nonconference action. The Trojans (10-7) sweep the two-game season series against the Lions.

Sophomore left-hander Anthony Vasquez (1-3) picked up his first win as a Trojan, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Ernie Cho took the loss for Loyola Marymount (4-11-1) after giving up the two-run single to Owen.

Owen, Stock and Estrella had two RBI each for the Trojans. Stock hit his second home run of the season with a solo shot to right in the sixth.

Darren Gemoll opened the Trojan fifth with a double down the left field line. Nick Buss, who went 2-for-3 on the night, walked and Matt Cusick was walked intentionally to load the bases for Owen. Hector Rabago and Kevin Couture came out of the USC bullpen and threw a scoreless inning each to close out the victory.

USC makes its first-ever appearance this weekend at Georgia with a three-game series beginning on Friday (March 2) at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Saturday's game starts at 2 p.m. with a 1 p.m. start for Sunday's series finale. Trojan fans can listen to all three games by signing up online at georgiadogs.com.

LMU	 000-010-000---1-6-3USC	 001-021-30x---7-8-2

WP - Vasquez (1-3) LP - Cho (0-1)T - 2:42 ATT - 367Records: Loyola Marymount (4-11-1), USC (10-7)

Beal, Roberts (3), Cho (5), Keadle (5), Kenney (7), Burrell (7), Esquivel (8) and Bernardy, Mullins (9).Vasquez, Rabago (8), Couture (9) and Stock.

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