Loyola Marymount Wins Second Straight Over USC, 8-2
March 25, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Andy Beal allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Loyola Marymount Lions won their second straight game over the USC Trojans with the 8-2 victory on Tuesday at Dedeaux Field. The Lions scored two runs in the second and fifth innings and three in the fourth to hold a 7-0 lead in the game.
Beal (2-2) scattered eight hits while striking out three and not allowing a walk for LMU (13-11). Ryan Wheeler went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Lions while T.J. Bernardy went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
Brett Mendoza reached first in the second after USC starter Jeff Grijalva hit him with a pitch. A wild pitch moved Mendoza to second and a Ryan Wheeler ground out moved him to third. Michael Glomb then plated Mendoza with an RBI single up the middle, followed by Bernardy's double to left for a 2-0 LMU lead.
The Lions salted the game away in the fourth on Will Dugoni's two-run single and A.J. LaMonda's RBI single for the 5-0 advantage.
USC sophomore catcher Robert Stock (Westlake Village/Agoura HS) went 3-for-4 while freshman pitcher Danny Beck (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista HS) threw three no-hit innings in relief for the Trojans (11-11).
The Trojans travel to No. 1 Arizona State for a Pac-10 Conference series this weekend. Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. (Arizona time) with a 6 p.m. start on Saturday and 1 p.m. start on Sunday. All three games will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com.
Notes: Robert Stock is hitting .545 (12-for-22) in his last six games...Grant Green extended his season-high hitting streak to 12 games....freshman pitcher Chris Mezger made his Trojan debut, striking out the only batter he faced.
LMU 020-320-001---8-10-0USC 000-010-100---2-10-3
WP - Beal (2-2) LP - Grijalva (0-1)T - 3:05 ATT - 554Records: LMU (13-11), USC (11-11)
Beal, Cho (7), Keadle (9) and Bernardy.Grijalva, McCaffery (4), Beck (5), Boxberger (8), Cooper (9), Mezger (9) and Stock.