No. 3 Arizona State Beats USC, 10-1, In Second Game Of Series
March 28, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI Saturday while Mike Leake gave up just one run on four hits in eight innings as the No.3 Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the USC Trojans, 10-1, at Dedeaux Field. ASU (19-3, 5-0) scored six times in the ninth inning to win its second straight game in the series after a 2-1 win on Friday.
Jared McDonald also homered for the Sun Devils, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Matt Newman was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Trojan shortstop Grant Green (Anaheim Hills/Canyon HS) went 3-for-3 with his 17th career triple as USC fell to 10-12 overall and 1-4 in Pac-10 Conference play. Redshirt freshman starter Andrew Triggs (2-1) allowed four runs on six hits in five innings.
Green tripled to left center in the Trojan half of the first and scored on Anthony Vasquez's infield single for an early 1-0 lead. McDonald singled with one out in the third, advancing to second after Raoul Torrez walked. Matt Newman then singled home McDonald and Kipnis followed with an RBI sacrifice fly to center as the Sun Devils took the lead for good.
Back-to-back doubles by Newman and Kipnis provided two more runs in the fifth as ASU took the 4-1 lead. In the ninth, Kipnis and McDonald hit two-run homers as part of a six-run inning.
Leake retired the side in five of eight innings for the Sun Devils. USC had runners at first and second with one out in the sixth, but Leake got Vasquez to ground out into the 6-4-3 double play.
The series finale will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on a video webcast courtesy of usctrojans.com.
ASU 002-020-006---10-12-0USC 100-000-000---1-5-1
WP - Leake (6-1) LP - Triggs (2-1)T - 2:41 ATT - 526Records: Arizona State (19-3, 5-0), USC (10-12, 1-4)
Leake and Ramirez.Triggs, Cabral (6), Grijalva (9), Dedeaux (9) and Roundtree.