Baseball Uses Home Run Power In 9-2 Win Against Oregon State
April 5, 2002
LOS ANGELES - Senior Bill Peavey hit a three-run home run in the first inning Friday to lead the USC Trojans to a 9-2 Pac-10 Conference victory against the Oregon State Beavers at Dedeaux Field.
USC improves to 17-13 overall and 4-0 in Pac-10 play. The Trojans have won five straight. Oregon State falls to 18-11 overall and 2-2 in Pac-10 play.
Junior Anthony Reyes (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Peavey hit his seventh home run of the season to right, giving the Trojans a 3-0 lead. He was intentionally walked in the fifth to put runners at first and second, but Alberto Concepcion hit a three-run shot to right center off Beavers' starter Ben Rowe (4-3). Freshman Joey Metropoulos followed with a solo shot to center on the first pitch to knock Rowe out of the game and push the Trojans' lead to 7-0.
Oregon State scored its lone runs in the seventh on a two-run double by Aaron Mathews, but the Trojans responded with two in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Metropoulos and RBI double by right field Travis McAndrews.
The series will continue tomorrow at 1 p.m. with the series finale on Sunday (April 7) also at 1 p.m. at Dedeaux Field. Both games will be broadcast live, along with Live Stats play-by-play, on www.usctrojans.com.
Oregon St. 000-000-200 - 2-8-0USC 300-040-20x - 9-9-0
WP - Reyes (1-0) LP - Rowe (4-3)Rowe, Ekstrom (5), Garcia (8) and Richie.Reyes, Brett Bannister (6), Rummonds (7) and Concepcion.T - 2:40 ATT - 476
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