Trojans Wild About 3-1 Victory At California

April 17, 2003

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Senior shortstop Anthony Lunetta scored twice on a wild pitch Thursday and the USC Trojans won their season-high fifth straight game with a 3-1 victory against the California Golden Bears in Pac-10 Conference action at Evans Diamond. The Trojans are a game and a half behind first-place Stanford, which hosts Oregon State tonight, and a half-game behind second-place Arizona State, which hosts UCLA tonight.

The Trojans (20-17, 6-4) were held to a season-low four hits on the afternoon, but got a key hit from Jon Brewster with an RBI double in the eighth for the 3-1 lead. Josh Rummonds and Bret Butler combined to throw four scoreless innings of relief to preserve the win for freshman left-hander Bobby Paschal (3-4). Butler earned his fourth save of the season.

California (21-19, 6-7) scored its lone run in the sixth on an RBI sacrifice fly by Brian Horwitz.

More information on the game will be released later tonight. Both teams will continue the series tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the game broadcast on usctrojans.com

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