Trojans Go Through The Cycle For 6-1 Win Against Washington State
May 17, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Junior second baseman Michael Moon became the first Trojan since 1978 to hit for the cycle Saturday as the USC Trojans defeated the Washington State Cougars, 6-1, in Pac-10 Conference action at Dedeaux Field.
Moon led off the bottom of the first with a triple down the right field line, hit a solo home run in the second, singled up the middle in the fifth and doubled to right in the seventh to complete the rare baseball feat for the first time since Dave Engle (March 22, 1978, vs. Texas A&M). Moon finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI.
USC (27-24, 10-10) received a strong pitching performance from Anthony Reyes (2-3), who held the Cougars scoreless through the first seven innings before allowing a solo home run to Derek Bruce in the eighth. WSU loaded the bases in the ninth against Reyes, but reliever Bret Butler struck out Bruce looking to end the game as Butler earned his eighth save of the season.
Reyes went 8 2/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Aaron MacKenzie (4-5) took the loss for Washington State (18-34, 6-14) after allowing six runs on 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Jon Brewster went 3-for-4 for the Trojans with three RBI.
The series will conclude tomorrow at noon and will be the final home game of the 2003 season for the Trojans. The game will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com.
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WP - Reyes (2-3) LP - MacKenzie (4-5) S - Butler (8)MacKenzie, Gorrell (7) and Baeder.Reyes, Butler (9) and Clement.T - 2:23 ATT - 567
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