No. 1 Stanford Wins First Game Of Series, 10-2

March 5, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Mark Romanczuk threw seven shutout innings and struck out seven Friday as the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal defeated the USC Trojans, 10-2, in nonconference action at Dedeaux Field. Romanczuk scattered seven hits and allowed two walks.

Stanford is now 14-2 on the season while USC falls to 4-8 overall.

Bobby Paschal (1-3) took the loss for the Trojans, allowing four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three batters.

The Cardinal scored four runs in the fourth inning to open the scoring. Left fielder Danny Putnam scored on an RBI fielder's choice by second baseman Chris Minaker. Trojan shortstop Blake Sharpe tried to throw out Donny Lucy at third on the ground ball, but Lucy reached safely. Paschal walked Chris Lewis to load the bases and center fielder Sam Fuld hit a two-run single to left, scoring Lucy and Minaker. Jonny Ash walked to load the bases again and shortstop Jed Lowrie knocked Paschal out of the game with a sacrifice fly to right for the fourth run.

Hall hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his third of the season.

Sophomore left fielder Baron Frost went 3-for-4 in a losing effort for the Trojans while freshman Daniel Perales and junior Joey Metropoulos had two hits each.

The series will continue tomorrow with a 1 p.m. start with the final game on Sunday (March 7), also at 1 p.m.. Both games will be broadcast live, along with Gametracker live stats, on usctrojans.com.

STAN	000-412-012 - 10-9-1USC	000-000-020 - 2-9-3

WP - Romanczuk (4-1) LP - Paschal (1-3)Romanczuk, Dyer (8) and Lucy.Paschal, Miller (4), Ganser (7), Zelenay (8), Luna (8), Aguilar (9), Buxbaum (9) and Clement.T - 3:03 ATT - 923

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