USC Routs Loyola Marymount, 14-4
March 21, 2006
LOS ANGELES - Seniors Baron Frost and Darin Vieira combined for a 7-for-9 day at the plate with five RBI Tuesday as the USC Trojans defeated the Loyola Marymount Lions, 14-4, in nonconference action at George Page Stadium. The Trojans sent 14 batters to the plate as part of a nine-run eighth innings.
Frost went 4-for-5 with three doubles, the most by a Trojan since April 20, 2002, when Bill Peavey hit three against Washington State. Vieira went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.
USC improved to 15-11 on the season and has won five of its last six games. The Trojans are currently batting .334 on the season (school record is .335 set by the 1997 team). LMU fell to 10-16 overall.
Junior Shawn Olsen (3-1) allowed just one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings of relief for the Trojans, walking two and striking out four.
Erik Johnson put the Lions in the lead with a bases-loaded double in the first before the Trojans took the lead with a run in the second and three in the third. Brian Wilson's RBI single tied the game in the fourth, but Vieira's RBI double put the Trojans ahead, 5-4, in the sixth.
Frost led off the Trojans' eighth with his third double, followed by Vieira's RBI triple to center and an RBI double from first baseman Lucas Duda.
USC will not play again until next Tuesday (March 28), hosting Pepperdine at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live, along with live video, on usctrojans.com.
USC 013-001-090---14-18-1LMU 300-100-000---4-9-0
WP - Olsen (3-1) LP - Ruvalcaba (0-1)ATT - 247 T - 3:23Records: USC (15-11), Loyola Marymount (10-16)Dunn, Olsen (3), Parrow (7), Koss (8) and Bowden, Salinas (8).Keadle, Ruvalcaba (4), Torres (6), Wilson (8), Nagy (8), Mura (9) and Dovel, Mendoza (8).