No. 22 USC Salutes Rod Dedeaux With 15-8 Win Over Washington
April 22, 2006
LOS ANGELES --- Blake Sharpe (Moorpark/Moorpark HS/L.A. Pierce College) went 4-for-4 with a double and RBI Saturday as the No. 22 USC Trojans defeated the Washington Huskies, 15-8, to even the Pac-10 Conference series. The Trojans scored eight times in the second and led by a 12-1 margin after the third inning.
USC (23-18, 9-5) honored former head baseball coach Rod Dedeaux before the game with speeches that included former Los Angeles Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda and former Trojan Fred Lynn, who was the American League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in 1975 for the Boston Red Sox.
Dedeaux, who coached USC to 11 national championships and guided 59 players who played in the majors, passed away on Jan. 5 at the age of 91.
The Trojans sent 12 batters to the plate in the second, producing eight runs on five hits.
Freshman Tommy Milone improved to 7-0 on the season, allowing six runs in seven innings. He allowed just two runs through six before Washington (26-15, 5-6) touched him up for four runs in the seventh.
Third baseman Matt Cusick went 2-for-4, scoring four times and adding two RBI.
Curt Rindal went 4-for-5 with two RBI for the Huskies while Ryan Anderson and Matt Hague had three hits each. Zach Clem hit his 16th homer of the season with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Tomorrow's game begins at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live, along with live video, on usctrojans.com.
UW 010-100-402---8-15-1USC 183-000-21X---15-14-1
WP - Milone (7-0) LP - Parker (3-1)T - 3:04 ATT - 1,355Records: UW (26-15, 5-6), USC (23-18, 9-5)
Parker, Kasser (2), McKerney (2), Cheney (3) and Lane.Milone, Dunn (8), Martlaro (9) and Bowden.