USC Takes 4-3 Decision At Cal Poly
April 29, 2008
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Kevin Couture (Coronado/Coronado HS) allowed one run on two hits in five innings Tuesday as the USC Trojans won its second straight with the 4-3 win against the Cal Poly Mustangs. Brad Boxberger picked up his first save of the season as he threw a scoreless ninth to preserve the win for the Trojans (21-22).
Grant Green went 1-for-5 with a two-run single, extending his career-best hitting streak to 18 games for USC. Green started the four-run fifth for the Trojans with Derek Perren recording an RBI double, followed by an RBI single by designated hitter Mike Roskopf.
Cal Poly (18-23) had a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Wes Dorrell's RBI single. Dorrell came up in the sixth and closed the deficit to one with a two-run homer to right off USC reliever Anthony Vasquez. The Mustangs put the tying run in the ninth at first, but Boxberger later struck out pinch hitter T.J. Gentile to end the game.
USC will host Washington in a Pac-10 Conference series this weekend, Friday-Sunday (May 2-4). Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. start on Saturday and 1 p.m. start on Sunday. All three games will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com with a video webcast, courtesy of TrojanTV All-Access.
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WP - Couture (4-2) LP - Theophilius (1-2) S - Boxberger (1)T - 2:45 ATT - 1,002Records: USC (21-22), CP (18-23)
Couture, Vasquez (6), Boxberger (9) and Stock.Theophilus, Maudlin (5) and Hensley.