Cal Shuts Out USC, 6-0, In Season Finale
May 24, 2009
BERKELEY, Calif. - Chris Petrini threw a two-hit shutout Sunday as the California Golden Bears avoided a Pac-10 series sweep with a 6-0 win over the USC Trojans.
With two runners on in the second, Brett Jackson hit a two-run triple down the right field line as Cal took its first lead of the weekend. Dylan Tonneson hit a solo homer off USC starter Anthony Vasquez in the third as the Golden Bears capped the scoring with three runs in the fifth.
USC finishes the 2009 season with a 28-28 overall record while Cal had a 24-29 mark. The Trojans finished in a four-way tie for fifth place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 13-14 record, tied with Stanford, Washington and Arizona.
Notes: Junior shortstop Grant Green, who is projected as a first-round selection in the June major league baseball draft, finished the season with a team-leading .374 batting average...Green had 19 doubles this season with five triples, four home runs and 32 RBI...he also led the Trojans with 16 stolen bases and a .435 on-base percentage...he finishes with the USC career record with 20 triples, also placing him fifth on the Pac-10 Conference all-time list...freshman first baseman Ricky Oropesa should see consideration as a freshman All-American, finishing with a .314 average with a team-leading 13 home runs and 48 RBI...junior pitchers Robert Stock and Brad Boxberger finished with strong campaigns for the Trojans...Stock was 5-4 with a 2.90 ERA and four saves (77 2/3 IP, 61 H, 25 ER, 39 BB, 86 SO, .223 opponents' batting average) while Boxberger was 6-3 with a 3.16 ERA (94 IP, 69 H, 33 ER, 50 BB, 99 SO, .211 opponents' batting average).
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WP - Petrini (4-3) LP - Vasquez (4-6)T - 2:06 ATT - 689Records: USC (28-28, 13-14), California (24-29, 9-18)
Vasquez, Triggs (5) and Rabago.Petrini and Tonneson.