USC Upsets No. 23 UC Irvine, 8-1

May 25, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Brandon Garcia (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman HS) allowed one run on three hits in 7 2/3 innings Tuesday as the USC Trojans beat the No. 23 UC Irvine Anteaters, 8-1, in non-conference action at Dedeaux Field. Garcia, who made just his second start on the season, struck out six batters while walking four to improve to 2-3 on the season.

Ricky Oropesa was 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI for USC (26-31), who swept the two-game season series against UC Irvine (34-19). Alex Glenn and Cade Kreuter had two RBI each for the Trojans.

Casey Stevenson scored on Francis Larson's single in the fourth as UCI took the 1-0 lead, but USC answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Nick Hoover walked Kreuter with two outs and Andy Lines (1-1) followed with back-to-back walks to load the bases. Glenn then hit a two-run single to center, followed by Garret Houts' RBI single for the 3-1 Trojan advantage.

The Trojans added a run in the seventh and took advantage of two UCI errors on the same play in the eighth to score four runs (three unearned) to close out the scoring.

USC concludes the 2010 season with a Pac-10 Conference series this weekend against Washington. Friday's game starts at 7:15 p.m. with a 2 p.m. start on Saturday and 1 p.m. start on Sunday. All three games will be broadcast live via a video webcast on

UCI	 000-100-000---1-3-2USC	 000-300-14x---8-10-1

WP - Garcia (2-3) LP - Lines (1-1)T - 3:15 ATT - 188Records: UC Irvine (34-19), USC (26-31)

Hoover, Lines (4), Hooper (4), Orosco (7), Summers (7), Whitehouse (8) and Larson.Garcia, Smith (8), Odom (9) and Castillo.