Trojans Close Out 2010 Season With 11-5 Win Against Washington
May 30, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Playing their final collegiate games, USC seniors Mike O'Neill and Keith Castillo had four hits each Sunday as the Trojans finished the 2010 season with the 11-5 win over the Washington Huskies. O'Neill had a home run and career-high four RBI while Castillo registered his first career four-hit performance.
USC finished the season with a 28-32 overall record, 7-20 in the Pac-10 Conference while Washington finishes at 28-28 overall, 11-16 in conference play.
The Trojans scored seven runs in the eighth inning after Washington had taken a 5-4 lead in the seventh with the Huskies stranding 12 base runners on the afternoon. UW scored three runs in the second and had the bases loaded with one out, but starter Brandon Garcia struck out Doug Cherry and Jacob Lamb to end the threat.
In the top of the eighth, the Huskies again loaded the bases, but were stymied by the Trojan bullpen. USC carried the momentum into the bottom half of the inning after Jacob Clem hit Matt Hart with the bases loaded to force in the eventual winning run.
Miles Kizer went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Huskies while Troy Scott was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Notes: For the third time this season, USC tied a season high with seven runs in one inning...USC sophomore Ricky Oropesa hit his 20th home run of the season and finished the season by leading the team in the triple crown categories (.353 batting average, 20 home runs and 67 RBI)...Oropesa finished in several USC single-season top ten lists...his 20 home runs tie him for sixth place with Jason Lane (1999), his 22 doubles tie him for fifth place with three other players and his 167 total bases puts him in sixth place...with 33 career home runs, Oropesa is tied for seventh all-time at USC with Mike Robertson (1989-91) and Joey Metropoulos (2002-04)...Mike O'Neill finished the season with a .391 batting average in Pac-10 games this season.
UW 030-010-100---5-11-2USC 000-130-07x---11-16-2
WP - Fujiya (5-1) LP - Clem (4-4)T - 3:05 ATT - 252Records: Washington (28-28, 11-16), USC (28-32, 7-20)
Gomez, Clem (5), G. Brown (8), Cimber (8) and Kizer.Garcia, Mezger (6), Odom (8), Douthit (8), Fujiya (8), Dedeaux (9) and Roundtree.