No. 17 Stanford Scores Three in the 10th to Beat USC Baseball
LOS ANGELES – No. 17 Stanford broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run homer in the 10th inning to beat the USC baseball team 5-2 on Friday night at Dedeaux Field.
USC drops to 18-18 overall with the loss and 6-10 in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal improve to 23-8, 9-4.
In what was a pitcher's duel most of the way, the Trojans took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning thanks to a two-run double by Rhylan Thomas. Stanford would tie the game up in the top of the sixth, however, getting an RBI single from Vincent Martinez.
Quentin Longrie entered in relief in the sixth for the Trojans and limited the damage, stranding runners on first and second. Garrett Clarke took over on the mound in the eighth for USC and would strand runners in the eighth and ninth to help send it to extras.
Stanford got two singles to start off the top of the 10th and then Brett Barrera hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer to put the Cardinal on top for good. USC got a runner on in the bottom half of the frame, but couldn't fully mount a comeback.
Clarke took the loss, while Jacob Palisch picked up the win for Stanford. Zach Grech pitched a scoreless 10th to earn his 12th save of the year.
- Rhylan Thomas: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2B, 2BB
- Garret Guillemette: 2-for-4, R
- Quentin Longrie: 1.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 2BB, 2K
USC continues its series with No. 17 Stanford Saturday at 2 p.m. and then will wrap things up on Sunday at 1 p.m. All games will be streamed live on Pac-12+ via USCTrojans.com.