Twelve Hits, Stellar Pitching Leads USC Baseball to 5-2 Win Over Omaha
LOS ANGELES – The USC baseball team beat Omaha 5-2 on Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field, pounding out 12 hits for the second straight game and holding the Mavericks to just one earned run.
The Trojans never trailed in the game, improving to 4-2 with the victory. Omaha falls to 2-5 with the loss.
USC scored in four of the first five innings, including getting runs in both the first and second inning to take an early lead. Trevor Halsema picked up right where he left off after his game-winning hit last night, driving in a run in the first to open the scoring. Halsema finished with three hits and two RBI on the day.
Emilio Rosas drove in the second run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the second, and then after Omaha came back with a run in the third, Nick Lopez hit a solo-shot in the fourth to make it 3-1. The Mavericks would score once in the fifth, but USC again responded, getting an RBI double from Halsema in the bottom of the fifth before capping the scoring with a run on an error in the seventh.
The USC pitching staff held Omaha to two runs, with only one being earned on the day. Tyler Stromsborg got the start and picked up the win after 5.0 strong innings. Nate Clow and Garrett Clarke each tossed a pair of scoreless relief frames to close out the game.
The stellar pitching came on the heels of USC's arms allowing just two earned runs and one walk in 12 innings last night. The Trojans did not allow a walk on Saturday.
- Tyler Stromsborg: 5.0 IP, 3H, 2R (1ER), 0BB, 6K
- Nate Clow: 2.0 IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K
- Garrett Clarke: 2.0 IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K
- Trevor Halsema: 3-for-4, 2RBI, 2B
The Trojans close their series with Omaha on Sunday at 12 p.m. That game will be streamed live on Pac-12+ via USCTrojans.com. USC then heads to LMU on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup.