USC Baseball Opens Series With 7-4 Win at No. 15 UCLA
LOS ANGELES – The USC baseball team jumped out to an early lead and held on late, beating No. 15 UCLA 7-4 in Westwood on Friday night.
USC got four runs in the second inning and three late insurance runs, improving their record to 10-2 on the year and extending the team's winning streak to eight games. UCLA falls to 9-5 with the loss.
After UCLA came up with a run in the first, the Trojans responded in the second. Garret Guillemette singled home Trevor Halsema and then Nick Lopez hit a sacrifice fly to put USC ahead. Tyler Lozano followed with a two-out, two-run shot to right field to make it 4-1.
The Bruins would claw back a run on a groundout in the fifth and then made things interesting with two runs in the ninth, but Nate Clow came in and got the final out for the Trojans, stranding a pair of runners in the process.
Jaden Agassi settled in after giving up the run in the first, tossing 4.2 innings in the start. Carson Lambert took over for Agassi in the fifth and would toss 2.0 scoreless before giving way to Matt Keating. Keating entered in the seventh and got USC out of a jam, stranding runners on first and third.
Adrian Colon-Rosado added a two-run double in the seventh and Rhylan Thomas had an RBI single in the ninth for USC.
- Jaden Agassi: 4.2 IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 3K
- Carson Lambert: 2.0 IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
- Rhylan Thomas: 3-for-5, RBI, R
- Adrian Colon-Rosado: 1-for-3, 2RBI, R, 2B
- Tyler Lozano: 2-R HR
The Trojans continue their series with UCLA on Saturday at 5 p.m. and then the teams close things out on Sunday at 3 p.m. Both games will televised on the Pac-12 Network.
— USC Baseball (@USC_Baseball) March 12, 2022