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USC Baseball Drops Heartbreaker at Oregon, 7-6

Mar 27, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – The USC baseball team dropped a heartbreaker to Oregon on Sunday afternoon as the Ducks scored six late runs to beat the visiting Trojans 7-6.
 
The Trojans fall to 14-8 overall and 4-5 in Pac-12 play, while Oregon improves to 16-7, 7-2.
 
The Trojan bats started hot, with USC sending nine men to the plate and scoring five runs on four hits in the top of the first inning. All four runs came with two outs as Garret Guillemette started the rally with a run-scoring single and then Trevor Halsema brought home two with a single to center. Nick Lopez capped the first-inning outburst with a two-run homer off the roof of the batting cages in right field.
 
Oregon responded with a run in the bottom of the first, but Charlie Hurley got a strikeout and flyout to strand a runner and limit the damage. D'Andre Smith would get that run right back for USC, hitting a solo-homer in the top of the second.
 
The Ducks threatened in the fifth, loading the bases with one out, but a ground ball back up the middle was corralled by Tyresse Turner at second, who stepped on the bag and threw to first for the inning-ending double-play.
 
The Oregon rally started in the seventh thanks to a two-run homer from Colby Shade. The Ducks then got a three-run homer from Josiah Cromwick to tie the game in the eighth and a go-ahead solo-shot from Tanner Smith.
 
TOP PERFORMERS

  • Charlie Hurley: W, 5.2 IP, 6H, R, BB, 4K
  • Nick Lopez: 2-for-4, 2-R HR

 
COMING UP
The Trojans head home to open an eight-game homestand, starting with Seattle on Wednesday and then a three-game series against San Jose State next weekend. All four upcoming games will be streamed live on Pac-12+ via USCTrojans.com. Links to follow can be found on the baseball schedule page.