Charlie Hurley, Johnny Olmstead Power Trojans to Sweep of San Jose State With 6-2 Win
LOS ANGELES – Charlie Hurley tossed eight strong innings and Johnny Olmstead hit an early grand slam to lead the USC baseball team to a 6-2 victory and series sweep of San Jose State on Sunday afternoon.
USC scored six runs in the second inning and Hurley allowed just two unearned in the longest start of his collegiate career, as USC moves to 17-8 on the year. The Spartans fall to 14-15 with the loss.
Olmstead's grand slam came with no outs in the second inning and was followed immediately by a solo-homer from Nick Lopez to make it 5-0. Adrian Colon-Rosado singled later in the inning and Tyresse Turner scored all the way from first to cap the scoring for USC.
Hurley gave up unearned runs in the third and fourth, but settled in and cruised through the eighth inning, allowing two hits and two walks, while striking out a pair. The Trojan defense also turned two double-plays in the game.
Carson Lambert came on and tossed a scoreless ninth, retiring the side in order to close out the sweep.
It was the third sweep of the season for USC.
- Charlie Hurley: W, 8.0 IP, 2H, 2UER, 2BB, 2K
- Johnny Olmstead: 1-for-4, GS
- Nick Lopez: 2-for-2, HR, 2BB
- Garret Guillemette: 3-for-4, R, BB, 2B
The Trojans host Hawaii for another non-conference matchup on Monday at 6 p.m. and then No. 3 Oregon State comes to town for a three-game series starting on Friday night. All four games will be streamed live on Pac-12+ via USCTrojans.com.
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