USC Baseball's Rally Falls Short Against No. 5 Oregon State
LOS ANGELES – The USC baseball team rallied for a run in the ninth and had the winning run on base, but couldn't complete the comeback against No. 5 Oregon State on Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.
The afternoon began with a number retirement ceremony for USC legend Mike Gillespie, with members of his family and 1961 teammates joining the Trojans on the field. The loss drops USC to 17-11 overall and 4-7 in Pac-12 play, while Oregon State improves to 23-7, 9-5.
The Beavers scored first with an RBI double in the opening frame, but in the bottom of the second Garret Guillemette tied things up with a solo-shot for USC. The game remained tied until Oregon State came up with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. The Beavers would add a run in the eighth as well to make it 3-1.
Tyresse Turner hit a one-out single in the ninth and Adrian Colon-Rosado followed with a single as well to give USC runners on the corners. Guillemette singled home Turner, making it 3-2 with one out and runners on first and second. A double-play ball to short would end it however, giving the Beavers their second win over USC in the series.
Tyler Stromsborg had a solid start for the Trojans, tossing 6.0 innings and scattering six hits while giving up two runs and two walks to go along with two strikeouts. Jacob Kmatz picked up the win for Oregon State, throwing 6.0 innings as well.
- Tyler Stromsborg: 6.0 IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 2K
- Garret Guillemette: 2-for-4, 2RBI, HR
The Trojans close their series with Oregon State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Tomorrow's finale will be streamed live on Pac-12+ via USCTrojans.com.