USC Baseball Falls Short Against Utah, 10-5
LOS ANGELES – The USC baseball team rallied for five runs, but couldn't overcome an early 8-0 deficit, falling to Utah 10-5 on Saturday evening at Dedeaux Field.
The Trojans fall to 18-18 overall and 4-13 in Pac-12 play, while Utah improves to 23-14-1 overall on the season and 9-8 in conference action.
For the second straight game, Utah jumped out to a big lead, scoring three runs in the second and then five in the fourth to go up 8-0.
USC got RBI knocks from Garret Guillemette and Trevor Halsema two score a pair in the fourth, and then put up three runs in the fifth, getting a homer from Johnny Olmstead in the inning.
Sandwiched between those big innings for the Trojans was a two-run fifth for the visitors. USC would put a pair of runners on in the ninth, but they were left stranded.
Garrett Clarke (1.1 IP) and Carson Lambert (3.1 IP) combined out of the bullpen to hold Utah scoreless the last four innings on Saturday. Lambert struck out four batters in his 3.1 innings pitched.
- Rhylan Thomas: 2-for-4, R, 2B
- Garret Guillemette: 2-for-3, RBI, R
- Johnny Olmstead: 2-for-4, HR
- Carson Lambert: 3.1 IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
The Trojans and Utes close things out on Sunday at 12 p.m. Sunday's series finale will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. Links to follow are available on the baseball schedule page at USCTrojans.com.