USC Baseball Shuts Down CSUN, 6-0, at Home
LOS ANGELES – Six USC pitchers combined for the shutout and the Trojan bats scored six runs on 10 hits as the USC baseball team picked up a 6-0 victory over CSUN on Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field.
USC improves to 22-20 overall on the season and CSUN falls to 22-19.
Isaac Esqueda tossed the first 3.0 innings, allowing just one hit and one walk before handing it over to five subsequent bullpen arms. Ethan Hoopingarner, Toby Spach, Garrett Clarke and Matt Keating each had one shutout inning, and Carson Lambert tossed two as USC allowed the visitors just five hits.
Five USC hitters drove in runs in the game, with Tyler Lozano leading the way at two RBI on the day. Johnny Olmstead had a homer and a double in the game, and Garret Guillemette posted two hits and an RBI.
Nick Lopez doubled in Adrian Colon-Rosado in the fourth to open the scoring, then Olmstead and Guillemette brought home runs in the fifth to make it 3-0 USC. Lozano singled home a pair in the seventh and then Colon-Rosado hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to cap the scoring.
- Isaac Esqueda: 3.0 IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
- Garret Guillemette: 2-for-4, RBI
- Johnny Olmstead: 2-for-4, RBI, R, HR, 2B
The Trojans host Arizona for a three-game Pac-12 series starting on Friday. All three games will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.