USC Baseball Falls 3-2 to Arizona
LOS ANGELES – The USC baseball scored a run in the ninth and had the winning run on base, but couldn't complete the comeback against Arizona on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 to the Wildcats.
USC falls to 23-21 overall and 7-16 in Pac-12 play. Arizona moves to 33-16 overall and 14-9 in conference action on the season.
A third-inning run put the Wildcats in front early, but Tyresse Turner came through with an RBI single in the sixth inning to even things up. The tie score would last until the eighth when Daniel Susac doubled home a pair of runs for Arizona.
After two quick outs, USC got back-to-back singles to put runners on first and second. Nick Lopez then singled home Adrian Colon-Rosado to make it 3-2. The Trojan runners would advance to second and third after a passed ball, but they were stranded there to end the game.
Tyler Stromsborg got the start for USC and worked into the sixth inning, allowing just one run in 5.2 innings pitched. He scattered four hits and walked none. Arizona reliever Quinn Flanagan picked up the victory and Trevor Long got the save.
- Tyler Stromsborg: 5.2 IP, 4H, R, 0BB, 3K
- Nick Lopez: 1-for-3, RBI, BB
The Trojans and Wildcats close things out on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tomorrow's series finale will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.