USC Baseball Takes Series With 8-5 Win Over Arizona
LOS ANGELES – In a game where the lead changed hands four times, the USC baseball team had the last word, picking up an 8-5 victory over Arizona to take the series on Sunday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.
A three-run fifth inning did it for the Trojans as USC improved to 24-21 overall and 8-16 in Pac-12 play. Arizona falls to 33-17 overall and 14-10 in conference action on the season.
After the lead had already changed hands three times, Arizona took a 5-4 advantage into the bottom of the fifth. USC loaded the bases and tied the game on a wild pitch, then Johnny Olmstead singled home a run to put the Trojans in front. Carson Wells beat out a double-play ball to allow a third run to score in the inning and put USC in front 7-5.
Tyler Lozano capped the scoring with a solo-shot in the seventh. It was the third homer of the game as D'Andre Smith and Nick Lopez also went yard. Lopez had an RBI double in the third as well.
Charlie Hurley got the win as the pitcher of record when the Trojans took the lead in the fifth. Garrett Clarke tossed a scoreless sixth and then Carson Lambert and Kyle Wisch split the final 3.0 innings. Wisch picked up his second save of the series.
- Nick Lopez: 2-for-3, 2RBI, HR, 2B
- D'Andre Smith: 1-for-3, RBI, 2R, HR
- Carson Lambert: 1.2 IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
- Kyle Wisch: S, 1.1 IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
The Trojans head to Long Beach State for a non-conference matchup with the Dirtbags on Wednesday night and then host Washington for their final home series of the season starting on Friday. Wednesday's game will be streamed live on ESPN+ and the series against Washington will be on the Pac-12 Network.