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CBD Photo Gallery: USC Comes Back to Beat LMU, 2-1

James Roberts waits for tag.LOS ANGELES — USC (2-2) got its second consecutive come-from-behind victory Wednesday night at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings to eek out a 2-1 win over visiting Loyola Marymount (2-2).

After LMU took a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh when Kevin Garcia scored on a dribbler 10 feet down the third base line, USC responded by manufacturing a run in the seventh inning to score Kevin Swick.

In the eighth inning, the Trojans took advantage of a pair of hard-hit balls Garcia couldn’t come up with at third base to take the lead and the victory.

Neither starting pitcher, Patrick McGrath (6 IP, 6 H, BB, 3 K) for LMU and Brent Wheatley (5 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K) for USC, allowed a run, leaving the game to be decided by the bullpens. Nigel Nootbaar picked up the win while freshman Kyle Davis picked up his first career save.

Check out the 13-shot photo gallery from Wednesday night’s game:

  • Matt Lowenstein leads off second while the sun sets.
  • Brent Wheatley pitched five scoreless innings in his collegiate debut.
  • Joey Boney dives back to first.
  • James Roberts waits on caught base stealer Tanner Donnels.
  • Matt Lowenstein catches a fly in centerfield.
  • Vahn Bozoian tries to lay down a sacrifice.
  • Joey Boney throws to first base.
  • Adam Landecker dives back to first base.
  • Kevin Garcia can't come up with a hopper at third, allowing the winning run to score.
  • James Roberts throws to first for a double play.
  • Patrick McGrath gave LMU 6 quality innings.
  • Brent Wheatley throws to first base.
  • Vahn Bozoian dives back to first base.
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