The Utes (6-11, 2-0) took the first game 1-0 behind a combined three-hitter by Joe Pond and Tyler Wagner, negating a complete game, 11-strikeout effort by USC (12-6, 0-2) ace Andrew Triggs.
LOS ANGELES — In the midst of an eight games in eight days stretch, Indiana starter Joey DeNato was just what the Hoosiers pitching staff needed on Thursday afternoon. The southpaw was lights out, needing only 101 pitches in a complete game 3-1 win over Loyola Marymount at Page Stadium.
DeNato allowed only three hits and one walk to the Lions (5-9) to move to 3-1 on the season.
Northridge (6-8) reliever Cole Hallum couldn’t hold a 4-3 lead, allowing three two-out runs in the seventh inning. The Matadors (8-9) cut Rhode Island’s lead to 6-5 in the bottom half of the inning. Todd Eskelin’s sacrifice fly scored Miles Williams, but pinch runner Chester Pak was stranded at third base as the potential tying run.
LOS ANGELES — Trevor Brown’s three hits and six strong innings from Grant Watson led UCLA to a 7-2 win over rival USC Tuesday night in the Dodgertown Classic held at Dodger Stadium. The win was the Bruins (13-3) 11th consecutive.
Watson allowed one run on seven hits while striking out five Trojans (12-4). The run Watson gave up came in the fourth inning when Garrett Stubbs singled home James Roberts, giving USC a 1-0 lead.
The Waves (12-4) rallied around their stellar defense and got just enough offense to pull out the victory, despite a season-high 10 walks from their pitching staff.
After Indiana scored two runs in the eighth inning off Northridge freshman reliever Louis Cohen, the Matadors responded, scoring three runs with the help of two errors in the bottom half of the inning.
BYU starter Adam Miller struggled with his command. He pitched only two innings, allowing three runs on two hits and four walks and a hit batsman.
With plenty of offensive support, starting pitcher Crosby Slaught cruised through six innings, allowing only two hits as the Anteaters got their first series win of the season.
MALIBU, Calif. — Jon Moscot was in control the whole way. The right-handed junior pitched a complete game gem for Pepperdine and the Waves (9-4) took the series opener 2-1 against Rhode Island Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
Moscot mowed through the URI (4-6) lineup with nine strikeouts. He allowed only one unearned run on five hits and one walk. The 6-foot-4, 200 pounder said his ability to get his breaking ball over for a strike enabled him to mix his pitches better and keep Rhode Island’s hitters off balance. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine’s Jon Moscot Shuts Down Rams
In another last at bat finale for Long Beach State, the Dirtbags (4-9) were forced to swallow the bitter pill of a heartbreaking defeat. For the fifth consecutive game, the Dirtbags saw their opponent score the go-ahead run in its final at bat. This time it was Arizona State that took a 3-2 win in 12 innings Friday night at Blair Field. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Snakebitten Long Beach Falls Late Once More
LOS ANGELES — It took 13 of them, but USC singled Cal State Fullerton into submission Tuesday night in the Trojans 7-4 win at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (9-3) used 13 singles to keep the pressure on Fullerton’s (9-4) young pitching staff throughout the game.
USC’s only non-single came from Dante Flores in the second inning, but Flores was stranded on third after a triple, so all the Trojans’ production came from singles. All but one player in the Trojans’ lineup had a hit and the 2-6 batters in the lineup each had multi-hit performances.