Zach Adams allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings.
April 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Utah baseball team, 3-2, in the second game of the three-game series.
USC loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning with a single, hit batter and walk. A sacrifice fly sent home the game-winning run.
Utah took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and USC scored runs in the second and fourth to tie the game at 2-2. Utah had numerous chances throughout the game, leaving 14 runners on base. The Utes left the bases loaded in the third, fifth and sixth innings, and had runners on base in all but one inning. Utah outhit the Trojans, 8-6.
Zach Adams pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts. Dalton Carroll pitched 1 1/3 innings, earning the loss to fall to 1-3 on the year. Dylan Drachler and Bret Helton also pitched in the ninth inning.
TJ Bennett led Utah at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two walks.
Utah got on the board quickly in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Cody Scaggari walked with Kody Davis following with an RBI double into the right field corner. Bennett doubled to right center to send Davis home, putting Utah on the board, 2-0.
A Trojan home run cut Utah's lead to 2-1. USC cut into the lead in the fourth inning, when a leadoff walk would lead to a runner scoring on a ground out.
Utah attempted to score in the sixth inning with Konnor Armijo getting caught in a rundown between third and home off a ground ball from Scaggari. Braden Anderson led off the eighth with a single and would get thrown out at home trying to score on a shallow single from Max Schuman. USC was unsuccessful on a squeeze play in the bottom of the eighth.