Trojans Drop Tough Game One in Walkoff Fashion at Cal, 13-9 – University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
BERKELEY, Calif. – The Trojans fought again to take a lead in opposition to California with a 5-run eighth inning, however the Golden Bears got here again, strolling the Trojans off in the underside of the ninth to take recreation one of the collection, 13-9.
Regardless of 5 Golden Bear (17-18, 9-7 Pac-12) errors in the sport, the Trojans (18-18, 5-eight Pac-12) have been unable to take a transparent benefit with all of the defensive miscues.
Each Frankie Rios (Lakewood, Calif./Lengthy Seashore Poly HS) and Brandon Perez (Newport Seashore, Ca-lif./Mater Dei HS) had two hits on the day, every driving in a run, whereas Adalberto Carrillo (Santa Ana, Ca-lif./Tustin HS) had one hit with two RBIs.
The Trojans acquired to Golden Bear starter Jared Horn in the primary, tallying three runs on 4 hits, taking benefit of the primary Cal error of the day.
Nevertheless, the three-zero lead was quick-lived for the Trojans, as starter Chris Clarke (Westlake Village, Ca-lif./Newbury Park HS) uncharacteristically walked the primary two batters of the sport after which gave up a 3-run house run to Andrew Vaughn. Then after Tanner Dodson reached on a wild pitch strikeout and superior to 3rd on a throwing error by the catcher, he got here house on an RBI floor out to make it four-three Golden Bears. Clarke was pulled with two outs for reliever Austin Manning (Oakdale, Calif./Oakdale HS).
Manning was excellent in the lengthy-aid effort, going 5.2 innings, permitting three runs (two earned) on three hits with six walks and 4 strikeouts, conserving the Trojans in the sport.
After a two-run fourth inning for the Golden Bears, the Trojans added one in the sixth to make it a 6-four ball-recreation, as Corey Dempster (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola HS) got here house on a wild pitch.
The Bears added one in the seventh to push the result in 7-four, however reliever Mason Perryman (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield HS) was capable of restrict the injury to only one as he entered with one on and one out in the inning.
The Trojans piled on in the highest of the eighth, taking benefit of main defensive miscues by the Golden Bears, scoring their 5 runs on three hits with two errors in the inning. The Trojans took a 9-7 lead into the underside of the eighth inning.
Trojan nearer Bryce Dyrda (Oakdale, Calif./Oakdale HS) was uncharacteristically capable of lock down the sport, nonetheless, as a monster two-run house run by Denis Karas tied the ballgame, 9-9.
The Trojans had an opportunity in the highest of the ninth, as Dempster reached to steer off the inning on a fielding error on a excessive pop up by the shortstop. Nevertheless, the Trojans have been unable to carry him house, leaving him stranded.
Within the backside of the ninth, Dyrda gave up a leadoff double after which allowed a bunt single to Preston Grand Pre as he was unable to get the lead runner at third. After a floor out and a giant strikeout, a stroll loaded the bases for the Golden Bears with two outs. Then Dyrda had the hitter Vaughn right down to his final strike with a 2-2 depend, however he homered to proper, his second of the day, because the Golden Bears walked the Tro-jans off with a grand slam, 13-9.
The Trojans and Golden Bears shall be again in motion on Saturday for recreation two of the collection at 6 p.m. PT at Evans Diamond.