Trojans Tally Second Shutout Victory of the Year with 1-0 Win at San Diego State|
March 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Trojans defeated San Diego State 1-0 in a midweek tilt at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Four Trojans (8-4) combined for the team’s second shutout of the season, holding the Aztecs to just six hits, while striking out a combined eight batters. Starter CJ Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) threw two scoreless in his first appearance of 2017, followed by three scoreless by Mason Perryman (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield HS).
Reliever Bryce Dyrda (Oakdale, Calif./Oakdale HS) came through in a big way in the bottom of the sixth inning, stranding the bases loaded with back-to-back strikeouts. He then followed with a huge seventh inning, striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn his first win of his career.
Freshman reliever Austin Manning (Oakdale, Calif./Oakdale HS) entered to finish things off in the eighth and ninth, facing just one batter over the minimum as he did not allow a hit and only walked one with two strikeouts in two innings of work for his second save of the year.
The Trojans managed the 1-0 win on with five hits, helped by a throwing error after a Brandon Perez (Newport Beach, Calif./Mater Dei HS) single. After stranding runners in scoring position in the fourth and sixth innings, Trojans finally broke through in the seventh inning, against Aztec reliever Alan Trejo. Brady Shockey (Mission Viejo, Calif./JSerra HS) drew a walk to lead off the inning. Christian Moya (Diamond Bar, Calif./South Hills HS) entered to pinch run. The next batter was B. Perez, singled to right field and the right fielder Tyler Adkison tried for the diving grab but came up empty, and with Moya motoring around the bases his throw was wild and trickled past the third baseman and the freshman was able to come all the way home to score the run, putting the Trojans up 1-0.
The Trojans return home to Dedeaux Field, where they will host Holy Cross in a three-game series starting on Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. PT.