Trojans Can't Get Things Going, Fall to No. 17 UC Santa Barbara in Game One

    March 24, 2016

    Final Stats

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Trojans were unable to get anything going offensively, running into a hot No. 17 UC Santa Barbara club that posted 10 runs on 12 hits for their 8th straight victory as the Trojans dropped game one of the series,10-1 at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

    The Gauchos (17-3) also took advantage of three Trojan (10-10) errors to help them extend innings.

    USC starter Brent Wheatley (Villa Park, Calif./Villa Park HS) took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits, with three walks and three strikeouts in five innings of work.

    Offensively Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) led the way with a 2-for-4 day at the plate, including the team’s only extra-base hit, his seventh double of the year.

    The Trojans’ one run came in the fifth inning on a David Oppenheim (Mercer Island, Wash./College of the Canyons) single.

    Gaucho starter Shane Bieber kept the Trojans off-balance all night, going 7.0 innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits, with three walks and two strikeouts for his fourth win of the year.

    Gaucho designated hitter Josh Adams went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the third inning. Leadoff hitter Andrew Calica also drove in two runs on two hits.

    Austin Russ (Valencia, Calif./Hart HS) got his first collegiate at-bat in the game, while reliever Bryce Dyrda (Oakdale, Calif./Oakdale HS) pitched in his first collegiate game.

    The Trojans will be back in action on Friday, for game two of the series in Santa Barbara. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. PT.