Trojans Drop Rubber Match to Washington, 6-0 |
May 8, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Trojans dropped the rubber match of the series 6-0, running into a hot-hitting Washington team and an even hotter starter in Ryan Schmitten, who threw seven innings of one-hit baseball on Sunday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.
The only Trojan (21-24, 10-11 Pac-12) hit of the afternoon came with two outs in the sixth inning, as Reggie Southall (Inglewood, Calif./Serra HS) doubled off the wall in right center.
Husky starter Ryan Schmitten tossed a gem for Washington (28-16, 13-8), throwing a no-hitter for 6.2 innings, before allowing the one hit of the day to Southall. He struck out four and walked just one.
Relievers Lance Berringer (0.2 innings) and Will Ballowe (1.1 innings) continued to one-hit the Trojans to close out the game.
The Huskies jumped on Trojan starter Mitch Hart (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS), who allowed one run in the first and only made it two innings, allowing three total hits with one walk and one strikeout. Reliever Bernardo Flores (Baldwin Park, Calif./Baldwin Park HS) went 2.1 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
The Huskies added one more run in the sixth inning off reliever Jeff Paschke (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara HS) to make it a 6-0 game.
The one bright spot on the day was reliever Marc Huberman (Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS), as he has not allowed an earned run over his past five outings (11.2 innings).
The Huskies were led offensively by AJ Graffanino who drove in three runs, along with two-hit days from John Naff and Jack Meggs.
The Trojans will continue finals this week before starting a big conference series against crosstown rival UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. PT.