The Offense for No. 15 USC Explodes to Defeat No. 22 California 11-3|
May 16, 2015
BERKELEY, Calif. - Behind a big offensive day by Timmy Robinson, the No. 15 Trojans defeated No. 22 California 11-3 in game one of the series at Evans Diamond on Saturday afternoon.
Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) got the Trojans (35-16, 16-9) going, scoring the first run of the day in the top of the second inning after a double to lead off the inning and he never looked back, going 2-for-4 with three RBI, including a huge two-run home run in the five-run fifth inning that broke open the game. The home run was his fourth of the year.
Starter Kyle Davis (Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica HS) was outstanding once again in his second-straight Friday night start. The junior went eight innings, holding the Bears to just three runs on eight hits, while striking out three and walking just one. Davis held the Bears to just one run through seven innings, before getting a bit unlucky and giving up two runs on three hits in the eighth inning to make the score, 11-3. Davis earned his third win of the year to take his record to 3-1.
After the Trojans scored in the top of the second, the Bears answered right away with a run of their own in the bottom of the second, but after that it was all Trojans, as they added one run in the fourth, five in the big fifth inning that broke open the game, three more in the seventh and one in the eighth.
Andrew Wright (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) threw a flawless bottom of the ninth to preserve the victory.
The Trojans and Bears will be back in action on Sunday at 4 p.m. PT for game two of the series. It will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.