Trojan Bats Come Back to Life in 10-1 Game Two Victory Over Oregon State|
May 21, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Trojan offense came back to life on Saturday afternoon, touching up Oregon State for 10 runs on 11 hits as they evened the series at one apiece with a 10-1 game two victory at Dedeaux Field.
The Trojans (25-26, 13-13 Pac-12) jumped on the Beavers (31-19, 12-14 Pac-12) early, taking a 8-0 lead after the first three frames, chasing starter Luke Heimlich after 2.1 innings and never looked back. Extra base hits were abundant for the Trojans on Saturday, as Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) delivered the first blow, a double in the first inning to plate Corey Dempster (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola HS) and David Oppenheim (Mercer Island, Wash./College of the Canyons) drew back-to-back walks to lead off the inning. The Trojans plated the third run of the first inning on a ground out by Jeremy Martinez (Fountain Valley, Calif./Mater Dei HS).
Freshman Brandon Perez (Ladera Ranch, Calif./Mater Dei HS) was outstanding on the day, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. His first run scored came in the second inning, as he completed a heads-up play, scoring from second on a wild pitch. He then delivered a bases-clearing double in the third inning, pushing the Trojan lead to 8-0 through just three frames.
Trojan starter Kyle Davis (Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica HS) was outstanding in his final Dedeaux Field start, throwing five scoreless innings, holding the Beavers to just three hits, while striking out three and walking two. He earned his fifth win of the season.
In the seventh, the Beavers plated their only run of the day off reliever Brent Wheatley (Villa Park, Calif./Orange Lutheran HS), who threw two strong innings, allowing just the one run on three hits. CJ Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) and Andrew Wright (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) each threw a scoreless innings to close out the victory.
The Trojans added singular runs in the seventh and eighth inning, respectively, to push the lead to 10-1.
The rubber match of the series is set for 12 p.m. PT on tomorrow (Sunday) at Dedeaux Field. It will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.