Down to their last out in the bottom of the 12th inning, USC baseball (7-0) came alive when it mattered most for an outstanding come-from-behind victory in dramatic fashion.
When senior Kevin Swick singled up the middle down to his last strike, then sophomore Bobby Stahel walked on four pitches, setting the table for yet another thrilling ending provided by junior outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada.
The Trojans collected their five runs on 10 hits and needed every single one to preserve another strong pitching performance from the bullpen. The offense was given the task of crafting together another come-from-behind victory after the bullpen allowed only its fourth earned run of the season in the top of the 12th frame.
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED...
The three-game series featured two walk-off victories, starting when Timmy Robinson smacked a two-RBI single with two outs and down to the final strike on Friday night; mixed in with a dominant 9-0 victory on Saturday afternoon thanks in large part to a 6.0 IP, three-hit performance from senior lefty Bob Wheatley.
USC must now regain composure, and focus its winning efforts on facing long-time rival Long Beach State Tuesday night from Blair Field. The Trojans may have struggled to defeat Summit League foe North Dakota State (0-3), but the confidence around this program is sky high especially while the wins just keep piling up.
What are your expectations for the rest of the season?
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Win The College World Series
Finish The Season Over .500
Earn Trip To Regionals
Reach Omaha For College World Series
Finish Among Top Half In The Pac-12