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USC Baseball Defeats UCLA 8-4 In Final Game of Dodger Stadium Classic

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The Trojans overcame the UCLA Bruins 8-4, moving the team to 15-1 on the season.

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The USC baseball team has cemented itself as a national contender with its performance in the Dodger Stadium Classic.

After defeating No. 1 Vanderbilt and No. 6 TCU in consecutive days at Dedeaux Field, the USC baseball team traveled to Dodger stadium to take on No. 7 UCLA. The Bruins and Trojans were neck and neck through the first four innings, but USC exploded for two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, en route to an 8-4 victory.

Although the Trojans entered the weekend 12-1, skeptics felt that we wouldn't get a sense of how good this Trojan team was until after this weekend. Well, the men of troy responded in triumphant fashion.

In their first game against the Horned Frogs, the Trojans gave away an early lead but were able to come away with a victory in extra innings off a Blake Lacey sacrifice bunt. The Trojans followed up one walk off with another, just in more dramatic fashion, when they took on Commodores last night.

In the bottom of the ninth with two outs, freshman Adalberto Carillo hit a bomb over the left field fence to give the Trojans a walk off.

With those three big wins, the Trojans now sit at 15-1 and will take on UC Irvine this Tuesday before starting PAC-12 play this upcoming Friday. The Trojans are off to their best start in over a decade and have a strong chance to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

Their recent stellar play has grabbed the attention of many, including football star Adoree' Jackson.