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USC Baseball Drops Heartbreaker at Cal

Bears completed their second straight comeback victory

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USC Trojans baseball dropped another heartbreaker, 9-8, in game two of the series against the California Golden Bears. Cal’s three run eighth inning courtesy of Cameron Eden’s two run shot and Jeffrey Mitchell Jr’s RBI single proved to be the deciding factor, capping off their second straight comeback win.

After another fast offensive start with Adalberto Carrillo’s second inning two run home run, USC’s pitching faltered yet again as starter CJ Stubbs surrendered four runs in the bottom frame, and ultimately six over 5+ innings of work. Down 5-3 in the fifth, the Trojans responded with five runs over the next three innings thanks to a fielder's choice, Carrillo’s three run blast (his second of the night), and a wild pitch. However the 8-6 advantage would not last long, as Eden and Mitchell’s clutch hits put the Bears ahead for good, capping off another tight, back and forth game.

The Trojans have now fallen to 18-19 on the year and 5-9 in conference play, while the Bears rise to .500 at 18-18 on the year with a 10-7 conference record. With this loss, USC has now dropped another series extending their losing streak. They will look to avoid a series sweep later today at 1 pm PT.

W: Andrew Buckley (1-0) IP 0 R 0 H K

L: Brad Wegman (2-4) 2 IP 3 R 2 H BB K

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Cameron Eden (Cal) 3-4 HR 4 RBI R SB

Adalberto Carrillo (USC) 2-3 HR 5 RBI 2 R BB SB