Los Angeles, CA – USC trailed 3-2 in the seventh with bases loaded when University of Washington designated hitter Joe Wainhouse drilled a double to center field.
The RBI-double by Wainhouse scored two runs to extend the Huskies lead and ultimately give Washington a 5-2 victory over the USC baseball team at Dedeaux field on Friday.
Washington’s starting pitcher Joe Demars held the Trojans to two runs on six hits while striking out six in seven innings of work. The Huskies even the series with the Trojans.
The Trojans’ offense got off to an early start, scoring two runs on Dillion Paulson’s RBI-double in the first inning. Washington responded in the second inning.
Joe Wainhouse hit a line drive over the third baseman’s head for a single. Nick Khale singled to left field and Cristian Jones walked to load the bases for the Huskies. USC starting pitcher Soloman Bates struck out Ben Baird but Braiden Ward’s single knocked in Wainhouse.
Noah Hsue dropped a sacrifice bunt to score Kahle. Bates struck out Mason Cerrillo to get out of the inning after the Huskies evened the score, 2-2.
Stephen Dubb laced a line drive single to left field and Blake Sabol singled to right field but Angelo Armenta struck out to end the scoring threat for USC in the sixth inning.
USC falls to 13-10 overall and 3-5 in Pac-12 play with game No. 3 of the series slated for Saturday at 2 p.m.