Facing a potent Loyola Marymount lineup, the USC pitching staff managed to limit them to just one run as the Trojans put up six runs on 12 hits to get the 6-1 win at Dedeaux Field, which ended the Lion’s seven-game win streak.
Lions pitcher Brenton Arriaga entered the game with a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA, but he was charged with two runs on four hits and pitched just 3 1/3 innings.
Catcher Garrett Stubbs went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and second baseman Dante Flores had three RBIs and one run scored on 1-for-3 from the plate. A Stubbs single scored two runs and gave the Trojans a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Flores gave the Trojans a comfortable lead with a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning that extended the lead to 5-1.
Brent Wheatley threw five innings, getting three strikeouts and allowing one unearned run in the top of the second inning.
Kyle Davis, James Guillen, Marc Huberman and Jeff Paschke combined to pitch four innings of shutout relief for the Trojans while allowing only two hits.
The Trojans ended their four-game losing streak and improved to 9-6 on the season. Next up is a three-game weekend series at Oregon.