Bulldogs Scorch USC 14-3 to Capture Series
March 3, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State baseball team pounded USC 14-3 on Sunday afternoon at Beiden Field for its most lopsided victory over the Trojans in school history.
The Bulldogs' Aaron Judge, a 2013 Preseason All-American, produced another Sunday statement with four hits, including a triple, two doubles, and a single - just the home run away from recording the program's second cycle.
Fresno State (3-7) scorched USC starting pitcher Kyle Twoney for five runs in the bottom of the first to chase the southpaw after he faced 10 batters and never looked back.
The inning featured a bases-clearing double by the Bulldogs' senior catcher Austin Wynns, a gnarly collision at home plate and a pair of RBI singles to give Fresno State a 5-0 lead after one.
The 'Dogs added another in the second as Aaron Judge led off the frame by ripping a double to left field and moving over to third on Wynns' textbook sacrifice bunt. The 6-7 rightfielder then scored when Taylor Ward turned USC reliever Kyle Davis' 2-2 offering into a RBI single and push the lead to 6-0.
Fresno State chipped across two more in the third and erupted for six in the fifth to build a 14-0 lead after five innings of play.
USC (5-5) got on the board with all three of its runs in the sixth.
The Bulldogs' bullpen came through with 4.2 innings of scoreless relief to help Fresno State starter Tim Borst secure his first career victory.
The series win over USC marked Fresno State's first over the Trojans since winning a three-game postseason series between the schools during the 1988 NCAA West Regional.
Fresno State finishes its four-game homestand on Tuesday night when the 'Dogs host San Jose State at 6:35 p.m. PT.
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