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Arizona baseball drops series on the road against USC

Nathanial Stenchever

Cameron Lalinerte a catcher on the Arizona baseball team high fives his first base coach after getting a base hit on April 22 at Hi Corbett field. The Wildcats would win in extra innings 7-6.

The Arizona baseball team dropped two of three games on the road this weekend against USC. Here is a look at how each game went down.

Friday: USC wins 6-1

After both teams were held scoreless through three innings, the Trojans struck first with 2 runs in the fourth inning and 1 run in the fifth inning off Arizona starter TJ Nichols.

Nichols went six innings, allowing 4 runs on six hits to go along with nine strikeouts and three walks. 

USC starter Jaden Agassi went six innings as well, allowing just 1 run on five hits with six strikeouts.

The Wildcats collected just six hits as a team, two of them coming from Chase Davis who scored the lone run. Tony Bullard drove him in with a sacrifice fly.

Saturday: Arizona wins 3-2

The Wildcats were able to even the series on the back of a dominant performance from starter Garrett Irvin, who allowed one run on four hits over 6.2 innings to go along with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Blake Paugh opened up the scoring with a third inning home run before Daniel Susac later broke a 1-1 tie with a 2-run double in the eighth inning. 

Quinn Flanagan earned the win, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings before Trevor Long went on to earn the save. He did get into some trouble, allowing three straight hits with two outs to cut the lead to 3-2, but he was able to help Arizona hold on and secure the win. 

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Sunday: USC wins 8-5

Anthony Susac took the mound for Arizona. 

The Wildcats got off to an early 2-0 lead off a first inning sacrifice fly by Daniel Susac and home run by Chase Davis. 

The Trojans went on to score at least one run in each of the next four frames. 

Susac went 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits to go along with two walks.

Arizona took a 5-4 lead off a bases clearing double hit by Tony Bullard in the fifth inning, but USC quickly took back the lead in that same frame.

The Wildcats had a chance to get back in the game in the eighth inning when Daniel Susac stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs, but he lined out to shortstop. 

Arizona will host Oregon State, who currently sit first place in the Pac-12, for the final home series of the regular season.

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