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Pac-10 Baseball :: Brief Friday Wrap-Up

A look at games being played tonight in the Pac-10...

No. 12 Arizona at Washington State

Thanks to some solid pitching by Preston Guilmet, the Wildcats knoced off the Cougars 3-1. In the top of the seventh, trailing 1-0, Brad Glenn singled, and then back to back home runs by Bill Rhinehart and T.J. Steele put the Wildcats up 3-1, which would eventually be the final score.

Stanford at California

Thanks to some great pitching by Sophomore Tyson Ross, the Bears shutout Stanford 3-0 tonight. It was Cal's second shutout in four games, as the Bears also shut out the Beavers last Saturday.

The Bears pushed two runs across in the fifth inning when shortstop Brady's sacrifice fly scored freshman Blake Smith, followed by Cutler's RBI double that scored senior third baseman Brett Munster. Munster had reached base on a one-single and advanced to second on a Bliech wild pitch.

Cal added an insurance run in the sixth when junior second baseman Satin hit a line drive home run over the left field fence.

USC at Washington

USC built a large lead throughout most of the game, and withstood Washington's rally in the bottom of the ninth to hang on for a 8-5 win.

USC was leading 8-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Huskies loaded the bases with no outs. One run scored on a double play groundout, and then an error allowed a second runner to cross on an RBI single from pinch hitter Bradley Boyer, cutting the lead to 8-4. Closer Paul Koss came on, allowed a run to score on a wild pitch and walked a runner to bring the tying run to the plate, but got the final out, earning his league-leading 13th save.

In today's other non-conference games, UCLA postponed its game with Cal State Northridge, and I have yet to find the score of the Arizona State/ Louisiana-Lafayette game.

I'll see you back here tomorrow for another round.

Go Beavers!