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USC Game One Part II
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/21/2008
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Box Score and Play-by-Play as a PDF?- Game One

Box Score and Play-by-Play as a PDF - Game Two?

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Game One Recap

????????????LOS ANGELES ?C?Arizona hit five home runs, including a school record-tying three by Dillon Baird, and the second-ranked Wildcats opened their Pac-10 season with a 10-2 win over USC at Dedeaux Field on Friday afternoon. The Wildcat victory snapped Arizonaˇ?s (13-3, 1-0 Pac-10) modest two-game losing streak while extending the Trojansˇ? (9-9, 0-1 Pac-10) to five straight.

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????????????Baird, who now has five homers on the season, joined a list of four other Wildcat players to have gone deep in the same game in school history. The sophomore belted a two-run homer in the first, another in the sixth and added his name to the Arizona record book with a third two-run blast in the ninth. He finished the game 3-for-4 with six RBI and four run scored.

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????????????UAˇ?s Jon Gaston led off the game with a full-count solo home run followed the first of ?Bairdˇ?s shots three batters later push the Cats out to an early 3-0 lead.

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After SC had cut the advanatge to two on a solo homer by Hector Rabago in the second, Baird tacked on his second two-run blast to right in the top of the sixth for his first career multi-homer game, his fourth round-tripper of the year and a 5-1 Arizona lead.

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????????????T.J. Steele hit a two-run homer to center as part of a three-run eighth and Baird tied the record with his third homer to right in the final inning to cap off the day

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????????????Arizona starter Preston Guilmet improved to 3-1 on the year after seven solid innings of work. The Wildcats ace allowed just two runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking two.

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????????????USC starter Kevin Couture (1-1) was charged with his first loss of the season after surrendering five runs on 10 hits in seven innings of work. He struck out four and walked

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????????????Arizona and USC will meet up for game two of the three-game conference series later tonight with first pitch slated for 7 p.m. Arizona left-hander David Coulon is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.

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Arizona Players with Three HRs in a Single Game
Dennis Haines?at UTEP???4/7/1972
Ron Hassey?vs. Weber State??3/20/1974
Erik Torres?at Washington??4/8/2000
Shelley Duncan?vs. Utah??2/23/2001
Brad Glenn?vs. Utah Valley State?2/7/2007

Game Two Recap

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????????????LOS AGNELES ?C?The second-ranked Arizona baseball team rapped out just four hits, committed a season-high four errors and walked five batters in dropping the second half of Fridayˇ?s twin bill, 5-0, to USC (10-9, 1-1 Pac-10) at Dedeaux Field.

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The victory snapped the Trojansˇ? five-game losing streak and dropped the Wildcats to 13-4 for the year and to 1-1 in the conference race. Arizona won the opener of the double-header 10-2 earlier on Friday.

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????????????UA starter David Coulon struggled early with the strike zone of home plate umpire Ken Eldridge, loading the bases and forcing in the first gameˇ?s first run on four walks to hand the Trojans a 1-0 advantage.

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????????????The Wildcats, who stranded nine runners on base in the game, missed out on scoring opportunity when Milone got Mike Weldon to end the fourth on a fly out to center with the bases loaded to keep SCˇ?s 1-0 lead intact.

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????????????USC tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth on a leadoff single by DH Grant Green, forcing Coulon from the game, and back-to-back doubles by Derek Perren and Hector Rabago to make it 3-0 Troy.

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????????????On the mound SC starter Tommy Milone (3-1) cruised through the Arizona order, allowing just two hits and striking out eight, to pick up his third win of the year in seven innings of work.

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?????????????Right-hander Brad Boxberger struck out the side in the eighth and Robert Stock worked a scoreless ninth to put the finishing touches on the first shut out of the Wildcats this year.

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????????????Arizona and Southern Cal will meet up for the rubber game of the conference series on Saturday at 12 p.m. Left-hander Eric Berger is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.

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