USC Counter-Punches Arkansas In FinaleColumns
LOS ANGELES — First a punch. Then a counter-punch. Then a counter-punch again. Then, a haymaker.
Then one team celebrating wildly as another looks on. Pandemonium. The kind that, as a neutral college baseball fan, you love to see once, twice, maybe three times a season. If you’re lucky.
In a back-and-forth, extra-inning knock-down, drag-out in South Central tonight, USC got the last celebration as C.J. Stubbs sliced a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give his Trojan teammates a wild finish and something worth remembering in a 1-and-2 weekend against the 16th-ranked Razorbacks of Arkansas.
Final score: USC 6, Arkansas 4.
A few travel plans went out the window today, so I felt compelled to subject myself to another frigid night at Dedeaux Field to see if Arkansas could finish off the sweep of USC. Well they couldn’t quite do that, even though for a short while there it looked like the Razorbacks were going to leave Tinseltown with a 3-and-0 mark.
But before we get to that, here are a few quick thoughts on our college baseball world from this second Saturday of the season.