Never in the storied rivalry of cross town rivals USC and UCLA have the two teams played a baseball game that lasted 14 innings. It happened on Sunday with the Bruins topping the Trojans 5-3 in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic.
Freshman UCLA starting pitcher Brian Gadsby had a rough start as he allowed the Trojans (6-5) to score three runs in the first two innings before settling down to throw three straight scoreless innings.
Brett Stephens had a big day at the plate for the Bruins notching four hits on the day with two runs batted in. Designated hitter Kort Peterson added three hits for UCLA (6-5).
USC jumped out to a 3-0 lead and had plenty of chances to get a clutch hit and win the game, but it never happened. The Trojans left 13 runners on base in the game.
David Oppenheim went 3-4 with a walk for the Trojans. Joe Navilhon, Jeff Paschke, and Brooks Kriske all pitched well for USC (6-5).
The schedule for the Trojans does not get any easier as they head to Texas to face 11th ranked TCU. UCLA takes on CSUN on Tuesday in Northridge.