SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– Camera Clayton went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, Coby Morales and Jeter Ybarra each drove in 2 runs and No. 3 seed Washington beat USC 8-3 on Thursday night for its very first Pac-12 Competition triumph.
Washington (34-17) advances to the semifinals on Friday.
Johnny Olmstead singled in 2 runs in the 6th inning to pull USC within 3-2, however Clayton responded to with an RBI single in the bottom half. The Huskies likewise reacted to USC’s only run in the 8th with a four-run inning.
Will Simpson and Morales had back-to-back run-scoring hits, and AJ Guerrero and Johnny Tincher followed with sacrifice flies for a five-run lead.
Beginner Stu Flesland III made his seventh win of the season after permitting simply one hit over 5 2/3 innings for Washington. Case Matter got his 5th conserve.
Caden Aoki (4-3) permitted 6 hits and 3 made runs in a five-inning start for USC (34-23-1).