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Odom throws gem for Trojans

LOS ANGELES — In just his second start, former North Medford star Logan Odom pitched another gem for the University of Southern California on Sunday.

The senior threw a two-hitter as the Trojans upended No. 24 UCLA, 6-2, in the final game of a Pac-10 Conference series at Dedeaux Field.

Odom allowed just one run and three walks and fanned a season-high seven strikeouts.

Odom was backed by five RBIs from junior All-American first baseman Ricky Oropesa. Oropesa went 3-for-5 with a home run and tied his personal best by driving in five runs.

In the bottom of the third inning, Oropesa gave USC (9-15, 1-2 Pac-10) a 4-1 advantage when he belted a two-run homer to centerfield in the bottom of the third. In the seventh, Oropesa capped his day with a two-run, line-drive single over the glove of UCLA's Cody Regis at third base.

The Bruins (11-8, 2-1 Pac-10) scored a run in the ninth and loaded the bases against Trojan closer Chad Smith before Smith struck out Tyler Rahmatulla to preserve the win.

Oregon 6, Wichita State 1

At Eugene, in the first start of his collegiate career, Oregon freshman Ryon Healy helped lead Oregon past Wichita State.

While Healy wasn't credited with the victory, he pitched 52/3 quality innings, allowing just one run on five hits, two walks to go with five strikeouts.

In the bottom of the sixth, KC Serna sparked a five run frame by putting the Ducks (14-9) on the board with a two-run single.

Serna went 2-for-4 while teammates Aaron Jones and Kyle Garlick both went 2-for-5. Jones drove in two runs and Garlick added an RBI.

UC Santa Barbara 8, No. 23 Oregon State 3

At Corvallis, Oregon State stranded 14 on base and UC Santa Barbara took advantage by compiling 15 hits on the afternoon.

Despite the loss, the Beavers came away with a series victory over the Gauchos after winning, 6-3, Friday and 11-5 on Saturday.

Carter Bell put together his sixth multiple-hit game of the season by going 2-for-5 on the day for the Beavers (18-6). He finished the weekend with five hits in three games against the Gauchos.

The Beavers did little to capitalize on their nine hits. Danny Hayes and Andrew Susac each produced run-scoring singles in Oregon State's two-run eighth to pull the club to within four, 7-3.

James Nygren took the loss after going just 1/3 of an inning in a start. He allowed three hits and two runs.

Greg Davis started and picked up the win for UC Santa Barbara to improve to 3-0 this season. He scattered six hits and a run in 51/3 innings, walking two and striking out two.

Brandon Trinkwon was 4-for-5 for the Gauchos while Trevor Whyte added a 3-for-5 effort.

Oregon State starts Pac-10 play Friday night when the Beavers open a three-game series against Arizona in Tucson.