Oregon completes sweep of California

EUGENE — The Oregon baseball team moved into first place in the Pac-12 title race with a 7-1 victory over California on Sunday afternoon at PK Park.

The No. 10 Ducks (30-13, 14-7 Pac-12) completed the sweep of the Golden Bears (23-18, 7-11 Pac-12) and have totaled their most conference wins since the program was reinstated in 2009.

Oregon's offense was led by the duo of Kyle Garlick and Aaron Payne as the pair drove in three runs apiece. Garlick had a 3-for-3 day at the plate, recording his eighth game of the season with multiple RBIs, while Payne recorded his sixth double of the year batting 3-for-5.

Right-hander Jeff Gold (6-3) pitched a sold seven innings, scattering nine hits and allowing just one run while walking no one and striking out two.

USC 6, OREGON STATE 2 — At Los Angeles, Kavin Keyes and John Tommasini both had two hits but Oregon State lost its series finale. The Trojans won the last two games to claim it.

Keyes and Tommasini both reached via a pair of singles to lead Oregon State offensively. The Beavers (28-14, 9-9 Pac-12) tallied nine hits while USC (22-17, 7-10 Pac-12) managed 14 — just one going for extra bases, a double in the seventh.

Dan Child started and allowed 10 hits — all singles — in three innings of work before being relieved by Taylor Starr in the fourth. USC netted five runs on those 10 hits to saddle Child with the loss, dropping him to 4-3 on the year.

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