The USC Trojans opened their 2012 college baseball season with an 8-2 home win over the Jacksonville Dolphins on Friday night at Dedeaux Field. Andrew Triggs pitched six strong innings for the win for the Trojans, allowing two runs while striking out six and walking two.
The Trojans' offense consisted of 11 singles, but they made them count thanks to six Jacksonville errors. Adam Landecker, who started at second place and also played third base in the game, had three singles and a walk and scored two runs for USC. Garrett Stubbs, Kevin Roundtree, and Kevin Swick all had two hits for the Trojans.
Steven Eagerton allowed four runs, two earned, in four innings for the loss for Jacksonville.
The Trojans got three innings of scoreless relief from Nigel Nootbaar and James Guillen, who combined for four strikeouts and two walks while allowing just one hit.
Ben Mount (1-2, 5.15 ERA in 2011) takes the hill for the Trojans on Saturday, facing Chris Anderson (4-2, 3.91) at 2 p.m. PST.