Mark Beck of Cal State Fullerton walked six batters in two-thirds of an inning, helping USC to six first-inning runs as the Trojans easily beat the Titans, 7-3, at Dedeaux Field Wednesday.
Beck, a preseason All-American who has been troubled by back spasms, also allowed one hit. Four Fullerton pitchers combined to hold USC to one run--scored on a suicide squeeze in the fifth inning--over the next eight innings.
Beck (0-2), who entered the game with an earned-run average of 15 after a bad first outing in a loss to Chapman last week, now has pitched three innings and walked 11 and has an ERA of 30.0.
Randy Powers (2-0) was the winning pitcher for USC (4-0).
Fullerton (2-3) scored three runs in the fourth inning on a single by Mark Razook, a hit batter, a double by Keith Kaub and a single by Shane Flores.