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Titans Outduel Trojans

After upsetting No. 8 Cal State Fullerton in the first game of the series, USC baseball fell in the final two this weekend.

On Thursday, the Trojans and Titans went back and forth before USC utilized a six-run fifth inning to take a commanding lead. The Trojans turned their 17 hits into a 13-9 home victory.

USC headed to Fullerton for the final two games of the series. The Trojans outhit the Titans again in Game 2, but couldn't capitalize, falling 13-5. Game 3 featured a pitching battle in which Cal State Fullerton had a slight edge, taking the final game by a 2-1 margin.

The Trojans are now 17-16 on the season heading into tonight's makeup game at UC Irvine. The game was originally scheduled for March 21, but was rained out.

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Tom Terrific

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Tomorrow evening, USC baseball kicks off a three-game series against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton.

The Trojans are 12-7 at home this season heading into the Thursday night matchup, which will mark a Throwback Thursday event. The first 500 fans to arrive at Dedeaux Field for the game will receive a free snapback hat with USC alum Tom Seaver's name and number emblazoned on the side.

Seaver lettered at USC in 1965 before enjoying a 20-year career in the major leagues, during which he earned three Cy Young Awards, a Rookie of the Year Award and a World Series ring. Seaver was inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Click here to purchase tickets to USC's Thursday night game!

Cover The Bases

USC baseball won its first game, but dropped the series against No. 21 Stanford last week.

USC's two home runs proved to be the difference in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Cardinal. The next night, the teams headed to extra innings knotted at 3. In the top of the 10th, Stanford's bats lit up, and they charged ahead to an 8-3 win. Despite outhitting the Cardinal on Saturday, the Trojans dropped the rubber match, 6-3.

USC is now 16-14 (5-7 Pac-12) on the season heading into this week's series at Cal State Fullerton.

Check out team photographer John McGillen's photos of Game 3 in the series:

Throwback Thursday

USC baseball aims to snap a four-game skid with a series against Stanford this week.

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Freshman Chris Clarke gets the start on the mound this evening to kick off the series. Two sophomores will get the start on Friday and Saturday, in CJ Stubbs and Marrick Crouse, respectively.

While the Trojans are looking for consistency in their pitching game, their defense has kept them afloat. USC boasts the seventh-best fielding percentage in the nation at .983.

While USC is 15-12 on the season and right in the middle of the pack in the conference standings, Stanford is 15-9, ranking third-to-last.

Tonight's 6 p.m. matchup will feature a Throwback Thursday deal, where fans can receive a Barry Zito snapback hat.

Tomorrow is Free Dog Friday, where the first 200 students in attendance receive three free hot dogs.

On Saturday, USC hosts the annual Kids Take Over The Ballpark event.

Click here to see all of USC's baseball promos this year!

Kids Take Over The Ballpark

USC baseball takes on Pac-12 foe Stanford this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Saturday's matchup marks USC's "Kids Take Over The Ballpark" event, where a $20 package includes tickets, prizes and opportunities for children to perform gameday activities. See below for more information and click here for tickets!

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McGillen Gallery: USC Baseball vs. SDSU

Last night, USC baseball topped San Diego State, 2-0, for the team's third shutout of the season.

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Junior Mason Perryman got the start and went five innings before relievers Connor Lunn and Bryce Dyrda came in to cement the shutout. Perryman improved to 2-0 on the season with the win.

On offense, two familiar faces led the way. Sophomore Lars Nootbaar went 3-for-4 on the night, while senior Corey Dempster knocked in a 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth.

The Trojans are now 15-8 on the season heading into this weekend's series at Arizona.

USC photographer John McGillen captured all the best moments from the Trojans' Tuesday night win at Dedeaux Field.

McGillen Gallery: USC Baseball vs. ASU

USC baseball earned a 2-1 series win over Arizona State this weekend, helping the Trojans move into a second-place tie early in the Pac-12 standings.

The Trojans opened up the series with an extra-inning 5-4 victory over the Sun Devils. Sophomore Lars Nootbaar and senior Corey Dempster both drove in RBIs on what would be a solid weekend for both.

After the 11-inning slugfest, the Trojans showed their fatigue in a 7-0 Saturday loss.

But they got back on track on Sunday, taking the rubber match by a 7-4 margin. Nootbaar and Dempster drove in 3 combined RBI, and Dempster extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

The Trojans are now 14-8 on the season with a 4-2 mark in Pac-12 play. They host San Diego State in a nonconference match tomorrow at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets!

Check out all of John McGillen's photos from Sunday's win over the Sun Devils:

Pac-12 Power

USC baseball opened up Pac-12 play this weekend by hosting Washington State and winning the series, 2-1.

The Trojans started off with a bang, taking the series opener, 12-3, behind a stellar outing from freshman Chris Clarke (7 IP, 7 K, 8 H, 3 R (2 earned)) and an impressive offensive output. On his 22nd birthday, senior Corey Dempster led the Trojans with 3 RBI on 2 hits.

On Saturday, USC downed WSU once again to take the series. Dempster drove in 2 runs on the day, as did sophomore Brandon Perez and freshman Blake Sabol, to help the Trojans rack up a 4-2 win.

After two straight games with 11+ hits, USC struggled in the last game of the series against the Cougars, only connecting 6 times. The Trojans put a game-tying run on the plate in the ninth, but couldn't come through, falling 4-1.

The Trojans now stand at 12-7 on the season (2-1 in Pac-12 play) heading into today's game at UC Irvine at 6:30 p.m.

Catch the latest episode of The Road, featuring head coach Dan Hubbs, Dempster, Clarke and pitcher Brad Wegman:

2 Out Of 3 Ain't Bad

USC baseball took the series against Holy Cross this weekend to improve to 10-5 on the season.

The Trojans opened the series with a 6-3 comeback win on Friday, thanks in part to a 3-for-3 performance from Brandon Perez. On Saturday, however, USC wasn't able to dig itself out of an early deficit to the Crusaders. Down six runs, the Trojans mustered a solid effort inch closer, but fell by a score of 6-4. Perez added two more hits on the day.

The Trojans never trailed in the ribber match, utilizing a strong outing from starter Marrick Crouse to earn a 5-2 win and take the series, 2-1.

Holy Ground

baseball.jpegThree days after posting its second shutout of of the season, USC baseball returns home for a series against Holy Cross.

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Tuesday's 1-0 win at San Diego State helped the Trojans improve to 8-4 on the season, while Holy Cross sits at 1-8. The three games will give three Trojan pitchers the opportunity to improve upon their records so far this season.

Freshman Chris Clarke (1-0, 3.09 ERA), who tossed 5.2 scoreless innings in USC's comeback win over UCLA, will get the start tomorrow. Junior Brad Wegman, who sports a 1-1 record on the season (5.06 ERA) will start Saturday, and sophomore Marrick Crouse (1-1, 14.66 ERA) will kick things off on Sunday.

While USC's pitching has improved as the season's gone on, its offensive output has been consistently impressive. Leading the charge is sophomore Lars Nootbaar, who leads the conference in RBI (15) and is tied for the lead in HR (4).

Nootbaar and the Trojans play Holy Cross Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All games will be streamed on Pac-12.com!

Down Go The Bruins At Dodger Stadium

Written by Max Holm, USC blog contributor

USC baseball traveled up to Dodger Stadium on Sunday to face UCLA in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic. Despite falling in an early hole, the Trojans turned around their fortunes and defeat the Bruins in 10 innings.

Click here for the full recap.

The Trojans trailed 3-0 in Sunday's contest, but came to life in the 6th inning. Lars Nootbaar got the team on the board with a two-run triple to make it a one-run game. Later in the inning, Matthew Acosta came up to bat with two outs and delivered a clutch game-tying single.

Extra innings ensued thanks to lights out pitching from the Trojans' bullpen. Freshman relief pitcher Chris Clarke got the Trojans out of a jam in the fourth inning and went on to throw 5.2 scoreless innings. Clarke allowed just one hit, struck out a career-high five batters and won his first career collegiate game. After Clarke's stellar outing the game went to extra innings.

From there, Nootbaar rose to the occasion again, this time with two outs. The sophomore from El Segundo knocked in John Thomas with a huge single for the game-winning run.

In the bottom of the 10th, sophomore Solomon Bates came in and shut down the Bruins with a 1-2-3 inning. Bates secured the first save of his college career and the Trojans improved to 7-4 on the year.

Click here for the highlights of the Trojans' win over the Bruins.

Next up for the Trojans is a visit to San Diego State on Tuesday, March 7th at 6 p.m. PT.

It's Time for Trojan Baseball

Tomorrow, the USC baseball team kicks off competition in the Dodgertown College Baseball Classic.

The Trojans will play back-to-back-to-back games from Friday to Sunday against USD, Michigan and UCLA, with the final game taking place at Dodger Stadium.

Last year in the finale of the Dodgertown Classic, USC and UCLA battled for 14 innings before the Bruins edged out USC by a 5-3 margin.

The Trojans, who are 6-2 on the season after splitting a road trip to the Tar Heel State, will be hungry for a win over the Bruins on Sunday. Before that, they take on 4-2 USD and 7-2 Michigan at Dedeaux Field.

So far this season, sophomore Lars Nootbaar leads the undefeated-at-home Trojans with a .462 BA and 4 HR.

Nootbaar and the Trojans kick off the event tomorrow at 6 p.m. vs. USD. Exactly 24 hours later, USC takes on Michigan. USC vs. UCLA at Dodger Stadium begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Shutout Success

USC baseball rounded out a trip to the Tar Heel State with a 2-0 win over Duke yesterday to improve to 6-2 on the season.

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After dropping the series (2-1) to Wake Forest, the Trojans got back on track against the Blue Devils. USC's pitching was outstanding, as junior Mason Perryman threw six shutout innings, allowing just four hits and a walk, and earning his first win of the season. With Solomon Bates and Austin Manning behind him, the Trojans pitched their first shutout since a May 10, 2015 game against Stanford.

The win led USC to a split on its East Coast road trip. The Trojans now aim to improve upon their perfect home record when they host USD and Michigan in the first two games of the Dodgertown College Baseball Classic.

After those two matchups, USC battles UCLA at Dodger Stadium. Click here to purchase tickets for the game on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m.

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Packing Perfection

USC baseball is off to a 4-0 start after sweeping Coppin State and then pulling off a thrilling comeback to top Long Beach State in extra innings. Now, the Trojans will test their mettle on the road at Wake Forest and Duke, playing three against the Deacons (February 24-26) before one versus the Blue Devils (February 27).

USC's bats warmed up quickly this season, scoring 37 runs over the first three games, but the Trojans needed clutch pitching to stay in the Tuesday game against Long Beach State before Lars Nootbaar was able to deliver the game-tying home run in the eighth inning. The sophomore slugger is expected to anchor the middle of the lineup, and he's setting a blistering pace through the opening week. In only 12 official at-bats, he has 8 hits (2 homers), 5 walks and 10 RBI.

Click here to watch highlights of the comeback over LBSU.

In episode two of The Road, head coach Dan Hubbs and the Trojans look back at the opening weekend sweep and ahead to the southern swing through North Carolina.


Season-Opening Sweep

USC baseball kicked off its 2017 season with a three-game sweep of Coppin State this weekend.

Mitch Hart got the start at pitcher on Opening Day and helped the Trojans dial up a dominant 22-2 win. USC lunged ahead early, with 12 runs in the second inning -- the first time scoring more than 10 in an inning since 2009.

In the second game of a double header, the Trojans topped the Eagles again, 6-2.

Sunday marked the third game of the series, during which the Trojans had to come from behind to pull off the victory. Coppin State got out to a 3-0 lead before USC broke out in the sixth inning to take the lead. The Trojans went on to earn a 9-4 win. Starter Marrick Crouse enjoyed his longest career outing with a six-inning performance.

The Trojans get right back to work with a Two Dollar Tuesday matchup against Long Beach State tonight. Fans can purchase tickets for $2 at Dedeaux Field starting at 4 p.m. this afternoon, and $2 food items will be sold throughout the game. First pitch is at 6 p.m.

Check out team photographer John McGillen's photos of the Opening Day action!

Playing Hardball

USC baseball begins its 2017 season this weekend, and the Trojans are ready to return to their roots of fundamental hardball under fifth-year head coach Dan Hubbs.

In the offseason, USC lost a program-record 12 players to the MLB Draft, leaving the roster short on star power, so Hubbs is pushing his young team to employ the game plan that got the Trojans back on the map in the first place. During the buildup to this season, the team has focused on being defensively sound, executing pitch location, and being aggressive and efficient on the base paths.

Click here for the season outlook.

USC will begin the season with four consecutive home games, hosting Coppin State on Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) before a Tuesday matchup with Long Beach State (6 p.m.) at Dedeaux Field. Junior right-hander Mitch Hart will get the ball as the Trojans' opening night starter. Please follow @USC_Baseball on Twitter for updates on weather-related schedule changes.

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Here is the first episode of "The Road" which previews the upcoming season:


Take Me Out

Trojan baseball is just around the corner, and there are a number of exciting promotions going on at Dedeaux Field.

Whether you make it out to the home opener, a $2 Tuesday or a bobblehead giveaway night, there are prizes and deals for people of all ages.

Click here to check out all the promos and to purchase tickets!

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Crosstown Clash at Chavez Ravine

With the USC baseball season just around the corner, it's time to mark your calendars for the next chapter in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic.

On Sunday, March 5, USC takes on crosstown rival UCLA in a 3 p.m. tilt at the legendary Dodger Stadium.

Last year saw the Trojans and Bruins battle it out for 14 innings, before UCLA eked out a 5-3 victory. This March, the Trojans hope to flip the script.

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the phone numbers below!

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To get into the Halloween spirit and give back to the community, members of the USC baseball team attended Mayor Eric Garcetti's Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday.

Junior pitcher Mason Perryman, sophomore catcher/pitcher C.J. Stubbs and redshirt sophomore outfielder Roosevelt Bates represented the Trojans at the event, where they gave out posters and interacted with local children.

The Trojans were joined by other prominent Angelenos, including the recently crowned WNBA Champion L.A. Sparks. Members of USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry also attended the event and handed out toothbrushes to the candy-crazed children.

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#USCtotheMLB 2016 Recap

The MLB's regular season is over, and several USC products enjoyed a solid year in 2016.

Ian Kennedy, SP, Royals

In the first season of his 5-year, $70 million deal with the Kansas City Royals, pitcher Ian Kennedy (pictured) had the second-most wins (11) and the second-most strikeouts (184) for the defending World Series champs. He finished the season with an 11-11 record and a 3.68 ERA in 33 games.

Here is how all the Trojans in the MLB fared in 2016:

Lucas Duda, 1B, Mets - .229 BA, 7 HR, 23 RBI in 47 games (back injury sidelined him for the majority of the season, but he's been impressive since returning)

Tommy Milone, P, Twins - 3-5 with a 5.71 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 19 games

Brad Boxberger, P, Rays - 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA in 27 games

Nick Buss, LF, Angels - .198 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI in 36 games in his first MLB action

Grant Green, 2B, Giants - .261 BA, 1 HR, 7 RBI in 18 games

Andrew Triggs, P, A's - 1-1 with a 4.31 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 24 games

Danny Couloumbe, P, A's- 3-1 with a 4.53 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 35 games

J.P. Howell, P, Dodgers - 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 64 games

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