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1 12-Time National Champions Schedule/Results Overall: 0-3 Pac-10: 0-0 Home: 0-1 Road: 0-2 Neutral: 0-0 Date Opponent Time/Res. 2/3 at #22/20 Long Beach State L 2-4 2/4 #22/20 Long Beach State L 6-9 2/5 at #22/20 Long Beach State L 6-8 2/7 at UC Riverside 5 p.m. 2/10 Florida International 6 p.m. 2/11 Florida International p.m. 2/12 Florida International p.m. 2/14 at UC Santa Barbara 2 p.m. 2/17-2/ Public Storage Classic 2/17 San Diego vs. Vanderbilt 2 p.m. USC vs. Kansas 6 p.m. 2/18 San Diego vs. Kansas 1 p.m. USC vs. Vanderbilt 5 p.m. 2/19 Kansas vs. Vanderbilt Noon USC vs. San Diego 4 p.m. 2/21 San Diego State 6 p.m. 2/22 Waseda Univ. (Japan) - Exh. 6 p.m. 2/24 at Hawai i 7 p.m. 2/25 at Hawai i 1 p.m. 2/26 at Hawai i 1 p.m. 2/28 at San Diego State 6 p.m. 3/2 Georgia 6 p.m. 3/3 Georgia 6 p.m. 3/4 Georgia p.m. 3/7 UC Irvine 6 p.m. 3/10 Stanford 6 p.m. 3/11 Stanford p.m. 3/12 Stanford p.m. 3/17 Oregon State * 6 p.m. 3/18 Oregon State * p.m. 3/19 Oregon State * Noon 3/21 at Loyola Marymount 2 p.m. 3/28 Pepperdine 6 p.m. 3/31 at Stanford * 6 p.m. 4/1 at Stanford * 1 p.m. 4/2 at Stanford * 1 p.m. 4/4 UC Santa Barbara 6 p.m. 4/7 California * 6 p.m. 4/8 California * p.m. 4/9 California * p.m. 4/11 UC Riverside 5 p.m. 4/13 at Arizona State * 7 p.m. 4/14 at Arizona State * 7 p.m. 4/15 at Arizona State * 1 p.m. 4/18 at UC Irvine 6 p.m. 4/21 Washington * 6 p.m. 4/22 Washington * p.m. 4/23 Washington * p.m. 4/25 Loyola Marymount 6 p.m. 4/28 at Washington State * 6 p.m. 4/29 at Washington State * 1 p.m. 4/30 at Washington State * Noon 5/10 at Cal State Fullerton 6 p.m. 5/12 at UCLA * 6 p.m. 5/13 at UCLA * (FSN) 4:30 p.m. 5/14 at UCLA * (FSN) 4:30 p.m. 5/16 at Pepperdine 3 p.m. 5/19 at Wichita State 7 p.m. 5/20 at Wichita State 2 p.m. 5/21 at Wichita State 1 p.m. 5/23 Cal State Fullerton 6 p.m. 5/26 Arizona * 6 p.m. 5/27 Arizona * p.m. 5/28 Arizona * p.m. 6/2-6 NCAA Regionals TBA 6/9-12 NCAA Super Regionals TBA 6/16-25/26 College World Series TBA All times local * Pac-10 game FSN - Fox Sports Net (Baseball America/ESPN-USA Today Baseball Weekly) rankings at time of game UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BASEBALL DEDEAUX FIELD LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TELEPHONE: (213) FAX: (213) BASEBALL SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: JASON POMMIER TELEPHONE: (213) FAX: (213) For Release: Feb. 7, 2006 USC Baseball Travels to UC Riverside Before Hosting Florida International This Weekend Upcoming Games Schedule Tuesday, February 7 at UC Riverside - Riverside Sports Complex - 5:00 p.m. RHP Shawn Olsen vs. TBA Friday, February 10 vs. Florida International - Dedeaux Field - 6:00 p.m. RHP Ian Kennedy (0-1, 4.50) vs. LHP Walker Whitley (1-1, 6.30) Saturday, February 11 vs. Florida International - Dedeaux Field - 1:00 p.m. RHP Ryan Cook (0-0, 4.76) vs. LHP Chris Siebenaler (1-1, 3.29) Sunday, February 12 vs. Florida International - Dedeaux Field - 1:00 p.m. LHP Tommy Milone (0-0, 0.00) vs. TBA All games broadcast on LOS ANGELES The USC baseball team (0-3) travels to UC Riverside (3-0) on Tuesday (Feb. 7) for a 5 p.m. game before hosting Florida International (2-2) in a three-game series, beginning on Friday (Feb. 10) at 6 p.m. The series continues with 1 p.m. starts on Saturday (Feb. 11) and Sunday (Feb. 12). All four games will be broadcast live, along with video webcasts for the home games, on usctrojans. com. UC RIVERSIDE NOTES UC Riverside is 3-0 on the season after a home series sweep last weekend against San Francisco. Head coach Doug Smith is in his second season at UC Riverside. The Highlanders return 22 letterwinners from last year s team. Last weekend, the team outscored USF by a 24-7 margin. USC leads the all-time series with UC Riverside by a 14-5 margin with both teams splitting the two-game series last year. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL NOTES Florida International is 2-2 on the season after a doubleheader sweep on Sunday over Central Florida (4-3 and 13-3). Head coach Danny Price is 1, in his 27th season at Florida International. The Golden Panthers return 14 letterwinners from last year s squad that went USC is 2-0 all-time against Florida International with both wins coming at the 2001 NCAA Super Regional at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans swept the Golden Panthers to advance to the College World Series. PAC-10 PRESEASON POLL In a preseason poll of the Pac-10 coaches, USC was picked to finish second in the conference. Oregon State (seven first-place votes) was picked to win the conference followed by USC (one first-place vote), Stanford (one vote) and Arizona State in a tie for third, Arizona and California in a tie for fifth, Washington, UCLA and Washington State. USC Probable Starters Pos Name (2006 Stats)...Notes C Johnny Bowden ( )...Oregon native fills only lineup spot not covered by 2005 returner 1B Lucas Duda ( )...Showed potential power with first homer of the season on Sat. 2B Blake Sharpe ( )...Led the team last year with 11 stolen bases SS Hector Estrella ( )...Starts the season as the team s shortstop after playing at 2B in 05 3B Matt Cusick ( )...Makes the switch to third base for his sophomore season LF Cyle Hankerd ( )...Named New England Collegiate Baseball League MVP in the summer CF Darin Vieira ( )...Senior co-captain plays way into lineup with his defense RF Roberto Lopez ( )...Missed most of the 2005 season with a lower back injury DH Baron Frost ( )...One of three seniors in the starting lineup Other Shawn Olsen ( )...Two-way player is also a member of the pitching staff RHP RHP LHP Ian Kennedy (0-1, 4.50) All-American begins season as one of the nation s top hurlers Ryan Cook (0-0, 4.76)...Strong debut at Long Beach State, allowing one run in first five inn. Tommy Milone (0-0, 0.00)...Threw four scoreless innings in relief during his collegiate debut Sat USC Baseball

2 National Polls (Feb. 6) Baseball America 1. Clemson 2. Florida 3. Georgia Tech 4. North Carolina 5. Rice 6. Oregon State 7. Texas 8. Tennessee 9. Cal State Fullerton 10. Missouri 11. Pepperdine 12. Tulane 13. Mississippi State 14. South Carolina 15. Florida State 16. Arizona State 17. Long Beach State 18. San Diego 19. Stanford 20. Arkansas 21. TCU 22. LSU 23. Mississippi 24. North Carolina State 25. Cal Poly Dedeaux Field ESPN/USA Today Sports Weekly 1. Texas (Preseason) 2. Florida 3. Clemson 4. Rice 5. Cal State Fullerton 6. Oregon State 7. Georgia Tech 8. North Carolina 9. Florida State 10. Nebraska 11. Arizona State 12. Tennessee 13. Missouri 14. Pepperdine 15. Tulane 16. Miami 17. South Carolina 18. USC 19. LSU 20. Long Beach State 21. Mississippi State 22. Mississippi 23. Arkansas 24. TCU 25. Baylor You knew there had to be something special about Dedeaux Field from the day it first opened its gates on March 30, Righthander Russ McQueen threw a no-hitter that afternoon in the first game ever played at Dedeaux Field as USC swept a doubleheader from California. The Trojans went on to win the national championship that year and Dedeaux Field has been their home ever since. The 2006 season will mark the 32nd season of play at Dedeaux Field. One of the country s finest collegiate baseball structures, Dedeaux Field has continually been improved over recent years with the grandest project taking place before the 2002 season. A $4 million project signified the largest improvement made to the facility as a new clubhouse and players lounge were added on the first base side. Expanded offices for the coaching staff and new Hall of Fame were also part of the project, along with a new restroom pavilion. A new bleacher section was added on the first base side, pushing capacity to 2,500 at Dedeaux Field. With dimensions of 335 feet down the right and left field lines, 365 in the right field power alleys and 375 to the left field power alleys, and 395 to straightaway center, Dedeaux Field is a natural grass field and seats more than 1,800. The outfield fences stand 10 feet high. The lighting is comparable to most professional baseball fields (with footcandle power of 82 in the infield and 71 in the outfield). Dedeaux Field has also been used extensively by the entertainment industry. It has been the site of MTV s Rock-and-Jock softball game and was used in the production and filming of several motion pictures, including Mr. Baseball, The Big Leaguer, A League of Their Own and For Love of the Game USC at Dedeaux Field - Year-by-Year All-Time (.688) TROJANS ON THE NET All USC baseball games this season will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com with live video webcasts for home games at Dedeaux Field. A rotation of USC students will handle the majority of the broadcasts while baseball sports information director Jason Pommier will handle selected road games. IN ROD WE TRUST On January 5, 2006, the USC baseball program, as well as college and amateur baseball, suffered a great loss with the passing of Rod Dedeaux at the age of 91. Dedeaux was the main architect of the USC program, guiding the Trojans to 11 national championships and 28 conference titles. He posted an overall record of 1, (.699) and, at his retirement, had won more games than any other baseball coach. His teams from won five straight NCAA championships, a record that may never be broken as no other school has won more than two titles in a row. During his career, Dedeaux developed 59 major league players, including Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver, Fred Lynn, Dave Kingman, Roy Smalley, Rich Dauer and Steve Kemp. Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball bestowed Coach of the Century honors to Dedeaux in 1999 as a testament to his coaching career. He also was a driving force behind the USA-Japan Collegiate World Series in 1972 and was instrumental in bringing baseball to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles as a demonstration sport. During the 1930s, he started Dart Transportation, Inc., and built the company into a multi million-dollar trucking firm that specializes in worldwide distribution today. The legacy of Rod Dedeaux will always live on at the University of Southern California. SALUTE TO TIGER Thanks to the efforts of current Loyola Marymount head coach Frank Cruz, who was a former USC assistant coach and U.S. National Team coach, many schools will be honoring Rod Dedeaux with a banner featuring the No. 1 (Dedeaux s uniform number at USC) for the 2006 season. The USC baseball team will wear a commemorative patch in honor of Dedeaux on their uniform sleeves for the entire 2006 season. TROJANS IN THE MAJORS During the history of the USC baseball program, a total of 92 former players have made it to the majors. The 2005 season proved to be a tremendous year for USC as 18 former Trojans played at least one game in the major leagues (Aaron Boone, Bret Boone, Jeff Cirillo, Brian Cooper, Morgan Ensberg, Seth Etherton, Randy Flores, Ron Flores, Geoff Jenkins, Randy Johnson, Jacque Jones, Jason Lane, Justin Lehr, Chad Moeller, Eric Munson, Mark Prior, Anthony Reyes and Barry Zito). TOP 10 REASONS TO DRAFT A TROJAN In the 2005 MLB draft, former USC catcher Jeff Clement became the fifth Trojan since 1995 to be selected in the top ten overall spots after the Seattle Mariners picked him third. The other four players are: Geoff Jenkins (Milwaukee - 9th overall in 1995), Eric Munson (Detroit - 3rd overall in 1999), Barry Zito (Oakland - 9th overall in 1999) and Mark Prior (Chicago Cubs - 2nd overall in 2001). COACH S CORNER Mike Gillespie, in his 20th season as the Trojans head coach, holds a (.626) career record. During his career at Troy, he led USC to the 1998 national championship, five conference titles (1991, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002), 15 trips to the NCAA Regionals in 19 years (reaching the regional finals 13 times), and trips to the 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2001 College World Series (Troy finished as the nation s runner-up in 1995). He was named the 1998 National Coach of the Year, the Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times ( ) and the West Region Coach of the Year twice ( ). The starting leftfielder on USC s 1961 NCAA-winning team, he is one of just two men who have both coached and played on championship teams. Gillespie also was named by the United States Olympic Committee as the baseball coach of the year after serving as the head coach for the 2000 U.S. National Team, which posted a record and the best winning percentage in club history (until it was surpassed by the 2003 squad). During his tenure at USC, Gillespie has coached 24 players who have played in the major leagues, including Aaron Boone, Bret Boone, Geoff Jenkins, Jacque Jones, Mark Prior and Barry Zito. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED GLOVE With the return of seven position players from last year s squad, things bode well for the 2006 Trojans in terms of fielding. Last year s team finished with a.971 percentage on the season, which was the second-highest in Mike Gillespie s 19-year tenure. The 2001 team produced a.973 fielding percentage and the school s last trip to the College World Series USC Baseball 2

3 The Mike Gillespie File Mike Gillespie, one of the nation s top baseball coaches, is in very select company. By leading USC to the 1998 College World Series championship, he became one of only two people to both play for and coach an NCAA championship baseball team. The head coach at Troy was also the leftfielder on USC s NCAA title-winning team in Gillespie is in his 20th season at the helm of the Trojans program. When Gillespie took over at USC in 1987, he inherited a Trojan baseball program that had made just one postseason appearance in eight years. Since then, he has led USC to playoff spots in 15 of his 19 seasons, including the Trojans record-setting 12th national title in USC has also made four College World Series appearances, beginning in 1995 when the team made its first trip to Omaha in 17 years. His teams have won five Pacific-10 titles (winning Southern Division titles in 1991 Troy s first league crown since 1978 and back-to-back crowns in 1995 and 1996 and 2001 and 2002). Gillespie was named the 1998 National Coach of the Year (by both Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association), the Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times ( ) and the West Region Coach of the Year twice (1996 and 1998) by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Gillespie s Coaching Benchmarks 1998 National Champions 5 Pacific-10 Titles 15 NCAA Regional Appearances 4 College World Series Appearances 1995 College World Series finalist 1998 National Coach of the Year 2000 USA National Team Head Coach 4-Time Pacific-10 Coach of the Year 2-Time West Region Coach of the Year 44 All-American Selections 16 Freshman All-American Selections 30 All-Region Selections 10 Pacific-10 Players/Pitchers of the Year 67 All-Pacific-10 First Team Selections 3 All-Academic Honorees 11 Major League All-Stars 24 Major Leaguers 94 Players Drafted Professionally (7 first-rounders and 3 second-rounders) Gillespie s Victory Milestones No. 100 vs. Stanford (10-4) April 16, 1989 No. 200 vs. Portland (3-0) Feb. 21, 1992 No. 300 vs. Washington St. (8-0) Feb. 2, 1995 No. 400 vs. UC Santa Barbara (11-8) Feb. 11, 1997 No. 500 vs. San Diego State (13-0) March 30, 1999 No. 600 vs. Long Beach St. (10-2) May 15, 2001 No. 700 vs. Long Beach St. (7-5) Feb. 13, 2005 Gillespie s Record at USC OVERALL PAC-10 YEAR W L T PCT. W L PCT. FINISH T-5th th rd rd st th th rd st st rd nd nd th st st T-5th T-6th T-3rd TOTALS ON THE SHELF Two pitchers, sophomore Anthony Encinas (Norwalk/ Santa Fe HS) and freshman Nate Klein (Goleta/Dos Pueblos HS), are out for the 2006 season after both players underwent Tommy John surgery on their right elbows. Encinas went 7-4 last season for the Trojans with a 4.68 ERA (50 IP, 46 H, 26 ER, 22 BB, 43 SO,.241 opponents batting average). The pitching staff suffered another blow in the season opener on Feb. 3 at Long Beach State when Josh Fogel left the game after two pitches due to an undetermined right elbow injury. BE LIKE IKE Junior right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy (Huntington Beach/La Quinta HS), nicknamed Ike, has been the Trojans No. 1 starter for two seasons and begins the 2006 campaign as one of the nation s top pitchers. As a returning All-American, Kennedy should be a lock as a firstround selection in the 2006 draft. He has a career 19-6 record with a 2.75 ERA and 285 strikeouts. In the 2006 season opener at No. 22/20 Long Beach State, he was the hard-luck loser after the 49ers scored three runs thanks to two fly balls that were lost in a heavy fog at Blair Field. He went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. THEY LIKE IKE Kennedy was a semifinalist for three major national awards last year: the 2005 Roger Clemens Award, the Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy and the Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year Award. This year, he is on the 2006 Roger Clemens Award Watch List. LEADER OF THE PAC Ian Kennedy earned 2005 Pac-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year honors, becoming the eighth Trojan to receive the honor since the award was created in He was the first USC pitcher to win it since Mark Prior in THE KING OF K S Ian Kennedy is putting himself in good company based on his strikeout numbers. Kennedy currently holds the school career record for strikeouts per nine innings (11.89), surpassing the top mark (11.52) held by Mark Prior ( ). USC Career Strikeouts Per Nine Innings 1 Ian Kennedy, Mark Prior, Rik Currier, Peter Kenney, Spiro Psaltis, Other Notables Seth Etherton, Tom Seaver, Randy Johnson, (Note: Career marks at USC are based on at least two seasons - Barry Zito played only one season, 1999). CLIMBING UP THE CHARTS Kennedy is also attacking the school s career strikeout list although he might have difficulty getting Rik Currier s school and Pac-10 Conference record of 449 K s. He is ninth with 285 career strikeouts, one behind Jim Barr ( ) for eighth place and three behind Walt Peterson ( ) for seventh place. USC Career Strikeouts 1 Rik Currier, ** 2 Seth Etherton, Brent Strom, Mark Prior, Randy Flores, Randy Powers, Walt Peterson, Jim Barr, Ian Kennedy, Bruce Gardner, ** Pac-10 record PLAYING FOR THE USA Ian Kennedy became the fifth Trojan to play in back-to-back seasons (2004 and 2005) for the U.S. National Team, joining Jacque Jones, Eric Munson, Anthony Reyes and Jeff Clement. Last summer, he went 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA (28 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 10 BB, 35 SO,.118 opponents batting average). He tossed seven no-hit innings against Chinese Taipei on July 15, 2005, in Taiwan, striking out nine and walking two in a 1-0 victory. KENNEDY (2005) In his 2005 sophomore season, Kennedy was a consensus All-American, earning Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America first team honors. He went 12-3 with a 2.54 ERA (117 IP, 85 H, 33 ER, 38 BB, 2006 USC Baseball 3

4 158 SO,.201 opponents batting average). His 158 strikeouts were the most in the nation and placed him fourth on USC s all-time single-season list while his strikeouts per nine innings ratio put him fifth on USC s list. In Pac- 10 games this season, he was 7-1 with a 2.12 ERA (59 1/3 IP, 42 H, 14 ER, 17 BB, 88 SO,.200 OBA) and was named Pac-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year. He lasted eight and 1/3 innings on June 4 in a 6-4 win against host Long Beach State at the NCAA First-Round Regional, scattering eight hits with four runs and six strikeouts. He struck out 14 in seven innings on May 13 against Washington State, allowing one run on four hits with two walks. On May 3, he earned his second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors of the season after striking out 14 batters in eight scoreless innings at No. 9/10 Arizona on April 29, allowing just three hits against a Wildcat team that was batting.328 prior to the game. In the 13-0 shutout, Kennedy and the Trojans gave Arizona starter John Meloan his first loss in 18 career starts. This season, Kennedy has defeated four front-line pitchers (all on the road): John Meloan (Arizona), Ricky Romero (Cal State Fullerton), Cesar Ramos (Long Beach State) and Tim Lincecum (Washington). Kennedy recorded two victories in two days on April 20 at No. 2 Cal State Fullerton and April 22 at Cal. In the resumption of a halted game from Feb. 20, Kennedy went eight against against the defending national champion Titans, allowing two runs on six hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts. He pitched seven innings on Feb. 20 and one inning on April 20 for the win. He improved to 7-1 on the season at Cal with seven innings as he allowed two earned runs with no walks and seven strikeouts. On April 9 against UCLA on a televised broadcast, Kennedy threw his first complete game with a three-hit shutout, walking two and striking out a career-high 15 batters in a 9-0 victory. He earned his first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for his efforts against UCLA. Kennedy struck out a then career-high 13 batters on April 1 at Washington in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six straight batters in a 2-1 win against the Huskies. He took the loss on March 4 against Texas A&M at the Maxwell Auto Group Round Rock Classic, but opened the game by striking out the first seven batters he faced and finishing with 10 strikeouts for the game. He struck out the side in the ninth inning in his first appearance on Feb. 8 against San Diego State and outdueled 2004 USA National Team cohort Cesar Ramos in a 4-3 win on Feb. 12 at No. 17 Long Beach State. Against the Dirtbags, Kennedy went six innings, allowing just four hits with one unearned run, two walks and six strikeouts. KENNEDY (2004) In 2004, Ian Kennedy was the first freshman to be the Trojans No. 1 pitcher since Randy Flores in He went 7-2 with a 2.91 ERA and one save (92 2/3 IP, 86 H, 30 ER, 31 BB, 120 SO,.244 opponents batting average). Kennedy was a selection on the 2004 Baseball America Midseason Freshman All-America team. He pitched six innings, allowing two runs to earn the win at No. 1 Stanford on May 21 with the Trojans 9-3 victory. Kennedy snapped a personal two-game losing streak on April 16 at Washington State, allowing a run in seven innings of work on six hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. He struck out the side in the third and the seventh innings against the Cougars. In a televised game on March 27 against UCLA, Kennedy threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings, scattering seven hits and striking out eight with one walk in a 5-0 win against the Bruins. On March 12 at No. 22 Mississippi State, he earned the victory with 6 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on five hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. He struck out the side in the ninth on March 2 to earn his first collegiate save in a 2-0 win at UC Irvine. Kennedy struck out 10 batters in five innings on Feb. 27 to earn the win against No. 5 Georgia Tech, allowing two runs on five hits. On Feb. 20 against Louisville, Kennedy struck out 11 batters in seven shutout innings of work while giving up two hits and not allowing a walk. He was a member of the 2002 U.S. Junior National Team and started for the team at the 2002 IBAF World Junior Championships in the bronze medal game, but did not get a decision in a 12-3 win (7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 10 SO). THE DUDE Sophomore Lucas Duda (Riverside/Arlington HS) might be the source of power this season for the Trojans at first base. He is batting.455 (5-for-11) with a home run and three RBI. He clubbed his first homer of the season on Feb. 4 against Long Beach State. Last year, he played at first base and also was a designated hitter before suffering a left wrist injury on March 25 against Arizona State. Duda did not play again until April 26 against Loyola Marymount. He finished with a.208 (16-for-77) average with a home run and 11 RBI. He registered his first collegiate home run on March 19 against Stony Brook with a three-run homer. Duda was the 2004 CIF-SS Division I Player of the Year. He earned the save in Arlington s 4-3 win over Long Beach Wilson (against current USC teammates Spencer Pabst and Ryan Schlack) in the CIF Division I Championship game at Dodger Stadium. He earned All-CIF and All-Ivy League honors as a junior after batting.493 with nine home runs and 33 RBI. CUE BALL Last season, Matt Cusick (Mission Viejo/Santa Margarita HS) became the first freshman to be the Trojans leadoff hitter in a season opener since Wes Rachels did it in This season, he makes the switch to third base and is currently batting.385 (5-for-13). Cusick was third on the team last year with a.311 batting average (70-for-225), earning him All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition. He added four home runs and 35 RBI. Cusick was named most outstanding player at the NCAA First-Round Regional after batting.750 (9-for-12) with five runs, three doubles and four RBI. In fact, he was 9-for-10 in the first three games after a 4-4 performance on June 5 against Pepperdine. He had a season-long, 10-game hitting streak snapped on May 1 at Arizona and hit.439 during the streak. On Feb. 15 against San Diego, he delivered a cue shot in the bottom of the ninth with a walkoff, two-run homer with two outs in USC s 7-5 win. Cusick struck out only five times in 95 at-bats during his senior season at Santa Margarita High and batted.389 with three home runs and 21 RBI. He earned Orange County Register All-County first team honors as Santa Margarita went on to win the 2004 CIF Southern Section Division IV championship. STAR OF THE INFIELD Junior Hector Estrella (Rosemead/Northview HS) played the majority of his 2005 sophomore season at second base, but is starting at shortstop for the 2006 campaign. Estrella batted.271 (51-for- 188) last year with three home runs and 28 RBI, earning him All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition. He earned NCAA First-Round Regional All-Tournament honors after batting.222, but playing spectacular defense. On April 29 in a 13-0 shutout at No. 9/10 Arizona, he went 4-for-5 including a two-run triple. He had a career-high five RBI, along with a home run, on April 20 at No. 2 Cal State Fullerton with all five runs coming off Fullerton ace Ricky Romero. Estrella s two-run homer in the second inning held up in a 2-1 win on April 1 at Washington. Last summer, he batted.289 (43-for-149) with the Santa Barbara Foresters, along with 17 RBI and 19 stolen bases. He made 16 starts in 27 games and batted.216 (11-for-51) with six RBI and three stolen bases as a 2004 freshman. HAMMERIN HANK(ERD) Junior outfielder Cyle Hankerd (Covina/South Hills HS) is coming off a standout summer season after earning most valuable player honors in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Hankerd batted.383 (44-for-115) with nine home runs and 36 RBI for the league champion Newport Gulls. For the 2006 season, Hankerd is batting.400 (4- for-10) with a team-leading four RBI. Last season for the Trojans, he batted.298 (65-for-218) with a home run and 39 RBI. On April 12 against No. 2 Cal State Fullerton, he hit a bases-loaded double with two outs in the eighth for USC s 4-2 win. Hankerd earned most valuable player honors at the 2005 OCYSF-UC Irvine Tournament (March 18-20) after going 7-for-11 (.636) with two doubles and six RBI. On March 18 vs. Nevada, he went 3-for-4 with two RBI and 2-for-3 with three RBI on March 20 against UC Irvine. He hit a bases-loaded triple on Feb. 13 in a 2-for-4 performance against No. 17 Long Beach State and 3-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBI on March 1 against UC Riverside. Last season, he made 49 starts in 50 appearances as a freshman last year, finishing second on the team with a.333 (47-for-141) batting average with a home run and 29 RBI. He recorded seven RBI during the Arizona State series (April 2-4) and collected his first college home run on April 13 at Pepperdine. THE IRON CHEF Freshman Ryan Cook (Clovis/Clovis HS) showed in his collegiate debut that he might have the makings of a solid weekend starter. On Feb. 5 at No. 22/2 Long Beach State, Cook gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings. He only allowed one run through his first five innings of work. CAN HE PUNT? Freshman Tommy Milone (Saugus/Saugus HS) might be confused with punter Tom Malone from USC s 2003 and 2004 national championship football squads, but Milone might soon make a name of his own. Milone made his collegiate debut on Feb. 4 against No. 22/20 Long Beach State and threw four scoreless innings in relief, allowing only three hits USC Baseball 4

5 KOSS AND EFFECT Junior Paul Koss (Orange/Orange Lutheran HS) is the Trojans closer this season after a stellar sophomore season. He was 4-1 last season with a 2.81 ERA and 14 saves (51 1/3 IP, 39 H, 16 ER, 21 BB, 42 SO,.214 OBA). His 14 saves put him fifth on USC s all-time single season list. He retired the final 11 batters he faced in a dramatic 9-8 win in 10 innings on June 12 at No. 2 Oregon State in the NCAA Super Regional to earn his fourth victory of the season. During the NCAA First-Round Regional, he recorded three saves with 3 2/3 scoreless innings (four hits, no walks and three strikeouts). He recorded his tenth save on May 15 against Washington State with two no-hit innings. He threw a perfect inning on April 23 at Cal for his ninth save. On April 5 against Pepperdine, he allowed just one run in 2 2/3 innings for the save despite facing bases-loaded situations twice. He threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the save on March 24 against Arizona State. Koss retired four straight batters with two strikeouts to earn his third save of the year on March 12 against No. 19 Wichita State. He earned his first collegiate win on March 6 against No. 21 Nebraska, throwing a careerhigh 3 1/3 innings. Koss earned saves in back-to-back contests against No. 17 Long Beach State on Feb. 12 and 13. SHARPE AS A TACK Senior Blake Sharpe (Moorpark/L.A. Pierce College) is batting.417 (5-for-12) this season. He showed his versatility in 2005 after playing four positions for the Trojans (right field, first base, shortstop and second base). He finished the season with a.297 (74-for-249) average, along with 15 doubles, five home runs, 36 RBI and a team-leading 11 stolen bases. Sharpe earned 2005 All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition. During the Washington State series (May 13-15), Sharpe went 9-for-13 (.692) with a triple, home run and seven RBI to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors. As the leadoff hitter on May 14, he reached base safely in all six plate appearances, going 4-for-4 with a home run and career-high five RBI. He went 4-for-4 with a leadoff homer on April 10 in a 6-0 shutout against UCLA. On March 12 against No. 19 Wichita State, he recorded his first career five-hit game with a 5-for-5 effort and two doubles. He went 2- for-3 with two doubles and four RBI on March 1 against UC Riverside. Last season, Sharpe batted.316 (74-for-234) with two home runs and 28 RBI as a middle infielder. He batted.500 (9-for-18) in four games March 31-April 4, including a 4-for-5 performance on April 2 at No. 14 Arizona State. On Feb. 14 against No. 9 Long Beach State, he went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in a 6-4 win. PIANO MAN Sophomore Roberto Lopez (La Mesa/Rancho Bernardo HS) is batting.333 (3-for-9) this season. As a 2005 freshman last year, he batted.264 (28-for-106) with a home run and 21 RBI. Lopez hit his first collegiate home run with a three-run shot to break a 5-5 tie in the seventh on May 10 at San Diego State. While playing in center field in the Feb. 13 game against No. 17 Long Beach State, Lopez started a double play to end the eighth inning when he threw a one-hop bullet to the plate to prevent the game-tying run. Although he can not read music, Lopez is an accomplished piano player and can also speak Spanish. MEET YOU IN WILLIAMSPORT USC has two players who played in the Little League World Series. In the 1996 LLWS, Blake Sharpe played for the Moorpark, Calif, team. Infielder Matt Cusick played for the South Mission Viejo squad in the 1997 LLWS. CO-CAPTAINS Senior Darin Vieira and junior Ian Kennedy have been nominated as team co-captains for the 2006 season. OPERATION: OMAHA From 1948 to 1978, USC dominated the world of college baseball with 11 national championships in 17 appearances at the College World Series (the 1948 CWS was held in Kalamazoo, Mich., with the CWS moving to Omaha, Neb., in 1949). After the 1978 season, the Trojans went through a drought and did not return to Omaha until 1995, when Troy reached the national championship game. Since 1995, the Trojans have made four trips to Omaha ( ), winning their 12th CWS title in USC has the second-most wins (74) at the CWS and is second for most appearances (21) behind Texas (32). The Trojans also have the highest winning percentage for all teams (.740) that have played at least 20 games at the CWS. BASEBALL HALL OF FAME On Feb. 1, 2003, the USC Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public for the first time. The Hall of Fame was the final part of a $4 million Dedeaux Field renovation project that included a new locker room, seating pavilion on the first base side and stadium seating. All 12 national championship trophies are permanently displayed as well as the awards won by former Trojan and current Chicago Cub pitcher Mark Prior during his 2001 national player of the year season. The major league uniforms of former Trojans are also on display. IT S THE V ERA Senior outfielder Darin Vieira (San Jose/Bellarmine Prep) is batting.125 (1-for-8) with one RBI. Last season, he batted.241 (42-for-174) and posted career bests with five home runs and 32 RBI. Vieira had a career-high, four RBI performance on May 22 at No. 3/5 Oregon State, adding his fifth home run of the season on a two-run shot to right. He also led the Trojans with three RBI in a 9-3 win on May 18 at Notre Dame. He hit his fourth home run of the season on April 29 in a 13-0 shutout at No. 9/10 Arizona and snapped a 3-3 tie with a two-run shot in the sixth on April 22 at Cal for the Trojans 7-4 victory. He produced his first collegiate homer on April 8 against UCLA, adding three RBI on the day. THE RED BARON Senior Baron Frost (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) should see action as the designated hitter and the outfield. Last season, he batted.274 (54-for-197) with four home runs and 30 RBI. He hit his first home run of the season on May 1 against Arizona off closer Mark Melancon. On May 13 against Washington State, Frost hit a grand slam to go with a career-high five RBI evening in the 9-1 win. Frost batted.303 (64-for-211) in his 2004 sophomore season with four home runs and 32 RBI. He led the Trojans with 20 doubles. Frost went 8-for-15 in the Arizona State series (April 2-4, 2004) with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI and went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and six RBI in the April 3 game. Home Run Breakdown Multi-hit Games Multi-RBI Games Player Solo 2R 3R GS Total Last HR 2H 3H 4H 5H Total 2BI 3BI 4BI 5BI 6+BI Total Matt Cusick Lucas Duda 1 1 2/4 vs. Long Beach St Cyle Hankerd Shawn Olsen Blake Sharpe 2 2 Team Totals USC Baseball 5

6 2006 Miscellaneous Stats Starting Lineups by Batting Order Game Date Opponent Result Long Beach St. L 2-4 Cusick Sharpe Frost Hankerd Duda Estrella Vieira Lopez Bowden 2 2/4 Long Beach St. L 6-9 Cusick Sharpe Frost Hankerd Duda Estrella Vieira Lopez Bowden 3 Long Beach St. L 6-8 Cusick Sharpe Hankerd Duda Olsen Estrella Vieira Lopez Bowden Starting Lineups by Position Game Date Opponent Result 1B 2B SS 3B LF CF RF C DH 1 Long Beach St. L 2-4 Duda Sharpe Estrella Cusick Hankerd Vieira Lopez Bowden Frost 2 2/4 Long Beach St. L 6-9 Duda Sharpe Estrella Cusick Hankerd Vieira Lopez Bowden Frost 3 Long Beach St. L 6-8 Duda Sharpe Estrella Cusick Hankerd Vieira Lopez Bowden Olsen * - Pac-10 Conference game 2006 Game Recaps 1 Feb. 3 - #22/20 Long Beach State Long Beach, CA USC LBS x WP - Hughes (1-0) LP - Kennedy (0-1) Records: USC (0-1), LBS (1-0) A heavy fog at Blair Field helps the 49ers with three runs in the sixth as outfielder Roberto Lopez was unable to see the ball in two key plays. Kennedy takes the loss despite striking out seven in his season debut. 2 Feb. 4 - #22/20 Long Beach State Dedeaux Field LBS USC WP - Malott (1-0) LP - Koss (0-1) S - Andrade (1) Records: USC (0-2), LBS (2-0) Sean Boatright hits a two-run homer in the eighth to give Long Beach the go-ahead runs. Boatright hit the offering from USC closer Paul Koss off the top of the fence in center. Lucas Duda hits a two-run homer for the Trojans. 3 Feb. 5 - #22/20 Long Beach State Long Beach, CA USC LBS x WP - Liebel (1-0) LP - Koss (0-2) S - Andrade (2) Records: USC (0-3), LBS (3-0) Dirtbags earn the series sweep after they rally from a 5-0 deficit, once again tagging USC closer Paul Koss with the loss. Ryan Cook gives up three runs late, but still impressive in his collegiate debut for the Trojans USC Baseball 6

7 USC Baseball - By The Numbers 1 - Rod Dedeaux s jersey number, the only retired USC baseball jersey 2 - Number of current USC players who have participated in the Little League World Series (Blake Sharpe in 1996 and Matt Cusick in 1997) 2 - Ranking of USC in 2006 Pac-10 preseason coaches poll 3 - National Players of the Year (Mark McGwire in 1984, Seth Etherton in 1998 and Mark Prior in 2001) 5 - Consecutive national championships that USC won from Times since 1995 that a Trojan player has been selected in the top ten overall picks in the major league baseball draft (Geoff Jenkins, 9th in 1995; Eric Munson, 3rd in 1999; Barry Zito, 9th in 1999; Mark Prior, 2nd in 2001 and Jeff Clement, 3rd in 2005) 8 - Number of spots in USC s starting lineup of nine players held by returners from 2005 season 8 - Pac-10 Pitchers of the Year since 1991 with Ian Kennedy being the most recent in Number of times that Ian Kennedy has registered 10 or more strikeouts in a game 9 - Errors for middle infielders Blake Sharpe and Hector Estrella recorded each last year, spearheading the team s.971 fielding percentage for the season. It was the second-best fielding percentage in Mike Gillespie s 19-year coaching career at USC Number of All-Star Game selections attributed to players coached by Mike Gillespie. In 2003, five former Gillespiecoached players (Aaron Boone, Bret Boone, Geoff Jenkins, Mark Prior and Barry Zito) played in the game National championships in USC history Number of U.S. National Team participations by USC players. Ian Kennedy was the most recent in 2005 and five players, including Kennedy, have played in back-to-back seasons 14 - Saves by closer Paul Koss last year, placing him fifth on USC s all-time single season list Former Trojans who played at least one game in the 2005 major league baseball season College World Series appearances Number of 40-win seasons for USC since Last year s 41 victories represented the 11th time that Mike Gillespie s team has recorded 40 or more wins in a season Number of seasons (beginning at the start of the 2006 season) since Dedeaux Field opened in Conference championships NCAA Tournament appearances Approximate value of 2005 major league contracts (in millions) held by 11 former Trojans Career home runs at USC by Mark McGwire, a school record 67 - All-Pac-10 first team selections during Mike Gillespie s 19-year career at USC 74 - College World Series victories Number of years spanning three head coaches at USC since 1930 (Sam Barry from 1930 through 1942, Rod Dedeaux from 1942 to 1986 and Mike Gillespie from 1987 through 2006) Total number of All-America first team selections in USC history Trojans who have played in the major leagues Percentage of votes received by Tom Seaver for his 1992 induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Seaver s selection in 425 of 430 total votes is still the highest percentage in history Number of strikeouts that Ian Kennedy recorded to lead the nation last year Total number of All-Americans in USC history 2006 USC Baseball 7

8 Pitching Capsules 31 Ian Kennedy Pitcher Junior Bats: Right Throws: Right Huntington Beach, California (La Quinta HS) Notes 2006 All-America preseason first team selection Named to the 2006 Roger Clemens Award Watch List Went 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA for the U.S. National Team last summer, his second straight season with Team USA 2005 All-America consensus first team selection Last year, Kennedy led the nation with 158 strikeouts 2005 Pac-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year Semifinalist for the 2005 Roger Clemens Award, Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy and Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year 2005 Baseball America Preseason All-America third team selection In 2005, he recorded victories against standout pitchers, all on the road: John Meloan (Arizona), Ricky Romero (Cal State Fullerton), Cesar Ramos (Long Beach State) and Tim Lincecum (Washington) Member of the 2004 U.S. National Team and led the team with a team-high 40 strikeouts, posting a 3-1 record with a 3.81 ERA for Team USA (26 IP, 21 H, 10 BB, 40 SO) During the 2004 FISU II World University Championship in Taiwan, he had a no-hitter through 7 1/3 innings against Japan and did not allow a hit until his 100th pitch Earned All-Pac-10 and Baseball America Midseason Freshman All-America honors during his 2004 freshman season Named CIF Division IV co-most valuable player in his senior season at La Quinta HS in his junior season after recording 13 wins and leading the county with a 0.38 ERA (five earned runs in 90 2/3 innings) and strikeouts (168) while batting.373 with seven home runs and 31 RBI Kennedy's Career Statistics YEAR W-L SV ERA G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO 2004 (Fr.) (So.) (Jr.) Totals Kennedy's Game-By-Game 2004 Season Date Opponent GS IP H R ER BB SO Feb 13, 2004 at Long Beach State * Feb 20, 2004 at Louisville * Feb 27, 2004 vs Georgia Tech * Mar 02, 2004 at UC Irvine Mar 06, 2004 Stanford * Mar 12, 2004 at Mississippi State * Mar 19, 2004 at South Alabama * Mar 27, 2004 UCLA * Apr 02, 2004 at Arizona State * Apr 08, 2004 California * Apr 16, 2004 at Washington State * Apr 23, 2004 Oregon State * Apr 30, 2004 at UCLA * May 14, 2004 Washington * May 21, 2004 at Stanford * May 28, 2004 Arizona * Totals Season Date Opponent GS IP H R ER BB SO Feb 08, 2005 San Diego State Feb 12, 2005 at Long Beach State * Feb 26, 2005 at Stanford * Mar 04, 2005 vs Texas A&M * Mar 11, 2005 at Texas Tech * Mar 18, 2005 vs Nevada * Mar 24, 2005 Arizona State * Apr 01, 2005 at Washington * Apr 09, 2005 UCLA * Apr 20, 2005 at Cal State Fullerton * Apr 22, 2005 at California * Apr 29, 2005 at Arizona * May 07, 2005 Cal State Northridge * May 13, 2005 Washington State * May 20, 2005 at Oregon State * May 27, 2005 Stanford * Jun 04, 2005 Long Beach State * Jun 11, 2005 at Oregon State * Totals Season Date Opponent GS IP H R ER BB SO Feb 03, 2005 Long Beach State * Ryan Cook Pitcher Freshman Bats: Right Throws: Right Clovis, California (Clovis HS) 2006 Season Date Opponent GS IP H R ER BB SO Feb 05, 2006 at Long Beach State * Season 33 Tommy Milone Pitcher Freshman Bats: Left Throws: Left Saugus, California (Saugus HS) Date Opponent GS IP H R ER BB SO Feb 04, 2006 Long Beach State USC Baseball 8

9 2006 Radio/TV Roster 2 Matt Cusick So. IF 5-10/190 Mission Viejo, Calif. Baron Frost Sr. OF/C 6-0/185 San Diego, Calif Darin Vieira Sr. UT 5-10/165 San Jose, Calif. Steve Martlaro So. RHP 6-2/210 Diamond Bar, Calif. Michael Torres Fr. IF 5-10/170 Santa Ana, Calif. Josh Fogel Jr. RHP/C 6-0/160 Saugus, Calif. Johnny Bowden Jr. C 6-3/205 Springfield, Ore. Lucas Duda So. RHP/1B 6-4/220 Riverside, Calif Garrett Gipe Jr. IF 6-2/175 Laguna Niguel, Calif. Shawn Olsen Jr. RHP/OF 6-1/200 Orem, Utah Spencer Pabst So. IF 6-0/175 Long Beach, Calif. Hector Estrella Jr. IF 5-10/170 Rosemead, Calif. Cyle Hankerd Jr. OF 6-2/205 Covina, Calif. Adam Dedeaux Fr. 1B 6-0/200 Huntington Beach, Calif. Andy Guy Jr. RHP 6-3/205 Redondo Beach, Calif. Blake Sharpe Sr. IF 6-1/180 Moorpark, Calif. Roberto Lopez So. OF 6-0/185 La Mesa, Calif Sebastian Salinas So. C 6-2/210 Riverside, Calif. Nate Smith So. RHP 6-2/230 Clovis, Calif. Daniel Perales Jr. OF 6-1/195 Orange, Calif Ryan Broderick Jr. OF 6-3/205 Palm Desert, Calif. Paul Koss Jr. RHP 6-4/215 Orange, Calif Ryan Cook Fr. RHP 6-2/200 Clovis, Calif. David Parrow Fr. LHP 5-8/140 Waianae, Hawaii Ian Kennedy Jr. RHP 6-0/195 Huntington Beach, Calif Brandon Buxbaum Jr. LHP 6-6/210 Malibu, Calif. Tommy Milone Fr. LHP 6-1/215 Saugus,, Calif. Nate Klein Fr. RHP 5-11/190 Goleta, Calif Matt Underwood Jr. 1B 6-1/210 Saugus, Calif. Ryan Schlack So. RHP 6-1/175 Long Beach, Calif. Mike McCormack So. C 6-0/215 Houston, Texas Steven Rodriguez Fr. IF 5-11/155 Laguna Niguel, Calif Brendan Kotler So. OF 5-11/205 Calabasas, Calif. Anthony Encinas So. RHP 5-11/200 Norwalk, Calif. Barrett Sprowl RFr. 1B 6-4/210 Newport Beach, Calif. J.J. Owen Jr. C 6-0/210 Santa Ana, Calif. John Dunn RFr. RHP 6-4/240 Torrance, Calif. Kevin Zelenay So. LHP 5-10/155 Redondo Beach, Calif. Kyle Degener Jr. IF 5-11/190 Rolling Hills Estates, Calif Mike Gillespie Head Coach 20th year Dave Lawn Assistant Coach 6th year Andy Nieto Assistant Coach 10th year Rob Klein Volunteer Asst.Coach 19th year

10 2006 Roster NO NAME POS B-T HGT WGT CL HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE) 2 Matt Cusick IF L-R So. Mission Viejo (Santa Margarita HS) 3 Baron Frost OF/C R-R Sr. San Diego (St. Augustine HS) 4 Darin Vieira UT L-R Sr.* San Jose (Bellarmine Prep) 5 Steve Martlaro RHP R-R So. Diamond Bar (Bishop Amat HS) 6 Michael Torres IF L-R Fr. Santa Ana (Mater Dei HS) 7 Josh Fogel RHP/C R-R Jr.* Saugus (Saugus HS) 8 Johnny Bowden C R-R Jr. Springfield, OR (Thurston HS/Chandler-Gilbert CC) 9 Lucas Duda 1B L-R So. Riverside (Arlington HS) 10 Garrett Gipe IF R-R Jr.* Laguna Niguel (Mater Dei HS) 12 Shawn Olsen RHP/OF R-R Jr. Orem, UT (Timpanogos HS/College of Southern Nevada) 13 Spencer Pabst OF S-R So. Long Beach (Wilson HS) 14 Hector Estrella IF R-R Jr. Rosemead (Northview HS) 15 Cyle Hankerd OF R-R Jr. Covina (South Hills HS) 16 Adam Dedeaux 1B L-L Fr. Huntington Beach (Mater Dei HS) 18 Andy Guy RHP R-R Jr.* Redondo Beach (Redondo Union HS) 20 Blake Sharpe IF R-R Sr. Moorpark (Moorpark HS/L.A. Pierce College) 21 Roberto Lopez OF R-R So. La Mesa (Rancho Bernardo HS) 22 Sebastian Salinas C R-R So.* Riverside (Rubidoux HS) 23 Nate Smith RHP R-R So. Clovis (Clovis HS) 24 Daniel Perales OF L-L Jr. Orange (Mater Dei HS) 25 Ryan Broderick OF L-L Jr.* Palm Desert (Palm Desert HS) 26 Paul Koss RHP R-R Jr. Orange (Orange Lutheran HS) 29 Ryan Cook RHP R-R Fr. Clovis (Clovis HS) 30 David Parrow LHP L-L Fr. Waianae, HI (Kamehameha Schools) 31 Ian Kennedy RHP R-R Jr. Huntington Beach (La Quinta HS) 32 Brandon Buxbaum LHP R-L Jr. Malibu (Brentwood HS) 33 Tommy Milone LHP L-L Fr. Saugus (Saugus HS) 34 Nate Klein RHP R-R Fr. Goleta (Dos Pueblos HS) 35 Matt Underwood 1B L-L Jr. Saugus (Saugus HS) 36 Ryan Schlack RHP R-R So. Long Beach (Wilson HS) 38 Mike McCormack C R-R So.* Houston, TX (Memorial HS) 40 Steven Rodriguez IF L-R Fr. Laguna Niguel (Capistrano Valley HS) 41 Brendan Kotler OF R-R Fr.* Calabasas (Calabasas HS) 42 Anthony Encinas RHP L-R So. Norwalk (Santa Fe HS) 43 Barrett Sprowl 1B R-R Fr.* Newport Beach (Corona del Mar HS) 44 J.J. Owen C R-R Jr. Santa Ana (Mater Dei HS/Cal Poly) 45 John Dunn RHP R-R Fr.* Torrance (West HS) 46 Todd Macklin RHP R-R Fr.* Newport Beach (Corona del Mar HS) 47 Kevin Zelenay LHP L-L So.* Redondo Beach (Loyola HS) 48 Kyle Degener IF S-B Jr.* Rolling Hills Estates (Peninsula HS) HEAD COACH: (19) Mike Gillespie ASSISTANT COACHES: (17) Dave Lawn, (11) Andy Nieto VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH: (27) Rob Klein ATHLETIC TRAINER: Chris Grosskopf STUDENT TRAINERS: Jose Vaca, Ashley Hendren and Christina Ma MANAGER: Ronnie Frescas, Craig Ganser, Andrew Fuentes, Andrew Stiney, Sayre Peralta PRONUNCIATION GUIDE BOWDEN, Johnny...BOW-(as in cow) den DEDEAUX, Rod, Adam... DAY-dough DEGENER, Kyle... DEHG-ner ENCINAS, Anthony...en-SEE-nus ESTRELLA, Hector... eh-stray-yuh GILLESPIE, Mike...gill-LES-pee NIETO, Andy... knee-eh-toe PARROW, David... PEAR-oh VIEIRA, Darin... vee-error-uh ZELENAY, Kevin...ZELL-uh-nay USC Trojans Alphabetical Baseball Roster NO NAME... POS 8 Johnny Bowden... C 25 Ryan Broderick...OF 32 Brandon Buxbaum...LHP 29 Ryan Cook...RHP 2 Matt Cusick...IF 16 Adam Dedeaux... 1B 48 Kyle Degener...IF 9 Lucas Duda... 1B 45 John Dunn...RHP 42 Anthony Encinas...RHP 14 Hector Estrella...IF NO NAME... POS 7 Josh Fogel...RHP-C 3 Baron Frost...OF 10 Garrett Gipe...IF 18 Andy Guy...RHP 15 Cyle Hankerd...OF 31 Ian Kennedy...RHP 34 Nate Klein...RHP 26 Paul Koss...RHP 41 Brendan Kotler...OF 21 Roberto Lopez...OF 46 Todd Macklin...RHP NO NAME... POS 5 Steve Martlaro...RHP 38 Mike McCormack... C 33 Tommy Milone...LHP 12 Shawn Olsen...RHP-OF 44 J.J. Owen... C 13 Spencer Pabst...OF 30 David Parrow...LHP 24 Daniel Perales...OF 40 Steven Rodriguez...IF 22 Sebastian Salinas... C 36 Ryan Schlack...RHP NO NAME... POS 20 Blake Sharpe... SS 23 Nate Smith...RHP 43 Barrett Sprowl... 1B 6 Michael Torres...IF 35 Matt Underwood... 1B 4 Darin Vieira...UT 47 Kevin Zelenay...LHP 12-Time National Champions 2006 USC Trojans Baseball