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  1. If Lane Kiffin were a baseball coach

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin doesn't usually appear to be enjoying his job -- he rarely smiles, often frowns and only occasionally cracks jokes. But the assumption is that he still does enjoy it. It has to be. And every once in a ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  2. Three Trojans picked in MLB draft

    Pedro Moura

    USC had three right-handed pitchers selected on the final day of the 2012 MLB draft Wednesday, the Trojans' only selections of the three-day affair. Andrew Triggs was the first to be selected, in the 19th round by the Kansas City Royals, 583rd ove...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  3. Four committed Trojans picked in MLB draft

    Pedro Moura

    Four local high school baseball players committed to play for USC have been selected in the first two days of this week's 2012 MLB draft, meaning they'll soon be faced with the decision to enroll in college or sign a lucrative pro contract. The fi...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  4. USC baseball celebrating military appreciation day

    Pedro Moura

    Louis Zamperini, a USC alum, Olympic runner and World War II veteran, will throw out the first pitch as USC celebrates Military Appreciation Day at Sunday's 1 p.m. series finale between USC and Washington. The 95-year-old Zamperini is the subject ...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  5. Video: Lane Kiffin after Tuesday's practice

    Pedro Moura

    Here's Trojans coach Lane Kiffin talking to the media after Tuesday's practice, addressing the wide-ranging impact of Cal coach Jeff Tedford going back to offensive play-calling this season, the inherent oddity in playing a road game at a baseball st...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  6. Baseball: Trojans lose top two signees

    Pedro Moura

    USC 2011 signees Tustin (Calif.) third baseman Travis Harrison and Edison (Calif.) shortstop Christian Lopes each signed with the MLB organizations that selected them in June's draft just minutes before Monday's midnight ET deadline, leaving the Troj...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  7. Two ex-Trojans sign with MLB teams

    Pedro Moura

    Two USC baseball products selected by major-league organizations earlier this month in the 2011 MLB draft have signed contracts to begin their pro careers. Right-hander Logan Odom, a 6-6 late bloomer who only started pitching in junior college, si...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  8. Baseball: Seven USC players, seven signees drafted

    Pedro Moura

    The 2011 MLB draft festivities are officially over in Secaucus, N.J., and USC had an interesting three days. Seven 2011 Trojans were drafted. Seven signees for the class of 2012 were also selected. A few players are locked into signing with MLB te...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  9. Baseball: Smith, De Pinto and Triggs all taken Tuesday

    Pedro Moura

    Three more USC baseball players were selected on the second day of the 2011 MLB draft Tuesday, with right-hander Chad Smith going to the Detroit Tigers in the 17th round and infielder Joe De Pinto and right-hander Andrew Triggs going within five pick...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  10. Baseball: Wood, Odom taken by Angels

    Pedro Moura

    The Trojans are starting to add up, as USC right-handers Austin Wood and Logan Odom were taken within 60 picks of each other in the sixth and eighth rounds of the 2011 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Wood, USC's Saturday starter th...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  11. Baseball: Oropesa taken by Giants

    Pedro Moura

    USC first baseman Ricky Oropesa was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLB draft, 116th overall, by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Oropesa was a potential first-round selection entering the 2011 season, but most draft prognosticators ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  12. Baseball: USC signee taken in supplemental round

    Pedro Moura

    Tustin (Calif.) third baseman Travis Harrison, a key piece of USC's 2012 recruiting class, was selected with the 50th overall selection of Monday's MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins. Harrison, a 6-2, 215-pound power prospect who could eventually pr...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  13. Baseball: MLB Draft preview

    Pedro Moura

    Courtesy USC Athletics USC junior first baseman Ricky Oropesa, a Rancho Cucamonga native, is expected to go in the first few rounds of this week's MLB draft after leading the Trojans in batting average, homers and RBIs in 2011. Six Trojans are expe...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  14. Baseball: Ricky Oropesa earns All-Pac-10 honors

    Pedro Moura

    USC first baseman Ricky Oropesa was selected to the All-Pac-10 first team Monday in a vote of the conference's coaches, his second straight such honor. The junior led the Trojans in 2011 with a .322 batting average, seven homers and 44 RBI. His th...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. Where are they now: Ian Kennedy

    Pedro Moura

    US Presswire Right-hander Ian Kennedy has become the ace of the Arizona Diamondbacks' pitching staff. Ian Kennedy's first career collegiate start came on the road against Long Beach State's Jered Weaver, who went on to win college baseball's top ho...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  16. Cruz talks his coaching promotion

    Pedro Moura

    A question-and-answer session with new USC full-time head baseball coach Frank Cruz, from the team hotel in Corvallis, Ore. on Thursday night, as his Trojans ready to face No. 2 Oregon State in a three-game weekend series beginning tonight: Q: How...

    Blog | May 20, 2011