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  1. Where are they now: Lucas Duda

    Pedro Moura

    Lucas Duda was a big, strong, slugging first baseman/outfielder in three years at USC from 2005-2007, helping to bridge the gap between Mike Gillespie and Chad Kreuter with the Trojans. He kept the power up in parts of four minor-league seasons in...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  2. Baseball: 2011 season preview

    Pedro Moura

    Courtesy USC Athletics USC's top hitter, junior infielder Ricky Oropesa, hit .353 with 20 homers and 67 RBIs last season, but those numbers will be hard to surpass in 2011 with college baseball's new wood-like bats. These Trojans are top-heavy. ...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  3. Baseball: Trojans keep one signee, lose one

    Pedro Moura

    In one week on the job, interim USC baseball coach Frank Cruz has already done what former coach Chad Kreuter often failed to do in four years: get top signees to forgo professional contracts and enroll in school. Cruz, a volunteer assistant for t...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  4. Notes on Chad Kreuter's firing

    Pedro Moura

    Today's firing of Chad Kreuter by new USC athletic director Pat Haden means a great deal for the future of the Trojans' baseball program. Let's dissect it a bit: For one, it quickly proves that Haden's emphasis on baseball that was present in his...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  5. USC Trojans fire baseball coach Chad Kreuter, replace him with Fr...

    USC fires baseball coach Kreuter after four seasons.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2010
  6. One-on-one with Joc Pederson

    Pedro Moura

    Outfielder Joc Pederson, an 11th-round selection of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has a big decision to make. Pederson, who signed a letter of intent to attend USC in the fall and play baseball there next spring, must decide whether to attend college f...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  7. USC gets passing grades in Academic Progress Rate report

    Pedro Moura

    All USC sports stayed away from potential penalties in the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rate report, released today for the 2008-2009 academic year. The report measures four full academic years, dating to 2005-2006. In football, the Trojans ...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  8. Triggs' draft prospects complicated by shoulder injury

    Pedro Moura

    Entering the 2010 season, USC baseball right-hander Andrew Triggs had earned quite a following among major-league scouts. He was, at that time, nearly a perfect prospect, ranked the 38th overall player for Monday's draft (3 p.m. PT, MLB Network) a...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  9. Year in review: 2010 USC baseball

    Pedro Moura

    Well before the 2010 season started, USC baseball coach Chad Kreuter was very optimistic his team would find success his fourth year as the head coach of the Trojans. So optimistic, in fact, he threw out a superlative of sorts to explain how he fe...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  10. Baseball: Trojans get big victory on Senior Day

    Pedro Moura

    USC center fielder Mike O'Neill stood, smiling, at the top of the Dedeaux Field dugout steps after Sunday's game, an 11-5 win over Washington that capped off the Trojans' disappointing 2010 season. O'Neill, a senior, had just had perhaps his best ...

    Blog | May 30, 2010
  11. Baseball: USC uses unlikely combination to beat Washington

    Pedro Moura

    USC used an uncharacteristically patient offense and bend-but-don't-break pitching to beat visiting Washington on Saturday at Dedeaux Field, 10-5, in the Trojans' penultimate game of the season. The Trojans (27-32, 6-20) put together 13 hits and s...

    Blog | May 29, 2010
  12. Kreuter: 'The pieces are all coming together for next year'

    Pedro Moura

    Call USC baseball coach Chad Kreuter crazy, but he expects to be back next year. The fourth-year coach, under fire from Trojan fans and those close to the program this season for posting a 26-31 overall and 5-19 conference record, continues to rec...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  13. Baseball: USC upsets visiting UC Irvine

    Pedro Moura

    Had USC coach Chad Kreuter known he could pitch this way, Trojans sophomore right-hander Brandon Garcia probably would have started more games this season for pitching-starved USC. Garcia started only his second game of the season Tuesday against ...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  14. Gillespie returns to USC

    Pedro Moura

    Much has been made of Mike Gillespie's unceremonious departure from USC in 2006, and with good reason. Gillespie spent 20 years as the the Trojans' head baseball coach, and his teams qualified for an NCAA Regional 15 times. They twice made it to t...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  15. Baseball: USC swept by Washington State

    Pedro Moura

    Sunday's effort was better than Friday's and Saturday's for USC, but not by enough to earn a series-salvaging win. The slipping and sliding Trojans held No. 24 Washington State in check for the first seven innings of Sunday's game before the host ...

    Blog | May 23, 2010
  16. Baseball: Two big losses for USC

    Pedro Moura

    The struggles continue for USC baseball, as a trip to Pac-10 rival Washington State this weekend has done the reeling Trojans no good - and a whole lot of bad. In two games, USC has been outscored 38-11 by the No. 24 Cougars. Friday, USC was down ...

    Blog | May 22, 2010