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  1. Monday practice quick hits

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Here are news and notes from Monday's afternoon practice, once again held on Dedeaux Field, that won't make it into our other coverage from the session: More urgency Energy was a big issue in the Trojans' Sunday scrimmage at the ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Cruz to stay on as full-time head coach

    Pedro Moura

    Frank Cruz, who has been USC's interim head baseball coach for the last nine months, will be given the job on a full-time basis, Trojans athletic director Part Haden announced Thursday. Cruz, who was formerly the coach of nearby Loyola Marymount f...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  4. Baseball: Trojans swept on road at Rice

    Pedro Moura

    After starting the season hot, interim coach Frank Cruz's USC baseball team cooled down dramatically over the weekend, losing all three games of a weekend series at Rice in Houston. The Trojans (3-4) kept up with the No. 22-ranked Owls, with late-...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  5. Oropesa recaps baseball weekend

    Pedro Moura

    USC baseball's first weekend was a success, according to interim coach Frank Cruz. Not a great success, but a success nonetheless. The Trojans recorded wins over Missouri and Cal Poly and kept up well with North Carolina in the Sunday finale, putt...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  6. Baseball: Trojans take two in unusual way

    Pedro Moura

    Now that doesn't happen every day. After beating Missouri 9-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at 10 a.m., the Trojans were leading Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 5-2 after five innings when the rain started to come down. A delay ensued. The teams...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Baseball: Walk-off homer gives UCLA the series sweep

    Pedro Moura

    With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of Sunday's series finale and a UCLA runner on first, USC coach Chad Kreuter held a meeting at the mound with his pitcher and catcher to discuss the plan to pitch to UCLA's Cody Keefer. Having in lar...

    Blog | May 16, 2010
  11. Baseball: Trojans can't make the formula work

    Pedro Moura

    USC coach Chad Kreuter talked at length this week about his team's need to be more efficient on offense. He had a formula: score in four or more innings and score "crooked" numbers multiple times - in other words, more than one run per inning. Wit...

    Blog | May 14, 2010