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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The homer(s) Mickey Mantle hit at USC

    Pedro Moura

    Courtesy Morris Eckhouse A map of the USC campus in 1959 shows Bovard Field in the left-center and the football practice field just north of it, where a Mantle homer landed during a March 26, 1951 football practice, legend has it. Noted baseball hi...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  4. 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
  5. Oropesa named second-team All-American

    Pedro Moura

    USC first baseman Ricky Oropesa picked up second-team All-American honors Wednesday, capping off a productive sophomore season in which he hit .353 with 20 homers and 67 RBI. Baseball America put Oropesa on its second team, alongside designated hi...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  6. Baseball: Oropesa's three-homer game goes to waste in loss

    Pedro Moura

    USC first baseman Ricky Oropesa hit and hit and hit on Friday night against Washington, but it was to no avail. Despite a record-breaking night from the sophomore slugger that included three home runs, 14 total bases and five RBIs, the floundering...

    Blog | May 29, 2010
  7. 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