USC Baseball: Trojans vs. LMU Lions Preview


USC will take a brief break from their Pac-12 schedule with a road game Tuesday night against the Loyola Marymount Lions.

The Trojans are coming off a come-from-behind win over the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday, which gave them the series

When the Lions and Trojans previously met on March 11 at Dedeaux Field, the two teams were headed in opposite directions.

The Lions were riding a seven-game winning streak, whereas the Trojans were mired in a four-game losing streak.

Dante Flores and Garrett Stubs combined for four hits and drove in five of the Trojans’ six runs in the 6-1 victory.

Since that point, the Lions went on another winning streak, which reached six games before they suffered a loss to San Diego on Sunday.

The Lions are an impressive 12-5 at home, holding an edge when compared to the Trojans’ 3-5 road record.

In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Trojans head coach Dan Hubbs discussed what his team needs to do against the Lions:

To beat LMU again we basically just need to play well, which means getting a good start in terms of pitching, playing good defense and getting the bat rolling,” Hubbs said. “If we play decently like we did against Stanford last weekend, we probably won’t win, so the guys really need to step it up tomorrow.”

Brent Wheatley will start for the second time against the Lions and first pitch will be at 6 p.m. from George C. Page Stadium.

The Trojans will resume Pac-12 play on Friday with a three-game home series against Washington.

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