Over the weekend, USC baseball swept the defending National Champion UCLA Bruins in a three-game series. The series sweep was completed in dramatic fashion on Saturday evening at Jackie Robinson Stadium as the Trojans came back from being down four runs in the ninth inning to win the game 7-4.
With the sweep, USC collected their ninth straight win and improved their conference record to 12-9, good for third place in the Pac-12, which puts them in position to make the NCAA College World Series for the first time since 2005.
USC has three series left in conference play, away versus Washington State this weekend followed by two home series against California and Oregon State to finish out the season.
Both California and Washington State are below .500 for the year. Although Oregon State sits in first place, the Trojans have shown that given the chance they can win any game that they’re playing in. Home field only improves their chances of possibly stealing a series win from the Beavers.
Last year the top four teams from the Pac-12 made it to the tournament of 64, including ASU with a 16-14 record, which USC is already close to matching.
The Trojans are playing their best baseball when it matters the most and if they can win each of their next three series against conference opponents they will not only be in the College World Series but will be primed to make a run deep into the tournament.
Head Coach Dan Hubbs and the Trojans look to extend their win streak to ten games Tonight against non-conference opponent UC Irvine at Dedeaux Field.