Trojans Wrap Up Outstanding Fall Season

    Nov. 10, 2015

    LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans wrapped up an outstanding fall practice slate this past homecoming weekend with the culmination of the annual Cardinal vs. Gold series, the alumni game, the program's annual alumni banquet and the USC Rod Dedeaux Baseball Golf Tournament.

    First the Gold squad won an incredibly competitive and at times chippy Cardinal vs. Gold series, 3-2. Behind a nearly flawless pitching performance by Brent Wheatley and timely hitting from top to bottom, the Gold squad took the decisive game four of the series by a score of 5-0 to take the series. The Gold team was led by team captains Marc Huberman and Jeremy Martinez.

    The Trojans then turned to the annual alumni game on Sunday, Nov. 8. The alumni game featured the likes of former big leaguers Jeff Cirillo and Geoff Jenkins. Freshman Solomon Bates started the game for the current Trojans. The current Trojans eventually defeated the alums by a score of 13-4.

    Later that evening, the Trojans cleaned up for the program's seventh annual banquet. The event was headlined by the famed Don Buford receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year's banquet featured a new event, The TABIs, recognizing the best individual performances of the 2015 season. This year's winners included --

    Best Relief Appearance -- Marc Huberman, March 28 at Washington (6.2 IP, 3 H, 2R, 4 BB, 5 K)
    Best Single Game Pitching Performance -- Kyle Davis, May 8 vs. Stanford (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K)
    Best Single Game Hitting Performance -- Bobby Stahel, April 3 at Arizona (4-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI)
    Best Pinch Hitting Performance -- Adalberto Carrillo, March 7 vs. Vanderbilt (Bottom of the 9th, walk-off home run)
    Best One Week Hitting Performance -- AJ Ramirez, April 27 -- May 3 (9-for-18, 7 extra base hits, 12 RBI)
    Best Postseason Moment -- Jeremy Martinez, May 31 vs. San Diego State (2-for-6, 4 RBI, 2 run double with 2 outs in the 9th inning)



    The weekend culminated with the 21st annual USC Rod Dedeaux Baseball Golf Classic, which took place this year at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 9. The event featured many alums, friends of the program, coaches and current and former major leaguers.