The Trojans are riding a five-game hitting streak entering this week.
Bob Wheatley goes seven innings of two-hit baseball in the victory
Reggie Southall delivers the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.
Game one of the series is set for Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
Trojans looking to even the series on Tuesday at Eddy D. Field Stadium
2013/JUNIOR: Bob Wheatley, the Friday starter for the Trojans, finished the year 3-4 with a 2.78 ERA, the second-lowest on the team...Through 77.2 innings of work, Wheatley struck out 38, allowed only 29 runs, 18 walks and only one home run...Wheatley earned his first victory of the year on March 1 at Fresno State, a 9-1, going 7.0 innings, not allowing a run and on six hits, one walk with three strikeouts...On March 8 vs. Oklahoma, went 6.1 innings, allowing only two earned runs on nine hits in the 5-3 victory...Struck out a season and career high six on Feb. 22 vs. Cal State Northridge, where he went six complete innings, allowing only one run on a season-low four hits in a start, getting a no-decision in the game...Tied his season-low hits allowed in a start on March 28 in a no-decision at Cal, where he went seven complete, allowing only one run (unearned) on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts...Had a stellar outing in a no-decision vs. UCLA, going seven complete innings, allowing only one run on seven hits, striking out four with four walks...Showed excellent command in starts at Utah (2.0 innings), at Oregon State (6.0 innings) and vs. Washington State (6.0 innings), where he did not allow a walk...In six other starts, Wheatley only allowed one walk.
2012/SOPHOMORE: As a sophomore in 2012, Wheatley made 16 pitching appearances, 14 out of the bullpen and two as the starter ... Threw a total of 26.0 innings, allowing 13 runs (10 earned) on 23 hits ... Struck out a collective 10 on the season ... Had a 1-0 record with a 3.46 ERA ... Earned his only win of the season on Feb. 18 vs. Jacksonville State, throwing 1.0 inning, allowing only two hits and one run as the Trojans won 11-3 ... Made his first start of the season on April 3 vs. Pepperdine, throwing 3.0 innings of shutout baseball, allowing no hits and striking out a season-high three as the Trojans won 5-4 ... Earned his second start of the season on May 6 vs. Washington, throwing 5.0 complete innings of shutout ball, allowing five hits but no runs and striking out one ... Had eight appearances of shutout baseball throughout the season.
2011/FRESHMAN: He made 18 appearances as a freshman, going 1-1 with a 6.39 ERA...in 12 2/3 innings, he allowed 20 hits and nine earned runs with five walks and five strikeouts...opponents batting .370 against him...made five straight appearances from May 3-28 without allowing a run in 3 1/3 combined innings...earned his first collegiate win on April 1 at No. 13 California with two-thirds of an inning and allowed no runs on three hits...did not allow a run in five straight appearances from March 26-April 26 in 5 1/3 combined innings...threw a season-long 2 1/3 scoreless innings on March 26 against No. 24 UCLA, allowing one hit and one walk...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 22 at UC Riverside with two-thirds of an inning.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a three-year letterwinner at Orange Lutheran High in Orange, Calif., under coach Eric Barba...named 2010 Trinity League Pitcher of the Year and named to the Orange County All-Star Team while earned All-Trinity League honors...earned Trinity League Pitcher of the Year honors as well as all-league honors as a junior...earned all-county honors as a junior...threw a complete game against Mater Dei with eight strikeouts in his senior year...also played on the football team where he was the quarterback...in his senior year against Tustin for football, he was 22-for-26 passing for 260 yards with two touchdowns and a rushing touchdown...graduated summa cum laude and was on the high honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: He is majoring in business...parents are Bob and Julie...has one brother, Brent, who is a sophomore on the USC baseball team, and one sister, Taylor...lists Peyton Manning as his biggest sports hero...favorite movies are 8 Mile, Be Cool, Forrest Gump, Field of Dreams, 300, Fletch and Beverly Hills Cop 2...favorite television shows are Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Family Guy, Burn Notice and SportsCenter...listens to Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne and Kanye West......birthdate is February 4, 1992.
Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics