Marc Huberman threw five scoreless innings in relief.
Brandon Perez leads team with a 2-for-4, 3 RBI performance.
Starter Marrick Crouse went six strong in his first collegiate start.
Game one is set for Firday, May 6 at 6 p.m. PT
Game two of the series is set for 7 p.m. PT on Friday.
2015/JUNIOR: In his junior season with the Trojans, Wheatley started in nine of the 17 games he appeared in...Pitched a total of 70.0 innings...Pitched seven innings on February 27 versus Fordham and again on March 13 against Washington State...Allowed 73 hits and 45 runs...Had 63 strikeouts...Recorded a season and career high 11 strikeouts versus Fordham on February 27 where he allowed only four hits and no runs in seven innings...Recorded an ERA of 4.50 with a 4-4 record.
2014/SOPHOMORE: In his sophomore season, Wheatley appeared in 18 games for the Trojans with 14 starts ... Finished with an ERA of 3.58 through a total of 73.0 innings of work ... Had a record of 4-3 for the season ... Struck out a total of 33 batters and held opponents to a .236 batting average ... Had a season high four strikeouts on two different occasions, first on April 25 at UCLA and again on May 23 versus Oregon State ... Earned his first win of the season versus North Dakota State (Feb. 18) when he allowed only one run off three hits in 2.0 innings of work, while striking out two ... Was victorious over Utah on April 13 where he held the Utes to three hits and just one run in a combined 5.1 innings of work, while striking out two ... On April 25 at rival UCLA, he allowed two runs off three hits, while striking out four through a total of 6.0 innings of work to earn the win.
2013/FRESHMAN: In his true freshman season, Wheatley appeared in 19 games, including making five starts ... Threw three complete innings of hitless, shutout ball vs. Arizona State (April 12), as he combined with starter Sean Silva for the first combined one-hitter in USC history since 1996 ... In his first career start vs. Loyola Marymount (Feb. 20), Wheatley went five complete innings, allowing no runs on five hits, while striking out four in the no-decision ... Earned his first victory in his second start vs. Long Beach State (Feb. 26), going 6.1 innings, allowing only one run on four hits, while striking out four in the 4-1 victory ... His first four career appearances were in a starting role, before becoming an important part of the Trojan bullpen .. In two appearances vs. rival UCLA (May 17, 19), Wheatley held the Bruins to just one hit in a combined 4.2 innings of work, while striking out a total of five ... Threw three innings of shutout ball, not allowing a hit vs. UCLA on May 19 ... Also threw 2.0 innings of shutout and hitless baseball vs. TCU (May 3), as the Trojans won 9-3 ... Tallied his first career save at California (March 29), working 3.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts as the Trojans won, 9-5 ... His second career save came in the combined one-hitter vs. ASU (April 12) ... Only 18 of his 23 runs allowed were earned ... Finished with a 3.80 ERA through 42.2 innings of work, the lowest ERA of any Trojan freshman and the third-lowest on the team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity baseball letters at Orange Lutheran HS in Orange, Calif. ... Was a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American in 2012 and was named the Trinity League Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2012 ... Named an Under Armour and Perfect Game Preseason All-American in 2011 and 2012 ... 2012 Lancer team was ranked No. 1 nationally ... Also earned two varsity football letters as a quarterback for Orange Lutheran ... Competed for Team Anderson for two seasons and Marucci Elite for one season ... Marucci Elite won the 2012 WWBA World Championship ... Member of the National Honors Society.
PERSONAL:Majoring in communication at USC ... Parents are Bob and Julie ... Bob played basketball at USC and Julie also is a USC song girl alum ... Has one sister, Taylor, who is a freshman on the USC women's volleyball team and one brother, Bob who is a USC baseball alum ... Favorite movies are Lion King and Inception ... Favorite TV shows are Tosh.O and SportsNation ... Would like to visit, Omaha, Neb. .. Listens to Kanye West, Jay Z and country music... Favorite food is sushi... Birthdate is August 31, 1993.
Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics