The senior becomes the third Trojan infielder taken by the White Sox in the last five years.
Stubbs First Trojan To Be Named Pac-12 Defensive Player Of The Year; Eight Total Trojans Earn All-Pac-12 Honors
The senior catcher has thrown out 54 percent of would-be base stealers.
Bobby Stahel is stellar on both sides of the ball, with a three-run home run and an outstanding web gem catch for the final out in the ninth.
Timmy Robinson hit his sixth home run of the year in the victory.
Game two of the series is set for 4 p.m. PT on Saturday.
USC Baseball vs. Nebraska Feb. 17, 2013 Dedeaux Field Photos by Pierson Clair
2014 JUNIOR: As a junior, Flores appeared in 47 games, making 46 starts ... Batted .236 with 38 hits including eight doubles, two triples and two home runs ... First home run occurred on Feb. 22 versus North Dakota State where he went 1-for-5 and drove in two RBI. The second home run came on April 12 versus Utah where he went 1-for-3 and collected two RBI ... Collected 24 runs and drove in 23 RBI ... Tallied four stolen bases for the season ... Recorded a team-high 121 assists ... Went on an eight-game hitting streak from April 11 to April 25 ... Had six multi-hit games and six multi-RBI outings ... Finished the season with an on base percentage of .313 and a slugging percentage of .348 ... In the season opener, Flores bat 1.000 when he went 2-for-2 with one double, one run and drove in one RBI... Had a season-high of three hits twice throughout the season ... Had a big series against Arizona State where he went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI (April 5), and went 3-for-5 driving in two RBI (April 6).
2013 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League ... Earned First-Team All-Cape Cod League honors for his performance throughout the summer ... Named a starter for the Cape Cod League Eastern Division All-Star Team ... Played in 39 games with a batting average of .317 ... Had 44 hits, recording 13 doubles, two triples and one home run ... Chatham placed first the in Cape Cod League Eastern Division.
2013/SOPHOMORE: In his sophomore season at USC, Flores, who was hampered by injury, appeared in 25 games, making 24 starts while batting .256...He drove in 11 RBI and tallied one home run, one triple and four doubles...Got at hit in seven-of-eight games to start the season before missing almost two months with a wrist injury...Returned on April 19 at Utah and after going 1-for-7 in the first two games of the series, he went 4-for-7 with two doubles and one run scored in the rubber match to help the Trojans take the series on April 21...Lone home run of the season came on Feb. 26 in a victory over Long Beach State where Flores went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one driven in...Finished the season with back-to-back 2-for-3 outings with one RBI and one run scored at Arizona.
2012 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League ... Appeared in 20 games ... Drove in three runs and scored eight ... Chatham Anglers placed fourth in the Cape Cod League.
2012/FRESHMAN: Appeared in 44 games, making 41 starts during his true freshman season at Troy ... Batted .310, with 19 runs driven in, five doubles, two triples and two home runs ... Also scored 22 runs ... Had an on base percentage of .406 and a slugging percentage of .415 ... Appeared in his first 14 games primarily as an infielder/designated hitter, before moving to the outfield for the final 30 games he appeared in ... Had a season and career high four hits in a 4-for-5 game at Washington State (3/30), also scoring a career high three runs and hitting a career-high two doubles as the Trojans defeated the host Cougars 15-10, with eight runs scored in the top of the ninth... Had a season and career high five RBI performance at UC Riverside (5/23), going 2-for-3 with one grand slam, the first of his career ... His first home run of the season came on April 17 at Cal State Bakersfield .
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a four-year varsity letterwinner at St. John Bosco for coach Mario Cordero...ranked No. 37 in California by Perfect Game USA...Rawlings 3rd Team All-American and California All-Region 1st Team selection in 2011...participated in 2010-11 Area Code games...member of Milwaukee Brewers Elite Scout Team...Rawlings Underclass Honorable Mention 2009-10...he was invited to the 2009 U-16 USA Trials...played in 2008-09 Southwest Futures All-Star Game...a three-time All-Trinity League 1st Team selection...he played on the 2007 gold medal team at the U-14 Pan Am Games...drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 41st round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
PERSONAL: He is majoring in communications...parents are Javier and La Tonya...lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero...lists ASU's Corey Hahn as the toughest player he has competed against...chose USC for its high academic standing, great baseball tradition and to win a national championship...birthday is April 8, 1993.
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