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    Dante Flores
    Dante Flores

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Norwalk, Calif.

    High School:
    St. John Bosco

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 185

    Position:
    Infield

    Bats-Throws:
    Left-Right

    05/19/2014

    Trojans Take Care of Business, Defeat Grand Canyon 6-3

    USC will travel to Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. contest at Goodwin Field.

    05/10/2014

    Trojans Fall 11-4 in Game Two of Series vs. California

    The rubber match of the series is set for 1 p.m. PT on Sunday.

    05/09/2014

    Trojans Pull Through for Close 2-1 Victory Over California in Game One

    Game two of the series is set for 2 p.m. PT on Saturday at Dedeaux Field.

    05/04/2014

    Big Eighth Inning Lifts Trojans to 7-1 Victory Over Washington State

    Trojans score six runs in the top of the eighth, breaking a 1-1 tie.

    04/24/2014

    Trojans with Commanding 10-0 Win in Game One of Series Against Crosstown Rival UCLA

    The Trojans have now won seven games in a row.

    02/19/2013

    USC Baseball vs. Nebraska (Feb. 17, 2013)

    USC Baseball vs. Nebraska Feb. 17, 2013 Dedeaux Field Photos by Pierson Clair

    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/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.

    Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SH-SF SLG OBP
    2012 44-41 .310 142 22 44 5 2 2 19 2-5 18 33 5 6-0 .415 .406
    2013 25-24 .256 90 11 23 4 1 1 11 4-5 6 22 2 1-1 .356 .313
    Career 69-65 .289 232 33 67 9 3 3 30 6-10 24 55 7 7-1 .392 .371

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SH-SF SLG OBP
    2012 27-26 .287 87 9 25 3 0 0 7 1-4 12 23 3 4-0 .322 .392
    2013 12-11 .256 43 4 11 3 1 0 6 1-2 1 12 0 0-1 .372 .267
    Career 39-37 .277 130 13 36 6 1 0 13 2-6 13 35 3 4-1 .338 .354