Trojans and Ducks will meet in rubber match on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT.
Trojans evened the series with 13 runs on 15 hits.
Reggie Southall delivered big 2-out, 2 RBI single in the fifth inning.
USC is 8-0, off to best start in school history since 1988.
Sophomore lefty Bernardo Flores kept the Trojans in the game with 3.2 innings of 1-hit, 7-strikeout baseball.
2014 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska League ... Batted .259 in 32 games with 28 hits ... Recorded seven doubles for the season with 11 RBI ... Was a two-way player as he also pitched ... Pitched in 12 games and threw a total of 13.1 innings ... Finished the season with a 2.02 ERA ... Played with fellow Trojan teammate, Andrew Wright ... Oilers placed third in the American League of the Alaska Baseball League with a record of 20-25.
2014/FRESHMAN: In his first season of work for the Trojans, Paschke competed as both an infielder and pitcher ... As an infielder, he batted .250 and started two out of eight games ... Recorded two doubles ... Finished the season 3-for-12 with 14 runs ... His first career hit came on Feb. 16 versus Northwestern where he went 1-for-1 and recorded a double ... As a pitcher, Paschke appeared in 18 games with one start ... His first career start came on March 23 at Stanford where he threw 1.1 innings of work, allowing three runs and two hits, while striking out one ... Finished the season with 22 strikeouts in 28.0 innings of work ... Tallied a season and career high of four strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work at Oregon (March 16) ... Finished the season with a 4.82 ERA and a 3-3 record.
2013 SUMMER BALL: Competed for the Santa Paula Halos of the California Collegiate League, where he was named a 2013 All-Star starter in the CCL All-Star Game...Named to the First Team All-CCL team and was ranked the league's fifth-best hitting prospect.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at Valley Christian HS in Arizona, before transferring to Santa Barbara HS for his senior year 2012-13... 2013 Rawlings California All-Region First Team...2013 All-City High School Player of the Year...2013 First Team All-Channel League honors...In 2011 at Valley Christian HS in Arizona, led team to 2A state title, named sophomore baseball Player of the Year by ESPN Rise magazine ... All-Arizona state selection in 2011 and 2012...Four-time all-league selection ... Had 31 varsity career home runs.
PERSONAL: Parents are Mike and Sarah... Father played basketball at Baldwin Wallace....Uncle played football at ASU...Has one brother, Jake...Undecided major...Favorite athlete is Paul Goldschmitt...Favorite movie is Old School... Favorite television shows are South Park, ESPN, Blue Mountain State... Listens to Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Currensy... Hopes to play baseball professionally...Favorite foods include steak, tacos, pizza ...Birthdate is December 19, 1994.