The Trojans open a three-game series at Wake Forest on Fridady, Feb, 24.
Six pitchers and three outfielders were taken on the last day of the 2016 MLB Draft.
The senior RHP is the first Trojan arm to be taken in the draft and second overall.
The senior batted .387 to lead the conference.
The rubber match is set for 2 p.m. PT at Municipal Stadium in Phoenix.
2015/JUNIOR: In his junior season for the Trojans, Kriske appeared in 20 games with two starts...In his first start on February 24 versus Fresno State he pitched a season-high five innings...He achieved a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowed three hits and one run...Kriske finished the season with 27 strikeouts in 31.0 innings pitched...Recorded an ERA of 2.90 with a 2-1 record.
2014 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Palm Springs Power in the Southern California Baseball League ... Named Southern California Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year ... Went 7-0 for the season with a 1.94 ERA in 51 innings ... Lead the team in strikeouts, recording 48 for the season and only 12 walks ... Played with fellow Trojan teammate, Turner Clouse ... Team placed first in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League.
2014/SOPHOMORE: As a sophomore, Kriske made 12 appearances with three starts ... Pitched in 33.1 innings with 23 strikeouts ... Recorded an ERA of 3.51 and had a 1-0 record ... Earned his one victory on April 16 at Arizona State where he pitched a season-high of 5.2 innings allowing two hits, no runs and striking out one as the Trojans won 8-7 ... In his second start on April 22 versus Hawai'i, Kriske pitched 4.2 innings allowing six hits, two runs, walking three and striking out three. The Trojans came out on top with a final score of 10-4 ... Struck out a season-high of three on four different occasions.
2013 SUMMER BALL: Played for the LaCrosse Loggers in the Northwoods League ... Pitched in 18 innings in 11 games with 21 strikeouts ... Finished the season with an ERA 4.41 ... Lead the team in strikeouts per nine innings ... Loggers placed second in the Northwoods League Southern Division.
2013/FRESHMAN: As a true freshman in 2013, Kriske appeared in 13 games, 11 out of the bullpen with two starts ... His first career start came on March 20 at Louisville, where he threw 3.1 innings of work, allowing three runs on two hits, while walking one and striking out two in the loss ... He made a spot start on May 21 at UC Irvine, going one complete inning and allowing two runs on three hits, while walking one ... Finished the season with 14 strikeouts in 21.0 innings of work ... Tallied a career and season high four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work vs. Stanford (April 5) ... His longest relief appearances of the year were 3.0 inning outings on March 3 at Fresno State and April 2 at UC Irvine ... Tallied at least one strikeout in each of his first six outings ... Finished the season with a 4.71 ERA and an 0-2 record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity baseball at Palm Desert HS in Palm Desert, Calif. ... Played for head coach Darol Salazar ... As a senior in 2012, was named an Under Armour Pre-Season All-American, First Team All-Desert Valley League, First Team All-CIF and First Team All-State ... As a junior in 2011 was named an All-State multi-purpose player, All-CIF, All-Desert Valley League and DVL MVP ... Helped team to win CIF titles in 2010 and 2012 ... Threw a complete game shutout in the CIF Championship game in 2012 ... High honor roll all four years, Top 20 in class and an academic scholar.
PERSONAL:Undeclared major at USC ... Parents are Garret and Janice ... Has one sister, Sydney ... Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers ... Favorite TV show is Family Guy ... Favorite pastime away from baseball is ping pong ... Would like to visit Australia ... Favorite musical artists are Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz and Josh Turner ... Birthdate is February 3, 1994.
Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics