Reggie Southall delivered big 2-out, 2 RBI single in the fifth inning.
AJ Ramirez led the team with four RBI.
USC starter Kyle Twomey threw seven innings of shutout ball with a career-high seven strikeouts.
The Trojans open up the 2015 campaign on Friday, Feb. 13 vs. Towson.
Many returning Trojans played summer ball for clubs from Alaska to Cape Cod this past summer.
USC Baseball vs. Nebraska Feb. 17, 2013 Dedeaux Field Photos by Pierson Clair
2014 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League ... Pitched in 14 games, making five start for a total of 40.1 innings of work ... Recorded an ERA of 2.23, while striking out 39 batters ... Played with fellow Trojan teammate, Timmy Robinson ... Firebirds placed second in the Eastern Division of the Cape Cod League with a record of 24-18...Named the 14th-best prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America.
2014/SOPHOMORE: In his sophomore season, Twomey made 19 appearances for the Trojans, including four starts ... Recorded an ERA of 3.11 in 55.0 innings pitched ... Finished with a 2-2 record for the season ... Held opponents to a .258 batting average ... Struck out a total of 50 batters, the third most on the team ... Had a season and career-high of six strikeouts twice, first on Feb. 23 versus North Dakota State in 5.1 innings and again on May 11 versus California in 4.0 innings ... Earned back-to-back wins April 18 versus Arizona and on April 22 versus Hawai'i.
2013 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League ... Named the No. 11 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America ... Appeared in 12 games with one start and threw in 23 innings ... Earned wins against the Chatham Anglers and Bourne Braves ... Recorded an ERA of 4.62 in 23.1 innings pitched ... Logged an impressive 31 strikeouts, only one strikeout behind the team leader who had 32 ... Played against teammate Garrett Stubbs in the Cape Cod Championship series ... Orleans finished in second place in the Eastern Division of the Cape Cod League, earning a runner-up finish in the playoffs to the Kettleers.
2013/FRESHMAN: Twomey made 16 appearances, including 13 starts for the Trojans as a true freshman ... Led the Trojans with 50 strikeouts on the year ... Threw a total of 71.1 innings and finished with a record of 2-8 and a 5.55 ERA ... First career win came as he threw a complete game vs. Cal State Northridge (Feb. 24) ... The freshman allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out five in the 4-2 victory ... Also earned a victory on March 17 vs. Oregon, where he went eight complete innings (second-longest outing of the year), allowing only three runs, two earned on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts as the Trojans won, 5-3 ... Tallied a season and career high eight strikeouts in a 15-5 loss at California (March 30) ... Struck out seven through five innings of work on May 4 vs. TCU ... Did not allow a hit and struck out two in an inning of relief work on March 6 vs. Cal State Fullerton ... Only in two of his 16 outings did he not record a strikeout.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity baseball at El Dorado HS in Placentia, Calif. ... As a senior in 2012 he was named the Century League Pitcher of the Year, All-Orange County All-Star, All-American, All-CIF and MVP of the National Classic ... In 2011 was also the Century League Pitcher of the Year, All-State, and an Under Armour All-American ... Earned All-League honors as a sophomore in 2010 ... Named Century League Rookie of the Year in 2009 ... Threw a no-hitter in the opening game of the 2012 Hard 9 National Classic with 14 strikeouts ... Drafted in the third round of the 2012 MLB First Year Player's Draft by the Oakland A's ... Had a 3.86 GPA in high school.
PERSONAL: An undecided major at USC ... Parents are Mike and Cindy ... Has one sister, Taylor ... Father Mike worked in the Tigers and Angels organizations as an athletic trainer ... Lists his biggest sports hero as Derek Jeter because, "The way he handles himself off the field is unmatched." ... Favorite movies are The Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds ... Favorite TV shows are The Office and Intentional Talk ... Would like to visit Italy and London ... Listens to Mumford and Sons, Nickelback and Coldplay ... Would like to play professional baseball after graduation and later either become a dentist or lawyer ... Birthdate is December 29, 1993.
Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics