Game one of the series is set for Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
Trojans looking to even the series on Tuesday at Eddy D. Field Stadium
Trojans pounded out eight runs on 15 hits. Brooks Kriske was lights out in 5.2 innings of relief for the win.
Game is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Dedeaux Field
The Trojans will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dedeaux Field this weekend.
2013/SOPHOMORE: Nootbaar appeared in 20 games for the Trojans, mostly out of the bullpen, but made four starts on the season...Struck out 38 in 47.2 innings of work and finished with three saves, a 2-6 record and a 5.10 ERA...Earned his first win of the year on Feb. 20 vs. Loyola Marymount when he threw a hitless inning in relief...In his first start of the season, he tallied an impressive career-high 12 strikeouts in six complete innings of work at Fresno State (March 2)...His strikeout total was the most by any Trojan since 2011 and he struck out every Bulldog hitter at least once...Second-highest strikeout total on the season came in a strong relief outing vs. Arizona State (April 14), where he threw 3.0 innings, striking out five and not allowing a hit in the victory...Threw his first-career complete game shutout vs. Washington State on May 12, scattering seven hits over nine innings of work, striking out three and walking three in the 11-0 victory... Recorded a two-inning save vs. Oklahoma (March 8), and one-inning saves against Oregon (March 17) and Washington (March 22).
2012/FRESHMAN: Nootbaar made 14 appearances as a pitcher in his true freshman season, 10 in relief and four as the starter ... He tallied 35.1 total innings pitched ... Finished with 17 strikeouts and a 3.31 ERA, along with a 1-3 record ... Threw a season-high 7.0 innings in a start at Washington State (5/15) ... Allowed one run on seven hits ... Got his first career victory at Washington State (3/30) after throwing 2.0 innings of shutout baseball in relief, as the Trojans won 15-10. Also tallied two strikeouts in the victory ... Had a career and season high strikeout total of three twice, first against Loyola Marymount (4/10) and again at Washington State (5/15) ... Also made two appearances as a pinch runner, scoring one run in each appearance, vs. Cal State Bakersfield (3/10) and at Stanford (3/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a four-year varsity letterwinner at El Segundo High for coach Craig Cousins...posted a 1.38 ERA in 60 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .191 batting average with 17 walks and 65 strikeouts...he batted .424 with 27 runs, 10 doubles, five home runs and 27 RBI the same year...earned All-CIF, all-region, and all-area 1st team honors in both junior and senior seasons...named 2011 CIF Scholar Athlete of the Year...a three-time All-Pioneer League selection...as a junior, named 1st Team All-State, MaxPreps 2nd team All-American and Daily Breeze Player of the Year...ranked No. 39 in California by Perfect Game USA...also lettered in football all-four years.
PERSONAL: He is a human performance major at USC...parents are Charlie and Kumi...lists USC receiver Robert Woods as the toughest person he has competed against...enjoys playing volleyball and surfing in his free time...came to USC for the great education and baseball tradition...birthday is March 24, 1993.
Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics