Trojans enter the weekend on a one-game winning streak.
2012 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.