The Trojans have won the last two series meetings between the two teams.
2012 As a freshman in 2012, Strahan made 22 appearances out of the bullpen for the Trojans ... Pitched a total of 26.1 innings, allowing 11 runs (only four earned) on 18 hits ... Struck out 18 and finished with a 3-3 record and a 1.37 ERA ... Also tallied two saves ... Picked up his first career win vs. Jacksonville Univ. (2/19) after throwing 1.1 innings of shutout baseball in relief, striking out two and allowing only one hit as the Trojans won 4-3 ... Collected his first career save at Long Beach State (2/21) after dishing out 2.0 innings of no-hit baseball, striking out one as the Trojans won 4-2 ... Also collected a win vs. Cal State Bakersfield (3/9) after throwing 1.1 innings of no-hit ball and striking out one as the Trojans won 6-5 ... Picked up his second save at Stanford (3/26) after coming out of the bullpen to throw 1.1 innings of no-hit ball as USC won 8-4 ... The third win of the season for Strahan came vs. California (4/7) after throwing 0.1 innings as USC won 3-2 ... Tallied a season and career high three strikeouts vs. Utah (3/16) and against Loyola Marymount (4/10) ... Had a total of five multi-strikeout outings in appearances that never were longer than 3.2 innings.
High School He was a three-time varsity letterwinner at Villa Park High for coach Scott Zine...posted a 1.48 ERA in 66 innings and held opponents to a .207 batting average with 16 walks and 55 strikeouts...earned all-county and team MVP honors in his senior year...drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 27th round of the 2011 MLB Draft...a four-time scholar athlete...also played basketball.
Personal He has not yet decided on a major at USC...parents are Timothy and Cheryl...lists Jackie Robinson and Mark Herzlich as his sports heroes because of their courage and determination...enjoys volleyball, football and the beach in his free time...came to USC because of the great academics and baseball tradition...birthday is April 18, 1993.