Five 2012 USC players come to terns with major league clubs.
2012 Triggs made 16 appearances, 15 being starts on the hill for the Trojans as a redshirt senior co-captain ... Named 2012 Pac-12 Baseball Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Threw a team-leading 105.2 innings, resulting in a 5-6 record and a 3.49 ERA ... Tallied a team-high 85 strikeouts ... Also collected one save on the year ... Tallied a season-high 11 strikeouts in a complete-game loss vs. Utah (3/16), only allowing one earned run ... Struck out eight in his second complete-game of the season vs. California (4/6), where he earned a 2-1 victory ... One save of the season came vs. Cal State Fullerton (3/6), where he threw a hitless 1.0 inning to preserve the 7-4 victory ... In addition to the two complete games, also threw 8.0-8.2 innings on two difference occasions, first vs. Akron (2/24), where he went 8.0 and allowed only four hits and one earned run in a 12-1 victory ... Also threw 8.2 innings at Stanford (3/25) ... Earned First Team Pac-12 All-Academic honors.
2011 In his junior season, Triggs went 5-4 with a 3.67 ERA...in 90 2/3 innings, he allowed 94 hits and 37 earned runs with 28 walks and 72 strikeouts...he earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic first team honors...opponents hit .277 against him...threw three complete games...in his final game on May 27 against Washington State, he recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) with eight hits and two walks in the 6-2 win...his third complete game of the season came on May 13 in a 5-1 win over No. 6 Arizona State...allowed seven hits and one unearned run with two walks and six strikeouts against the Sun Devils...allowed only one earned run in 7 2/3 innings on April 29 at Arizona with two walks and four strikeouts...on April 21 at Washington, he registered a then-career-high 10 strikeouts in his second complete game of the season, allowing just one run on five hits with one walk in the 2-1 victory...became the first Trojan since Anthony Vasquez in 2009 to record double-digit strikeouts in a game...tied his then-career best with nine strikeouts on April 15 against Oregon, but still took the loss after giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings...on March 18 against Pacific, he threw his third career complete game in an 8-2 win...allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts...picked up his first win of the season on March 11 against St. Mary's, allowing two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings...recorded the no-decision in his season debut against Missouri with 4 2/3 innings and allowed just one earned run.
2010 As the team's No. 1 pitcher in the rotation, he went 2-7 with a 3.95 ERA in 11 starts...in 70 2/3 innings, he allowed 71 hits and 31 earned runs with 21 walks and 62 strikeouts...opponents his .257 against him...earned All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition...earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic first team honors with a 3.52 grade-point-average...threw seven scoreless innings, giving up just three hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in the win on April 30 against No. 19 Arizona...gave up just two earned runs in five innings with four hits, three walks and five strikeouts on April 16 at No. 3 Arizona State...threw a season-high 7 2/3 innings on April 11 against California, giving up four runs on nine hits with two walks and seven strikeouts...took the loss on March 28 at No. 19 Stanford, but allowed only three runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings...allowed four runs (all unearned) on four hits in 6 1/3 innings on March 12 at Hawai'i with three walks and five strikeouts...gave up just two runs (one earned) on five hits with a career-high nine strikeouts on March 5 against New Mexico...allowed four runs in seven innings with a walk and seven strikeouts in a 9-4 win on Feb. 19 at Cal Poly, the season opener for both teams...drafted in the 24th round of the major league baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians.
2009 He was the surprise of the team in his first collegiate action, going 5-3 with a 3.96 ERA and made 10 starts in 15 appearances...in 75 innings, he allowed 79 hits and 33 earned runs with 20 walks and 50 strikeouts...opponents hit .276 against him...earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention and Pac-10 Conference All-Academic first team honors...threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings in a relief apperances on May 24 at California, allowing only one hit...threw seven innings on May 19 against UC Riverside, allowing four runs (three hits) with three walks and five strikeouts...earned the win in a predetermined start with four scoreless innings on May 13 against Loyola Marymount as he gave up only two hits...tied his season high with seven strikeouts on May 2 at Washington with eight innings of work, giving up three runs on six hits...got the win on April 18 at No. 14 Oregon State with eight innings, giving up just two runs on eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts...threw a complete game against Oregon on April 10 and allowed three runs on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts...on March 22 against UCLA, he threw seven scoreless innings in the win, allowing three hits and striking out seven with two walks...celebrated his birthday on March 16 with his first collegiate win in his first collegiate start...against Winthrop, he scattered six hits in seven innings with two runs (one earned)...in a relief role, threw six innings on March 7 at Tulane and gave up two runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts...made his collegiate debut with one no-hit inning on Feb. 25 against Pepperdine...played for the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer...made five starts and had a 3-2 record with a 2.70 ERA and one complete game...in 30 innings, he allowed 27 hits and nine earned runs with 10 walks and 30 strikeouts...opponents hit .233 against him.
2008 He redshirted for the Trojans during the 2008 season...in the summer, he pitched for the Torrington Twisters of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, going 0-for-4 with a 5.71 ERA...he made eight starts in 10 games for the Twisters...in 34 2/3 innings, he allowed 39 hits and 22 earned runs with 26 walks, 28 strikeouts and a .279 opponents' batting average...received the Twisters' "Jeff Hourigan Sportsmanship Award."
High School He was a three-year letterwinner at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., under coach Thomas Wims...member of the squads in his sophomore and junior seasons that reached the Division III state tournament and were TSSAA Middle Region runners-up...went 3-3 with a 1.80 ERA as a junior...recorded 35 strikeouts in 30 innings before suffering an elbow injury that prevented from playing as a senior...named as a National Merit Commended scholar and was an AP scholar with distinction.
Personal He graduated last year magna cum laud with a degree in political science and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the Marshall School of Business...parents are Betsy and Austin...has one sister, Elizabeth...lists Greg Maddux as his biggest sports hero...favorite movie is Gladiator...favorite television shows are The Colbert Report and The Office...listens to The Allman Brothers, The Band, Brad Paisely and George Strait...birthdate is March 16, 1989.