Baseball
    2012 USC Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked No. 19 by Baseball America
    USC baseball and the 2012 recruiting class are in the midst of fall practice.
    USC baseball and the 2012 recruiting class are in the midst of fall practice.

    Oct. 26, 2012

    LOS ANGELES - Baseball America recently ranked the 2012 USC recruiting class the 19th-best in the nation. The class of 19 student-athletes is headlined by unsigned 2012 MLB Draft picks pitcher Kyle Twomey and outfielder Timmy Robinson.

    The highly decorated class is comprised of seven pitchers, 11 position players and one two-way player. Left-handed pitcher Twomey (Placentia, Calif./El Dorado HS) was a third round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics, while outfielder Robinson (Westminster, Calif./Ocean View HS) was selected in the 31st round by the Minnesota Twins. In fall practice, Twomey has taken the hill five times, throwing 10.0 innings and striking out 10 while allowing only two runs. At the dish, the outfielder Robinson has tallied two RBIs on six hits.

    The Trojans also bring in leadership and collegiate level experience with University of Pennsylvania transfer outfielder Greg Zebrack(Northridge, Calif./UPenn/Campbell Hall). Zebrack, a two-time All-Ivy League selection, has shown some pop during fall practice, knocking two bombs while hitting .500 in nine split squad scrimmages.

    Another outfielder having a strong fall is freshman Vahn Bozoian(Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala HS), who is hitting .409 with five RBIs and two doubles through eight split squad scrimmages.

    The 2012 recruiting class was previously ranked No. 24 in the nation by another publication, Collegiate Baseball.

    The Trojans continue fall practice and split squad scrimmages, with seven-inning competitions set for Friday (Oct. 26), Saturday (Oct. 27) and Sunday (Oct. 28).