2005 Trojans Defeat Alumni, 8-3, At Dedeaux Field
Jan. 22, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- The USC Baseball Alumni team rallied with six runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the 2005 USC Trojans, 9-8, at the annual Alumni Game held at Dedeaux Field (well, actually the 2005 team won 8-3, but it sounds more dramatic that way).
Former Trojan Greg Hanoian (1996-99) hit a solo home run for the Alumni team.
Close to 50 former players played in today's game, including two current major leaguers Barry Zito (Oakland A's) and Eric Munson (Minnesota Twins). Former USC head coach Rod Dedeaux also attended the game.
The Trojans open the 2005 season on Tuesday (Feb. 8) against San Diego State in a 6 p.m. game at Dedeaux Field. The game will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com.
2005 USC Alumni Roster
Spencer Gordon (2002-03)Sam Ceci (1970-72)Walter Dawkins (1992-95)Jason Brown (1994-97)Walt WellsfryRick RiceAnthony Reyes (2000-03)Mark Malconian (1979-82)Jay Jaffe (1968-69)Tony Nieto (1991-94)Abel Montanez (2000-01)Bob Leach (1975-76)Beau Craig (1999-00)Justin Gemoll (1999-00)Rik Currier (1998-01)Cesar Gomez (2000)Greg Hanoian (1996-99)Sam Ramirez (2001)Jason Saenz (1997-98)Brian VieiraJacob HoyJustin Paperny (1994-96)Brian Ponchak (1994-97)Jon Brewster (2001-04)Josh Persell (1998-01)Bill Peavey (2000-02)Travis McAndrews (2002-03)Alberto Concepcion (2000-02)Brian Barre (1999-02)Michael Morales (2001-02)Ricky HellandEric Munson (1997-99)Ken Guffey (1957-59)Ryan Stromsborg (1995-96)Dan Henley (1983-86)Joey Metropoulos (2002-04)Steve Smyth (1999)Barry Zito (1999)Steve Bast (1984-86)Camilo GomezMike KimballMark Todd (2000-02)Chris Ponchak
The USC baseball program thanks the alumni for participating in today's game.