Former Trojans Morgan Ensberg And Jason Lane Will Play In 2005 World Series
Oct. 19, 2005
LOS ANGELES - Former USC baseball players Morgan Ensberg (Hermosa Beach) and Jason Lane (Santa Rosa) will make their first-ever appearance in the World Series after the Houston Astros defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-1, in game six of the National League Championship Series. The Astros defeated the Cardinals, four games to two, to make the first World Series appearance in franchise history.
Ensberg, who played at USC from 1995-98, and Lane (1998-99) were members of USC's 1998 national championship team, the school's last and 12th overall title. USC now has a total of 25 World Series appearances credited to 16 different players.
The 2005 major league season was a banner one for the USC program as a total of 18 former Trojans played in at least one game. Besides Ensberg and Lane, the other former Trojans were Aaron Boone (Cleveland), Bret Boone (Minnesota), Jeff Cirillo (Milwaukee), Brian Cooper (San Francisco), Seth Etherton (Oakland), Randy Flores (St. Louis), Ron Flores (Oakland), Geoff Jenkins (Milwaukee), Randy Johnson (New York Yankees), Jacque Jones (Minnesota), Justin Lehr (Milwaukee), Chad Moeller (Milwaukee), Eric Munson (Tampa Bay), Mark Prior (Chicago Cubs), Anthony Reyes (St. Louis) and Barry Zito (Oakland).