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USC Baseball Hosts Arizona, Heads to Long Beach State

May 5, 2022

THIS WEEK: The USC baseball team hosts Arizona for a three-game series starting on Friday and then heads to Long Beach State for a non-conference matchup on Wednesday.
Friday - USC vs. Arizona (Dedeaux Field), May 6, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Saturday - USC vs. Arizona (Dedeaux Field), May 7, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Sunday - USC vs. Arizona (Dedeaux Field), May 8, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Wednesday - USC at Long Beach St. (Long Beach, CA), May 11, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)
Friday -
USC: RHP Jaden Agassi (2-1, 4.34 ERA) vs. UA: RHP TJ Nichols (5-2, 4.41 ERA)
Saturday - USC: RHP Tyler Stromsborg (1-5, 4.45 ERA) vs. UA: LHP Garrett Irvin (4-3, 2.94 ERA)
Sunday - USC: RHP Charlie Hurley (5-1, 2.58 ERA) vs. UA: RHP Anthony Susac (4-1, 7.30 ERA)
BROADCAST INFO: All three home games this week will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network. Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Links to all of the broadcasts are available on the baseball schedule page at
FOLLOW: Fans can also follow the action through live stats on Live, in-game updates will be available for all games from @USC_Baseball on Twitter as well.
GET SOCIAL: Follow USC Baseball on social media to get updates on everything going on with the team this season. The Trojans can be found at @USC_Baseball on Twitter, @sctrojans_baseball on Instagram and USC Trojans Baseball on Facebook.
LAST WEEK: The Trojans won the opener at Washington State last weekend, before dropping the final two games of the series. USC bounced back with a 6-0 win over CSUN at home on Tuesday.
SERIES VS. UA: The Trojans lead the all-time series 125-112-1. The teams played in Tucson last season, with Arizona taking all three. The Trojans are looking to snap a six-game losing streak against the Wildcats.
SERIES VS. LBSU: The Trojans lead the all-time series 85-48. The teams last played in 2019, with USC winning both games. The Trojans have won 7 of the last 9 in the series.

  • The Trojans have turned 34 double-plays this season, an average of 0.83 per game, which is 4th in the Pac-12.
  • USC's 52 home runs are 4th in the Pac-12.
  • The Trojans are 2nd in the Pac-12 and 45th in the NCAA with 22 sacrifice flies.
  • Trojan pitchers have allowed 3.67 walks/9, the 3rd best mark in the Pac-12.
  • The Trojans have 4 players who have recorded a save this season; Matt Keating (7), Garrett Clarke, Carson Lambert, Nate Clow.


  • Rhylan Thomas has been on a tear over the last month. He comes into the weekend riding a 13-game hitting streak, recording multiple hits in all but 2 contests during the streak. Over his last 13 games, he has 29 hits and has risen to 3rd in the Pac-12 with a .362 batting average. Thomas is also the 2nd toughest player in the Pac-12 to strike out, fanning just once every 12.7 at-bats. Thomas leads USC with 22 multi-hit games (including a 5-hit game against CSUN) and his 1.50 hits/game are 4th in the Pac-12.
  • Tyresse Turner has the second best batting average on the team and 9th best in the conference at .350. His 14 stolen bases are 5th in the Pac-12. Turner has hit safely in his last 5 games. His 14 doubles are 11th in the league.
  • Charlie Hurley's 2.58 ERA is 3rd best in the Pac-12 and his 5 wins are 6th in the conference. Hurley has allowed 7.43 hits/9, the 7th fewest in the league. He had a career-high 7 K's last time out against Washington State.
  • Tyler Lozano leads the team with 10 HR this year. His 0.26 HR/game is the 6th best average in the conference. Lozano tied a USC record with 3 home runs in the opener against ASU, becoming the first player since Ricky Oropesa in 2010 to accomplish that feat.
  • Tyler Stromsborg's 11 starts are a team-high and 2nd most in the Pac-12. He has tossed at least 5 innings in all but 4 of his starts so far this season.
  • Carson Lambert's 1.06 WHIP is 4th best in the conferecne and his 1.87 walks/9 are 5th in the Pac-12. He's tied for the team lead with 21 relief appearances this season and his 5.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio is 5th in the league. Lambert's 3.53 ERA is 9th in the Pac-12 among qualifying pitchers.
  • Matt Keating leads USC and is 3rd in the Pac-12 with 7 saves this year. He's tied for the team lead with 21 relief appearances.