LOS ANGELES--Walt Peterson, an All-American pitcher at USC who pitched a 9-strikeout complete game to lead the Trojans to a 5-2 victory over Arizona in the championship contest of the 1963 College World Series, died after a battle with lung cancer on Oct. 1 in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 76.
The 2019 MLB season saw the 114th USC alum (Garrett Stubbs) make it to the big leagues, the most of any collegiate program in the country, and saw another (Ian Kennedy) accomplish a feat only three others in the history of Major League Baseball have been able to do.
LOS ANGELES – USC baseball graduate transfer Ben Wanger helped Israel become the first team to qualify for the 2020 Olympics this past weekend when they won the Europe/Africa qualifying tournament in Italy.
LOS ANGELES—Cal Meier, an All-American shortstop who starred on USC's NCAA championship baseball squads in 1968 and 1970, died on Monday (Sept. 9) in Lakeside, Calif., of a stroke. He was 71.
LOS ANGELES—Frank Alfano, a 3-year starting infielder for the USC baseball team who starred on a pair of NCAA championship squads and captained the 1971 national titlists, died on Thursday (Sept. 5) in San Diego, Calif., of leukemia. He was 69.