1972 USC Trojans baseball team

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1972 USC Trojans baseball
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1972 record 47–13–1 (14–4 Pac-8)
Head coach Rod Dedeaux (31st year)
Home stadium Bovard Field
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Division
#25 Washington State x 14 4   .778     29 13   .690
Oregon 14 4   .778      
Washington 5 12   .294     13 18   .419
Oregon State 2 15   .118     13 24   .351
Southern Division
#1 Southern California xy 14 4   .778     46 11   .807
#30 California 9 9   .500     33 21   .611
#12 Stanford 9 9   .500     37 17   .685
UCLA 4 14   .222     32 33   .492
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1972[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1972 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1972 NCAA University Division baseball season. The team was coached Rod Dedeaux in his 31st season.

The Trojans won the College World Series, defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the championship game, winning their third of five consecutive national championships.

Roster[edit]

1972 USC Trojans roster
 

Pitchers

 

Infielders

  • Rob Adoplh
  • Daryl Arenstein
  • Ed Bowman
  • Terry Dedeaux
  • Milt Guggia
  • Jeff Port
  • Roy Smalley III

Catchers

  • Sam Ceci
  • Vince Moll
  • Ed Putnam
  • Mike Swiderski
 

Outfielders

Coaches

 

Schedule[edit]

1972 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post–Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Daryl Arenstein
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
Same Ceci
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[3]
Fred Lynn
  • All-America First Team[3]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[3]
Russ McQueen
Roy Smalley
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[3]
Tim Steele
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[3]
Greg Widman
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[3]

Trojans in the 1972 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the USC baseball program were drafted in the 1972 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

January regular draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Eric Raich RHP 1st 1st Cleveland Indians

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1972". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "College World Series Record Book". NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide". USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)"". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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