1978 USC Trojans baseball team

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1978 USC Trojans baseball
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1978 record 54–9 (15–3 Pac-8)
Head coach Rod Dedeaux (37th year)
Home stadium Dedeaux Field
« 1977 1979 »

The 1978 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1978 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached Rod Dedeaux in his 37th season.

The Trojans won the College World Series, defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the championship game for the Trojans eleventh and final national championship under Rod Dedeaux.


1978 USC Trojans roster




  • Dan Burns
  • Jim Connor
  • Dave Engle
  • Larry Fobbs
  • Dave Hostetler
  • Jim McDowell
  • Frank Pennachio
  • Gerald Price
  • John Stevenson
  • Doug Stokke




1978 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Bill Bordley
  • All-America First Team[1]
  • Pacific-8 Player of the Year[1]
Rod Boxberger
Dave Engle
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[1]
Brian Hayes
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[1]
Dave Hostetler
  • All-America Second Team[1]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
Chris Smith
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[1]
Doug Stokke
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[1]
Tim Tolman
  • All-America Second Team[1]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[1]
Dave Van Gorder
  • All-America First Team[1]
John Wells
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]

Trojans in the 1978 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the USC baseball program were drafted in the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft.[3]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Rod Boxberger RHP 1st 11th Houston Astros
Dave Van Gorder C 2nd 43rd Cincinnati Reds
Dave Engle 3B 3rd 66th California Angels
Dave Hostetler 1B 4th 87th Montreal Expos
Douglas Stokke SS 5th 115th Houston Astros
Chris Smith OF 11th 280th Texas Rangers
Tim Tolman OF 12th 297th Houston Astros
Jeff Schattinger RHP 12th 300th California Angels
Brian Hayes LHP 16th 411th Los Angeles Dodgers
Bob Skube OF 18th 456th St. Louis Cardinals
John Wells OF 19th 470th New York Mets

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide". USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "College World Series Record Book". NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)"". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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