1972 USC Trojans baseball
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
CBNo. 1
1972 record47–13–1 (14–4 Pac-8)
Head coach
Home stadiumBovard Field
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Division
No. 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
No. 1 Southern California x‍‍‍y 14 4   .778     46 11   .807
No. 30 California ‍‍‍ 9 9   .500     33 21   .611
No. 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, and fourth in five years.

Roster

1972 USC Trojans roster
 

Pitchers

 

Infielders

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

Catchers

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

Outfielders

Coaches

 

Schedule

1972 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
February
Date Opponent Score Overall Record Pac-8 Record
February 18 UC Santa Barbara 4–5 0–1
February 22 Cal Poly Pomona 7–4 1–1
February 26 UC Santa Barbara 4–5 1–2
February 26 UC Santa Barbara 9–6 2–2
February 29 UC Irvine 2–0 3–2
March
Date Opponent Score Overall Record Pac-8 Record
March 1 Chapman 12–7 4–2
March 3 Loyola Marymount 5–10 4–3
March 7 Pepperdine 17–3 5–3
March 8 at Loyola Marymount 6–10 6–3
March 10 at Fresno State 8–5 7–3
March 11 at Fresno State 4–5 7–4
March 11 at Fresno State 12–4 8–4
March 14 San Fernando Valley State 9–8 9–4
March 15 at Long Beach State 6–0 10–4
March 17 San Diego State 4–2 11–4
March 18 San Diego State 8–4 12–4
March 18 San Diego State 6–2 13–4
March 22 at San Fernando Valley State 12–2 14–4
March 23 Gonzaga 10–2 15–4
March 24 at Arizona 2–6 15–5
March 25 at Arizona 5–3 16–5
March 25 at Arizona 2–1 17–5
March 30 vs. Washington State 12–10 18–5
March 31 at Hawaii 4–0 19–5
April
Date Opponent Score Overall Record Pac-8 Record
April 1 vs. BYU 6–0 20–5
April 4 New Mexico 4–2 21–5
April 7 Stanford 0–2 21–6 0–1
April 8 Stanford 1–2 21–7 0–2
April 8 Stanford 3–2 22–7 1–2
April 10 Cal Poly Pomona 5–6 22–8
April 11 Westmont 1–2 22–9
April 14 at California 11–5 23–9 2–2
April 15 at California 2–1 24–9 3–2
April 15 at California 7–6 25–9 4–2
April 21 UCLA 2–1 26–9 5–2
April 22 at UCLA 5–2 27–9 6–2
April 22 at UCLA 10–0 28–9 7–2
April 25 at Cal State Los Angeles 14–4 29–9
April 28 California 10–0 29–9–1
April 29 California 3–2 30–9–1 8–2
April 29 California 8–0 31–9–1 9–2
April 30 California 10–3 32–9–1 10–2
May
Date Opponent Score Overall Record Pac-8 Record
May 2 Cal State Los Angeles 4–0 33–9–1
May 3 at Chapman 8–14 33–10–1
May 5 at Stanford 4–3 34–10–1 11–2
May 6 at Stanford 4–3 34–10–1 11–3
May 6 at Stanford 10–7 35–11–1 12–3
May 9 Long Beach State 6–1 36–11–1
May 12 at UCLA 8–6 37–11–1 13–3
May 13 UCLA 9–2 38–11–1 14–3
May 13 UCLA 6–7 38–12–1 14–4
Post–Season
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
May 19 vs. Washington State Bovard Field 6–1 39–12–1
May 20 vs. Washington State Bovard Field 8–7 40–12–1
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
May 27 vs. UC Santa Barbara Campus Diamond 9–5 41–12–1
May 28 vs. UC Santa Barbara Campus Diamond 13–6 42–12–1
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
June 9 vs. Mississippi Rosenblatt Stadium 8–6 43–12–1
June 11 vs. Connecticut Rosenblatt Stadium 5–4 44–12–1
June 12 vs. Arizona State Rosenblatt Stadium 0–3 44–13–1
June 14 vs. Texas Rosenblatt Stadium 4–3 45–13–1
June 15 vs. Arizona State Rosenblatt Stadium 3–1 46–13–1
June 16 vs. Arizona State Rosenblatt Stadium 1–0 47–13–1

Awards and honors

Daryl Arenstein
Same Ceci
Fred Lynn
Russ McQueen
Roy Smalley
Tim Steele
Greg Widman

Trojans in the 1972 MLB Draft

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

January regular draft

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

References

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1972". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "College World Series Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). 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.