I know you guys don't pay a great amount of attention to USC baseball, but you may want to start keeping an eye on them. After a rough start the Trojans are getting hot and making a late run at a regional spot. Grant Green is healthy and raking, freshman Ricky Oropesa is stepping up and the lineup isn't striking out nearly as much. Brad Boxberger continues to be one of the conference's best arms, while out of nowhere Andrew Triggs is pitching well on Saturdays and Robert Stock has been lights out since moving to the rotation a few weeks ago.
The Trojans took the first two games from a top 15 Oregon St. team this weekend after a great start by Boxberger on Friday and a pair of ninth inning doubles to break a 2-2 deadlock on Saturday. Now SC will go for a sweep that will have them right in the thick of the regional picture. The biggest issue for SC right now is their RPI. Chad Kreuter watered down his schedule in hopes of racking up some early wins, but it didn't happen. Now that mediocre out of conference schedule is combining with a really poor Pac 10 to kill USC's strength of schedule and RPI. SC entered today #63 in the RPI. If they can get into the top 50 or 45 they will have a pretty good case for a regional bid.