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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.

1978 USC Trojans baseball
USC Trojans logo.svg
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1978 record54–9 (15–3 Pac-8)
Head coachRod Dedeaux (37th year)
Home stadiumDedeaux Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Division
#16 Washington State  x‍‍‍y 15 3   .833     41 17   .707
Oregon ‍‍‍ 7 9   .438      
Oregon State ‍‍‍ 6 9   .400     22 22   .500
Washington ‍‍‍ 5 12   .294     29 16   .644
Southern Division
#1 Southern California xy ‍‍‍ 15 3   .833     54 9   .857
#15 UCLA ‍‍‍ 9 9   .500     39 20   .661
California ‍‍‍ 6 12   .333     35 27   .565
Stanford ‍‍‍ 6 12   .333     35 20   .636
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1978[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

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.

Contents

RosterEdit

1978 USC Trojans roster
 

Pitchers

 

Infielders

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

Outfielders

Catchers

ScheduleEdit

1978 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post–Season

Awards and honorsEdit

Bill Bordley
  • All-America First Team[2]
  • Pacific-8 Player of the Year[2]
Rod Boxberger
Dave Engle
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Brian Hayes
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Dave Hostetler
  • All-America Second Team[2]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
Chris Smith
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Doug Stokke
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Tim Tolman
  • All-America Second Team[2]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Dave Van Gorder
  • All-America First Team[2]
John Wells
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]

Trojans in the 1978 MLB DraftEdit

The following members of the USC baseball program were drafted in the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1978". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "College World Series Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)"". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 4 July 2012.