Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24 USC baseball announced Wednesday that the team will be partaking in two fall scrimmages this November with the University of San Diego and Long Beach State.Swinging for the fences · Sophomore outfielder Vahn Bozoian started 27 games for USC last season, hitting .224 with two home runs and 11 RBIs. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe Trojans will welcome USD to Dedeaux Field on Sunday, Nov. 17, and will travel south to play Long Beach State at their home stadium, Blair Field, the following weekend on Saturday, Nov. 23. Last season, USC defeated Long Beach State 4-1, but did not take on the Toreros.USD went 37-25 last season winning the West Coast Conference title and making it all the way to the NCAA Regionals before falling to Cal Poly and UCLA. Long Beach State finished 2013 with a 29-27 mark that gave them their third consecutive winning season under head coach Troy Buckley, who will enter his fourth season with the 49ers in 2014.USC looks to improve on a below .500, 20-36 overall and 10-20 Pac-12 record in 2013, which culminated with USC losing five of its last six games while being swept by crosstown rival and eventual NCAA champion UCLA. The Trojans did not qualify for postseason play.Second-year head coach Dan Hubbs returns 27 players from last year’s team, including the entire 2013 weekend rotation, which boasts senior left hander Bob Wheatley, junior righty Wyatt Strahan and sophomore lefty Kyle Twomey.Junior infielder Dante Flores should be able to improve the Trojans’ offensive output as he returns from injury, while outfielders Timmy Robinson and Vahn Bozoian all look to contribute to the cause in their sophomore seasons after successful freshman campaigns.The team also welcomes 15 new players, including a three-time Team USA alum in freshman Jeremy Martinez, and freshman infielder and pitcher Jeff Paschke, who was named the fifth-best hitting prospect in the 2013 California Collegiate Summer League.
Tipp FM Following the record attendance at this years’ All Ireland Ladies football finals, Cahill will oversee the development of the organisations’ Commercial and Communications strategy, as they aim to further expand interest in the game around the country. Tipp FM’s Straight Talk presenter Jackie Cahill has been appointed as Commercial and Communications Manager of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.He’s been reporting on the ladies game, as well as GAA, for over a decade, providing news and match reports to both local and national media.He’s also the author of a number of sportspeople’s autobiographies, including former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins, and Wexford boss and former Clare goalkeeper Davy Fitzgerald.