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Anticipation
Both USC and UCLA went into the game with identical 12 and 3 records for the season. The Trojans take their pre-game stretch in the foreground. The Bruins line up in the background.
Meanwhile at the Prime Ticket Club
Chuck Gold of the West LA Marshall Partners, took the lead on planning the event and kicked it off with a warm welcome for all.
The Coach and His Co-Captain
USC Head Baseball Coach Frank Cruz, left, and star pitcher Andrew Triggs (one of the teams three co-captains) address the partners with an overview of the season to date. Coach Cruz showed up with a gift: a bat signed by all members of the team.
Turning Down the Giants for the Trojans
Andrew Triggs shares his story. He graduated from USC in May of 2011 with a degree in Political Science and was immediately drafted by the San Francisco Giants. But Andrew felt his work with the Trojan baseball team wasn’t complete. So he turned down the Giants offer, enrolled in the MBA program at Marshall and will help Coach Cruz build the team as he wears the Cardinal and Gold for two more seasons.
Guess What Happened to the Bat
Focused on the Marshall Partners mission to support faculty and student innovation through the Dean’s Exploratory Fund, Ramona Cappello calls an audible. Can you say, “Auction!?” Here, she deputizes Paul Gurrola official auctioneer. Paul is the Vice-Chairman of Marshall Partners, West Los Angeles. Ramona sits on the Marshall Partners Board and the Board of Governors at USC.
Let the Bidding Begin
Marshall Partners and guests bid on the bat Coach Cruz gifted to the Partners.
And the Winner Is...
Mr. Gurrola, the auctioneer, outbid the highest bidder and took home the bat. All had a great laugh and the Dean’s Exploratory Fund closed the day $300 richer.
Tough Game
Cross-town rivalry breaks a Trojan winning streak with a UCLA win over USC 7-2. A temporary set back for a great team. Fight On!
The Takeaway
Net win: An afternoon at Dodger Stadium filled with Marshall Partner camaraderie and watching two great teams play.