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March 5, 1996 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zero point four nine. Contemplate that earned-run average for a second. Any longer and it will leave your head swimming. Zero point four nine. That was the ERA of Capistrano Valley right-hander Rik Currier last season. His sophomore season. Of the 29 runs scored against him in 13 appearances, only five were earned. But the county's lowest ERA wasn't the only impressive number posted last season by Currier.
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May 14, 2001 | LON EUBANKS
This has been a strange season for USC pitcher Rik Currier. Currier is rolling along with a 10-1 record for a team that is ranked fifth in the nation, but his effort has been largely overshadowed by that of teammate Mark Prior, who is 13-1 with a 1.34 earned-run average. "Yeah, it's weird having the year I'm having and not being much recognized for it," said Currier, a graduate of Capistrano Valley High. "But Mark is having a great year, and I'm happy for him.
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SPORTS
April 8, 2000
USC shuffled its starting rotation Friday night in its Pacific 10 Conference series opener against UCLA and the move paid off as junior right-hander Rik Currier came through with an impressive performance. Currier (Capistrano Valley High) pitched a five-hitter and struck out 12 as 14th-ranked USC defeated the No. 24 Bruins, 5-1, at Jackie Robinson Stadium. USC improved to 23-11 overall and took over sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 with a 6-1 record.
SPORTS
June 10, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
If you just look at the numbers, Rik Currier would have been selected by someone in this week's baseball draft. Currier, who is from Dana Point, is a junior at USC. He is the ace of the staff who will pitch the opener for the Trojans today against Florida State in the College World Series. Currier has a 14-3 record this year and a 3.22 earned-run average. He is third on USC's all-time strikeout list with 325, ahead of Randy Johnson (206) and Bill Lee (211).
SPORTS
June 10, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
If you just look at the numbers, Rik Currier would have been selected by someone in this week's baseball draft. Currier, who is from Dana Point, is a junior at USC. He is the ace of the staff who will pitch the opener for the Trojans today against Florida State in the College World Series. Currier has a 14-3 record this year and a 3.22 earned-run average. He is third on USC's all-time strikeout list with 325, ahead of Randy Johnson (206) and Bill Lee (211).
SPORTS
June 3, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
USC starter Rik Currier kept Georgia Tech's hot-hitting offense off balance for 7 2/3 innings, leaving the Trojans one win away from advancing to the College World Series after a 7-2 victory Friday night at Atlanta. Currier yielded two runs on nine hits in Game 1 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball super-regional at Russ Chandler Stadium. Currier (14-3) struck out six. Anthony Lunetta and Josh Persell hit two home runs each for USC (42-18) and Seth Davidson added three hits.
SPORTS
May 14, 2001 | LON EUBANKS
This has been a strange season for USC pitcher Rik Currier. Currier is rolling along with a 10-1 record for a team that is ranked fifth in the nation, but his effort has been largely overshadowed by that of teammate Mark Prior, who is 13-1 with a 1.34 earned-run average. "Yeah, it's weird having the year I'm having and not being much recognized for it," said Currier, a graduate of Capistrano Valley High. "But Mark is having a great year, and I'm happy for him.
SPORTS
May 11, 2000 | LON EUBANKS
Rik Currier says he's having fun again. It wasn't always that way last season, when the USC pitcher had a 5-7 record and a 6.38 earned-run average. "I think I took everything too seriously then," Currier said. "I was spending too much time analyzing the way I was pitching, and trying to fix every little thing. This year, I'm just going out and throwing the ball and trying to have fun." It seems to be working. Currier, who pitched for Capistrano Valley High, is 10-3 with a 3.57 ERA.
SPORTS
June 10, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rik Currier will be on the mound today at Rosenblatt Stadium for the first time since deliriously dog-piling there with his USC teammates after winning the 1998 College World Series. Currier was a freshman then. After beating Mississippi State in his first World Series start, he started the championship game against Arizona State but was knocked out after 1 1/3 innings of a 21-14 Trojan victory. "I'm looking forward to getting out there on the mound again," Currier said.
SPORTS
May 24, 2000
Mike Kolbach of UC Santa Barbara, a junior from Mater Dei, was selected Big West baseball player of the week for going 6 for 11 with four runs batted in to help the Gauchos win two of three in a series against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo last weekend. * Rik Currier, a junior from USC and Capistrano Valley High, was selected co-pitcher of the year in the Pac-10, along with Justin Wayne of Stanford. Currier led the Trojans with a 12-3 record, 3.26 earned-run average and 122 strikeouts in 102
SPORTS
June 10, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rik Currier will be on the mound today at Rosenblatt Stadium for the first time since deliriously dog-piling there with his USC teammates after winning the 1998 College World Series. Currier was a freshman then. After beating Mississippi State in his first World Series start, he started the championship game against Arizona State but was knocked out after 1 1/3 innings of a 21-14 Trojan victory. "I'm looking forward to getting out there on the mound again," Currier said.
SPORTS
June 3, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
USC starter Rik Currier kept Georgia Tech's hot-hitting offense off balance for 7 2/3 innings, leaving the Trojans one win away from advancing to the College World Series after a 7-2 victory Friday night at Atlanta. Currier yielded two runs on nine hits in Game 1 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball super-regional at Russ Chandler Stadium. Currier (14-3) struck out six. Anthony Lunetta and Josh Persell hit two home runs each for USC (42-18) and Seth Davidson added three hits.
SPORTS
May 11, 2000 | LON EUBANKS
Rik Currier says he's having fun again. It wasn't always that way last season, when the USC pitcher had a 5-7 record and a 6.38 earned-run average. "I think I took everything too seriously then," Currier said. "I was spending too much time analyzing the way I was pitching, and trying to fix every little thing. This year, I'm just going out and throwing the ball and trying to have fun." It seems to be working. Currier, who pitched for Capistrano Valley High, is 10-3 with a 3.57 ERA.
SPORTS
April 8, 2000
USC shuffled its starting rotation Friday night in its Pacific 10 Conference series opener against UCLA and the move paid off as junior right-hander Rik Currier came through with an impressive performance. Currier (Capistrano Valley High) pitched a five-hitter and struck out 12 as 14th-ranked USC defeated the No. 24 Bruins, 5-1, at Jackie Robinson Stadium. USC improved to 23-11 overall and took over sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 with a 6-1 record.
NEWS
March 5, 1996 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zero point four nine. Contemplate that earned-run average for a second. Any longer and it will leave your head swimming. Zero point four nine. That was the ERA of Capistrano Valley right-hander Rik Currier last season. His sophomore season. Of the 29 runs scored against him in 13 appearances, only five were earned. But the county's lowest ERA wasn't the only impressive number posted last season by Currier.
SPORTS
May 27, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson was selected to Collegiate Baseball's All-American team, which was announced Friday. Johnson, the Titan career leader in strikeouts, was one of six pitchers named to the first team. Louisiana State's Brad Cresse, who played at Marina High, also earned first-team honors at catcher. Cresse has hit 25 home runs this season and is batting .393. Two other former Orange County players were honored.
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