2013: The senior member of the infield returns for his junior season as one of the finest-fielding third basemen in the country…anchors the defense with superb hands and a strong, consistent arm…will hit in the middle of the order, displaying good plate discipline, an effective approach to the ball, and the penchant for hitting to all fields.
2012: Anchoring the nation’s best defense at the hot corner for the second consecutive season, the sophomore nabbed virtually everything hit his way and was very consistent at the plate…started all 54 games in which he played…committed only six errors in 148 chances, posting a sparkling .959 fielding percentage…set a career-best with 118 assists, the second-highest mark on the club…posted a season-high seven assists vs. Patten on 2/11/12…had 14 games with two or more hits, including a pair of three-hit outings…went 3-4 with three rbi and two doubles vs. Fresno Pacific on 3/1/12…had two other games with three rbi…went 15-33 during a nine-game stretch in early March, driving in 10 runs along the way and lifting his average over 70 points during that span.
2011: Earning the starting job at third base out of training camp, the highly-touted freshman made 49 starts and put together a solid rookie year…led the team with nine sacrifices and was third in assists…finished fourth on the club in hits, runs scored, and hit by pitches…went 2-4 in his collegiate debut vs. Patten on 1/28/11 and recorded nine more multi-hit games…collected a season-high three hits twice, highlighted by a 3-3, three-rbi performance vs. Mt. Vernon Nazarene of Ohio in the NCCAA World Series on 5/19/11…ripped a pair of doubles to go along with a single, three runs scored, and two rbi vs. San Diego Christian on 4/18/11…had a season-high four assists on four occasions.
Wilson HS: Playing in one of Southern California’s premier programs, he was a three-year varsity starter for Coach Andy Hall and the Bruins…was a regular on the left side of the infield and also pitched…as a sophomore, he hit .333 with 16 rbi and no-hit Moore League opponent, Long Beach Jordan, as the Bruins advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division I championship game…in his junior year, he hit .312 with 18 rbi and earned All-Moore League first-team honors…capped a stellar prep career in 2010 when his .372 average and 25 rbi earned him first-team, all-league kudos for the second year in a row and a spot on the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s “Dream Team.”