SMCGaels.com reviews seven memorable moments and movements from the 2017 season in honor of fall practice starting on Oct. 7.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Named to the All-WCC Freshman Team ... Appeared in 55 games and started in 48 of them as primarily an outfielder … Tallied up 49 hits and 26 RBI’s during the season and finished with 185 at bats (sixth on the team) … Racked up a season-high four RBI’s in a 15-5 win against Central Michigan on Feb. 26 … Recorded his first homerun in a 7-2 winning effort against Utah on Mar. 12 … Earned his second homerun of the season in a close loss to Loyola Marymount on May 8 … Totaled only two errors during the season … Appeared as a pinch hitter in the West Coast Conference Championships and NCAA Championships … Tallied up a four game streak recording one double each game from Mar. 5 to Mar. 15 and finished the year with 13 doubles in total ... Joined the North Adams Steeple Cats to play summer ball in the NECBL in Massachussetts.
SUMMER PLAY (2015): Was named the MVP of the Hamptons (N.Y.) League after winning the league batting title with a .360 average and finishing among the league's top-10 in hits, RBIs and runs scored ... Was also the MVP of the league's all-star game with a 2 for 3 performance and a two-run home run ... Helped lead his Shelter Island Bucks team to winning the 2015 Hamptons League championship ... Hit .435 with four RBIs and six runs scored in five playoff games ... Only struck out 10 times in over 160 at-bats during the summer.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirt season.
PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Was a four-year varsity standout for Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., graduating in 2014 ... Played in over 110 varsity games for the Panthers after starting as a freshman, playing almost every position, but primarily third base, shortstop and center field ... Hit .350 or better in all four of his varsity seasons, including a career-best .393 as a senior in 2014 ... Notched 15 doubles, scored 24 runs and carried a .986 OPS (on-base plus slugging) with 17 RBIs as a senior ... Helped lead Peninsula to three California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section playoff appearances, including the Division II first round (2011), Division III second round (2014) and Division III quarterfinals (2013) ... Hit .379 as a junior (2013) and freshman (2011) ... Also stole 19 bases in his high school career, including 10 as a senior.
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