UC Davis returns to action tomorrow (Feb. 19) at 2 p.m., facing Stanford in its home opener at Dobbins Stadium.
UC Davis represented on rosters in seven different leagues this summer
Van Blake's three-run blast breaks a seventh-inning deadlock
Anderson extends hitting streak to 15 games, Cardinalli finishes 2-for-4 to pace the offense
Garcia tosses three-hit shutout, Anderson drives in three more runs
VANDEN HS '16
Three-time Solano County Athletic Conference MVP and first-team all-league selection from his sophomore-senior seasons… Hit .425 with 27 runs scored, 28 RBI, and 10 stolen bases, while posting a .529 on-base percentage as a senior… Also collected all-state honors as a junior, batting .568 with a .600 on-base percentage, driving in 39 runs and scoring 33 runs… Earned Daily Republic Male Athlete of the Year as a junior… Hit .434 as a sophomore after batting .350 as a freshman, driving in a combined 46 runs and scoring 35 more… Posted a .500 on-base percentage as a sophomore and a .418 mark as a freshman… Also played four years of soccer as a center back, earning all-league honors three times while serving as team captain, and played one season of football as a senior, kicking nine field goals and helping his team to a league title.
Parents are Jose and Yolanda… Has two siblings: Lorenzo, his brother who also attends UC Davis, and Andres… Lists being selected for the Area Code Games as his proudest personal accomplishment… Favorite movie is "Forrest Gump"… If he could play any other sport at UC Davis, it would be water polo… Lists his hobbies as playing ping pong, hiking, and reading… Wishes he could have seen the Gettysburg Address… Bucket list includes taking his family to Europe, visiting every National Park, and climbing Mt. Everest.