Brad Pluschkell
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Brad  Pluschkell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pleasanton, Calif.

High School:
Amador Valley HS '14

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
IF

Experience:
2V

Major:
Mechanical Engineering


06/30/2017

Aggies shine on Big West All-Academic Teams

A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports

06/21/2017

Aggies spread out for summer league assignments

UC Davis represented on rosters in seven different leagues this summer

05/27/2017

Aggies outlast 'Eaters in slugfest finale

Hooper finishes a triple short of the cycle, collecting four hits and driving in four

05/26/2017

Late inning rally falls short as Irvine takes series

Aggies get the tying run to third in the ninth before falling

05/25/2017

Aggies drop pitchers duel in series opener

Olson finishes with two hits, Novak extends hitting streak

2017: Appeared in 50 of the team's 51 games, making 43 starts... Hit .177 on the year with a home run and 11 RBI... Also scored 16 runs on the season... Tied a career high with three hits against UConn on March 12... Finished with two hits against Utah Valley (Feb. 24) and CSUN (March 31)... Was a perfect 8-for-8 on the basepaths... Slugged his first career home run at Cal State Fullerton on April 9.

2016: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... The only Aggie to appear in all 53 games, making 50 starts... Hit .262 with nine doubles, two triples, 20 runs scored, and 14 RBI... Finished third on the team with eight stolen bases (in nine attempts)... Finished tied for second on the team with 12 multi-hit games and logged four multi-RBI contests... Set a season-high with three hits against Pacific (May 1) and tied the mark with a 3-for-5 finale against nationally ranked UC Santa Barbara (May 8)... Drove in a season-high two runs four times... Finished with a season-high eight-game hitting streak from April 26-May 8, batting .483 (14-for-29) with nine runs and three RBI... Finished with multiple hits in eight of his final 18 games on the year... Led the team, and ranked second in the Big West, with 12 sacrifice hits... Ranked No. 46 in the nation in sacrifices per game (0.23) and No. 39 in sacrifices.

2015: Appeared in 47 of the team's 57 games, making 37 starts on the infield and emerging as the team's starting third baseman mid-way through the season... Hit .227 with 15 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, and 11 RBI... Finished with five multi-hit games, including a career-high three hits against UC Riverside (March 28) and CSUN (May 9)... Also had two-hit games against Gonzaga (Feb. 21), UC Irvine (April 17), and CSUN (May 10)... Drove in a career-high two runs against Seattle (March 7)... Finished with hits in four straight games in mid-May, batting .583 (7-for-12) with three runs scored in that stretch... Walked twice at Santa Clara (April 28)... Ended the year with a .973 fielding percentage, commiting just four errors in 146 chances.

AMADOR VALLEY HS '14: Three-year letter winner for the Dons... Twice earned honorable mention All-East Bay Athletic League honors as a sophomore and senior... hit a prep-best .315 as a senior, scoring 23 times and posting a .462 on-base percentage... finished with 24 hits and batted .321 as a junior over 28 games, smacking six doubles and driving in nine runs... Helped the Dons to a CIF North Coast Section Division I title as a junior... A four-time scholar-athlete award winner.

PERSONAL: Parents are Paul and Elizabeth... Born in New Jersey... His brother, Tommy, played baseball at Cal Poly... Also has two sisters, Allison and Jillian... Father played baseball at North Park University in Chicago... Lists his sports hero as Robinson Cano.

CAREER STATISTICS:
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO OBP SB-A
2015 .227 47-37 128 15 29 4 2 0 11 9 1 33 .281 4-5
2016 .262 53-50 164 20 43 9 2 0 14 9 3 35 .313 8-9
2017 .177 50-43 141 16 25 3 0 1 11 8 3 38 .232 8-8
Totals .224 150-130 433 51 97 16 4 1 36 26 7 106 .277 20-22