Hooper finishes a triple short of the cycle, collecting four hits and driving in four
Aggies get the tying run to third in the ninth before falling
Olson finishes with two hits, Novak extends hitting streak
Van Blake's three-run blast breaks a seventh-inning deadlock
UC Davis welcomes UC Riverside for final Big West Conference home series of the season
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.