Caleb Van Blake
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Caleb  Van Blake

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Benicia, Calif.

High School:
Benicia HS '15

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
IF/RHP

Experience:
2V

Major:
Computer Science & Engineering


05/24/2018

Aggies edged by Anteaters in series opener

UC Davis will look to even the series in game two set to begin at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow (May 25) at Phil Swimley Field.

05/20/2018

Aggies wrap up series at New Mexico

UC Davis will return home to Phil Swimley Field for its final series of the season, hosting UC Irvine beginning Thursday (May 24) at 2:30 p.m.

05/19/2018

Late rally falls short as Lobos even series

This weekend's series between the Aggies and the Lobos is set to conclude tomorrow (May 20) at 1 p.m. MT/ 12 p.m. PT at Santa Ana Star Field.

05/18/2018

Pluschkell, Anderson lead Aggies past Lobos, 13-8

Senior Brad Pluschkell notched a career-high five RBI, while junior Ryan Anderson finished 4-for-6 with two doubles to help UC Davis to a 13-8 win over New Mexico in Friday's opener at Santa Ana Star Field.

05/13/2018

Late homer lifts Matadors past Aggies

UC Davis resumes action with a mid-week battle at San Francisco on Tuesday (May 15) at 3 p.m. at Benedetti Diamond.

2017: Appeared in 33 games, making 31 starts... Hit .258 on the season with 18 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 16 RBI... Finished with nine multi-hit games on the year -- including tying a career high with three hits at Cal State Fullerton on April 8 -- and added three multi-RBI contests, driving in a career-high three runs at Nevada on May 16... Slugged his first career home run against Sacramento State on April 4 as part of a two-hit day and added his second two games later against the Titans on April 8... Also hit a home run at Nevada on May 16 -- a three-run shot that gave the Aggies the lead... Drew three of his six walks on the year in the regular season finale against UC Irvine on May 27.

2016:
Appeared in 21 games, making 13 starts... Hit .213 in 61 at-bats, slugging five doubles, a triple, and scoring seven times, while driving in nine... Made his collegiate debut on April 10 against Hawai'i as a pinch-hitter... Made his first career start at second base against UC Irvine on April 24... Collected his first collegiate hit and RBI at Nevada on April 26... Finished with a season-high three hits against Sacramento State at home on May 3, finishing a home run short of the cycle, while also collecting two hits against Pacific (April 30) and the Hornets (May 10)... Eight of his nine RBI came in a span when he drove in at least one run in seven consecutive games from May 3-15... Scored a season-high two runs at CSUN on May 14... Also made two appearances on the mound in relief, finishing with a 4.50 ERA in 2.0 innings, allowing a run on four hits and striking out one... Posted relief appearances against Cal State Fullerton (April 17) and Long Beach State (May 21).

BENICIA HS '15
A two-time All-Solano County Athletic Conference first team selection as a junior and senior, who hit .427 with 25 runs scored, 35 hits, and 24 RBI, as a senior... Finished with eight doubles, a pair of triples, and three home runs in his final prep season, posting an on-base percentage of .510 and a slugging percentage of .682... Was 1-2 on the mound in seven appearances, saving three games for the Panthers as a senior... Helped the Panthers to a pair of SCAC titles as a sophomore and junior, and a runner-up finish as a senior... Panthers advanced to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship game twice during his career, including winning a section title as a junior... Scored 17 runs and drove in 22 more as a junior, smacking six doubles and a pair of home runs for a .432 slugging percentage... Struck out 27 batters in 16.2 innings as a sophomore.

PERSONAL
Parents are John and Diane... Has three older brothers, Zac, Josh, and Gabe... If he could play any other sport at UC Davis, it would be football.

CAREER STATISTICS:
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO OBP SB
2016 .213 21-13 61 7 13 5 1 0 9 2 2 7 .258 1-1
2017 .258 33-31 120 18 31 5 1 3 16 6 2 15 .300 5-5
Totals .243 54-44 181 25 44 10 2 3 25 8 4 22 .286 6-6
 
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG ShO SV IP H R ER BB SO BAA
2016 4.50 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 .400
Totals 4.50 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 .400