Caleb Van Blake
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Caleb  Van Blake

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Benicia, Calif.

High School:
Benicia HS '15

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
IF/RHP

Experience:
1V

Major:
Computer Science & Engineering


06/21/2017

Aggies spread out for summer league assignments

UC Davis represented on rosters in seven different leagues this summer

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

05/20/2017

Seniors celebrated in Saturday's series finale

Cardinalli finishes with two hits, Anderson extends hitting streak to 19 games

05/19/2017

Aggies pile on late to even series

UC Davis backs another Justin Mullins gem as senior wins his third straight decision

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