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
UC Davis looks to continue climbing Big West standings in final series of the regular season
Blais allows just four hits over seven-plus innings, Novak collects two hits
2017: Appeared in 48 games, making 42 starts... Finished fourth on the team with a career-high .296 average with seven doubles, two triples, eight home runs, and 24 RBI... Scored a team-high 33 runs... Slugged a team-high .516 on the year... Set the program's Division I era record for career home runs with 17, stands tied for 10th on the all-time list in career home runs, and ranks second on the single-season list with eight... Finished with 11 multi-hit games -- including a season-high three hits four times -- while driving in multiple runs five times -- including a season-best three against Utah Valley on Feb. 25... Collected a season-best 11 game hitting streak from April 14-May 9... Had two hits in each of his final three games of the season, batting .600 with five runs and two RBI.
2016: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Appeared in 43 games making 37 starts... Finished the year batting .273 (fourth on the team) with 12 doubles, three triples, five home runs, and 28 RBI... Also scored 27 runs on the season while slugging .503 (fourth in the Big West) with a .365 on-base percentage... led the team in doubles, triples, home runs, and RBI, while standing second in runs scored... Walked 15 times on the season to finish third on the team in that category... Finished with nine multi-hit games on the year -- including a season-best 4-for-4 day against San Francisco on April 5 that saw him become the first Aggie since 2004 to hit for the cycle... Reached base safely in 16 consecutive games to tie teammate Tanner Bily for the longest such streak by an Aggie on the year... Also had three games with three hits against UC Riverside (April 3), UC Irvine (April 22), and Pacific (April 30)... Drove in a season-high five runs against the Tigers in the second game of the series, falling a double short of the cycle... Finished with two doubles in a game three times against Air Force (March 24), Hawai'i (April 8), and UC Irvine (April 22)... Following his cycle-completing home run against the Dons, also hit home runs against Pacific (April 30), Sacramento State (May 3), CSUN (May 13), and Long Beach State (May 20).
2015: Appeared in 29 games, including 11 starts, mainly as a designated hitter... After collecting just one hit in his first 17 games, he closed out the season strong, batting .303 (10-for-33) over his last 12 contests with seven runs scored and eight RBI... Finished with a career-high four hits, a double, a home run, and three runs scored at Pacific on April 26... Also had two hits in back-to-back games against San Jose State (2-for-3, a triple, two runs scored) on April 21 and Pacific (2-for-3, a triple, RBI) on April 24... Drove in four runs with a grand slam to help the Aggies to a 9-7 win on April 28 at Santa Clara.
2014: Appeared in 11 games, making nine starts, mainly as a designated hitter... Hit .235 in 34 at-bats with seven runs scored, a home run, and four RBI... Had his best game at the plate against Kansas State on Feb. 22, finishing 3-for-5 with a home run, a run scored, and three RBI... Also added two hits, two runs scored, and an RBI, against Portland on Feb. 21... Also scored twice in a game against Seattle (Feb. 16) and, again, against the Pilots on Feb. 23.
2013: A FAR WEST SUMMER LEAGUE ALL-STAR SELECTION...A FIRST TEAM ALL-HORIZON AIR SUMMER SERIES CHOICE FROM THE HUMBOLDT CRABS...Appeared in 34 games while making 21 starts at catcher and designated hitter in his first season with the Aggies...Hit .274 in 84 at-bats with 12 runs, three doubles, one triple, one home run and 16 RBIs...Posted his first career hit on Feb. 20 against San Jose State...Crushed his first career homer at Hawai'i on May 18, a solo shot to right field in the seventh inning...Went a season-best 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk against Santa Clara on April 30...Tallied in a season-high three RBIs in a 2-for-4 performance against Nevada on March 12.
RIVER VALLEY HS '12: Three-time All-Area and All-Tri County Conference honoree as a catcher... Set school records for doubles, runs scored and walks... Batted .364 with a .462 OBA as a senior, helping Falcons to 21-8 final record... Hit .386 with .529 OBA and .564 slugging as a junior... Scored 57 runs in as many games during final two seasons combined... Played two years of Legion ball for Colusa Cats, earning all-tourney nods at state and region championships... Named as team's Outstanding Offensive Player in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born in Yuba City, Calif... Parents are Brian & Stephanie Olson... Best facility he's played was the White Sox spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz.
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