UC Davis looks to continue climbing Big West standings in final series of the regular season
UC Davis to honor seniors prior to first pitch in the series finale on Saturday
UC Davis welcomes UC Riverside for final Big West Conference home series of the season
Sophomore southpaw picks up his first career pitcher of the week award following shutout of UC Santa Barbara
Winners of three of its last four, UC Davis takes on Pacific in midweek clash in Stockton, Calif.
2011: Started 11 of the 14 games he appeared in, finishing with a 5.14 ERA and a 2-7 record... Allowed 100 hits and 51 runs, 43 of which were earned, in 75.1 innings of work... Struck out 64 batters, walking just 25... Struck out eight batters in season opener against Sacramento State on Feb. 20... Allowed just two runs while striking out six batters in 5.1 innings of work against San Francisco on Feb. 26... Followed that performance with eight strike outs on Mar. 4 against Fresno State... Dropped to a 3.86 ERA during Big West play, allowing just 18 runs on 58 hits.
2010: Started 14-of-15 games for team-high 95.1 innings... Finished 7-4 overall with 5.57 ERA, pitching three complete games in the first four outings to start the season... Recorded a team-leading 79 strikeouts and posted a career-high 9 strikeouts at UC Santa Barbara May 19... Season debut featured 9.0 innings with 2 hits, 1 run and 7 strikeouts in win against Utah (Feb. 19)... Turned in another complete game against Sacramento State (Mar. 5), giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 5... Went the distance in his next outing, going 9.0 innings with 5 hits, 3 runs and 7 strikeouts in 5-3 victory over Southern Illinois (Mar. 12)... Struck out 7 in 6.0 innings of work at Fresno State (Mar. 26) and fanned 7 in 8.1 innings against Long Beach State (Apr. 9)... Reached 8 strikeouts at Cal State Bakersfield (Apr. 16) and at Cal State Northridge (Apr. 30).
2009: Appeared in 17 games, including 8 starts, for team-high 67.1 innings... Finished 2-6 with 5.48 ERA... First career start was among his best: 7.0 innings with 3 hits, 2 ER and season-high 6 strikeouts in win vs. Fresno State (3/31)... Also finished strong, firing 5.0 complete with one unearned run and 4 whiffs vs. Cal State Northridge (5/23).
SANTA CRUZ HS '07: Captured All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League honors for three straight years... Posted 8-3 record with 2.20 ERA and 75 strikeouts as a senior, adding All-Santa Cruz County distinction... Went 3-2 with 1.24 ERA as a junior, 5-2 with 2.50 ERA as a sophomore... Team won All-SCCAL titles all four of his years, advancing to Central Coast Section semifinal in 2005.
PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif.... Majoring in human development... Parents are Robert Strickler and Linette Quist... Owned horses and was an avid rodeo competitor when he was younger... Sports hero is Satchel Paige... Career highlight was beating Los Gatos HS standout Kyle Blair with a complete-game victory.