Senior Ignacio Diaz finished 4-for-4 at the plate to pace the offense to a season high-tying 12 hits
UC Davis posts season-best run total to snap five-game skid
UC Davis opens weekend series at Oregon State before facing Oregon in a single game
Salazar finishes 2-for-3 to lead UC Davis' offense
UC Davis scores five unanswered runs to complete comeback from four runs down
2016: Appeared in 24 games, making eight starts... Hit .289 in 45 at-bats, slugging four doubles, scoring seven times, and driving in eight... Collected a pair of hits in four games, including back-to-back games against UC Riverside (April 1-2) and Cal Poly (May 27-28)... Drove in a pair of runs in each of the final two games against the Mustangs... Walked twice and scored a run at Arizona State on March 11.
2015: Appeared in 17 games, making three starts as a designated hitter... Hit .278 (5-for-18) with a double, run scored, and five RBI... Had single hits in five different games, including his first career hit against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) and his lone extra-base hit with a pinch-hit double against UC Riverside on March 29, driving home two runs... Also drove in runs against Gonzaga (Feb. 21), Eastern Michigan (Feb. 25), and Hawai'i (April 2).
2014: Redshirted the season.
RIO AMERICANO HS '13: Four-year varsity letter winner for the Raiders... Four-time All-Capital League first-team honoree... Two-time All-City selection as a junior and senior... Second-team All-Metro and All-State Medium Schools honoree as a senior... Four-year pitcher and infielder... posted a prep career-best 7-1 record in 15 games as a freshman with a 2.55 ERA and 55 strikeouts, including a no-hitter against McClatchy HS (he also hit two home runs in that game)... Finished with a prep career-best 2.37 ERA as a senior with 61 strikeouts and a .205 average against... Hit .429 at the plate with three home runs, nine doubles, and 22 RBIs, as a senior, slugging .670 and posting a .485 on-base percentage... also hit .380 with 18 RBIs as a junior and .376 with 12 doubles and 21 RBIs as a sophomore... Struck out 71 batters and posted a 2.48 ERA as a sophomore in just under 68 innings... Graduated as the school's career record holder for doubles and triples... Also played two seasons of varsity football as a junior and senior and one season of basketball as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in San Mateo, Calif... Parents are Juan Salazar and Karla Lacayo... Mechanical engineering major... Has four brothers: Andre, Sebastian, Juan, and Chris... His older brother, Chris, is a 2013 graduate of UC Davis... Four-year prep Scholar-Athlete.