Ignacio Diaz
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Ignacio  Diaz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vallejo, Calif.

High School:
Bethel HS '13

Last College:
Napa Valley College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
C

Experience:
1V

Major:
Economics


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

05/24/2017

Aggies close regular season with three at UC Irvine

UC Davis looks to continue climbing Big West standings in final series of the regular season

05/22/2017

Aggies close home schedule with win over Pacific

Blais allows just four hits over seven-plus innings, Novak collects two hits

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 46 games, making 43 starts as the Aggies' primary catcher... Ranked third on the team with a .297 average, scoring 13 runs, collecting five doubles, slugging his first career home run, and driving in 20... Ranked fourth on the team with 12 multi-hit games -- including a career-high 4-for-4 performance in the opener against UConn on March 10 -- and drove in multiple runs three times -- including four at Creighton to go with three hits (two of those doubles) on March 26... Collected a nine-game hitting streak from March 6-April 1, and reached base safely in 15 consecutive games at one point... First career home run came at home against CSUN on April 2 as part of a two-hit day... Also finished with three hits against Saint Mary's on May 2... Defensively, threw out 17 runners attempting to steal.

2016: Appeared in 18 games, making seven starts... Finished the year hitting .267 in 30 at-bats, scoring six times, and driving in a pair... Made his Aggies debut with a start against Portland on Feb. 19, and collected his first career hit as part of a two-hit day against the Pilots in game two of a doubleheader the next day... Also had two hits and a pair of runs scored at CSUN on May 14... Drove home his first career run at Arizona State on March 11 and added a second RBI against Air Force on March 25.

NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
Played the last two seasons for the Storm at Napa Valley College... All-Bay Valley Conference first-team selection as a sophomore, batting .329 with 46 hits, 20 runs scored, and 23 RBI... Posted an on-base percentage of .442 and a .429 slugging percentage... Finished with a .993 fielding percentage, committing only two errors in 277 chances behind the plate, throwing out 21 runners to earn gold glove honors... An honorable mention all-conference selection as a freshman at Napa Valley, batting .280 with 35 hits, nine doubles, 19 runs scored, and 16 RBI.

BETHEL HS '13
Three year varsity letter winner for the Jaguars, earning first-team All-Solano County Athletic Conference honors as a senior, batting .354 with 29 hits and 20 RBI, while helping the team to a second-place conference finish and an appearance in the section semifinals... Hit .345 as a junior in limited action, with six of his 10 hits going for doubles and seven RBI.

PERSONAL
Parents are Ignacio and Hazel... Has two younger siblings, Roberto and Elias... Lived in Mexico during his freshman year of high school... Favorite movie is "Moneyball"... Sports hero is Eric Byrnes... Lists becoming a general manager of a professional baseball team as his career goal.

CAREER STATISTICS:
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO OBP SB
2016 .267 18-7 30 6 8 0 0 0 2 4 2 4 .389 0-0
2017 .297 46-43 155 13 46 5 0 1 20 16 4 19 .373 1-1
Totals .292 64-50 185 19 54 5 0 1 22 20 6 23 .376 1-1