Sophomore slams his sixth home run of the season for an early Aggie lead
UC Davis opens a run of six games in eight days on the road at Creighton
UC Davis faces Utah Valley in three-game set at Dobbins Stadium
UC Davis kicks off four-game home stand against former conference rival
UC Davis travels to the Bay Area before celebrating seniors in the final home series of the season
2011: Started 38 games at catcher, making 41 total appearances... Finished with a .198 batting average (26-of-131) and scored 11 runs, adding 20 RBI, six doubles and three home runs, including a grand slam in UC Davis' 9-3 win over Cal State Northridge on Apr. 29... Went 2-for-3 with five RBI and a double at Santa Clara on Mar. 13... First home run of the year came on Apr. 19 at Cal as he finished just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle during that game... Also registered a double, a run and an RBI in the 4-1 loss to the Golden Bears... Kicked off a six-game hitting streak with his 3-for-4 performance against Cal State Northridge on Apr. 20 that included the grand slam... Scored two runs and registered career-high six RBI in the win, earning Big West Player of the Week and CollegeBaseballInsider.com West Region Player of the Week accolades.
2010: Started 46 of 48 games played, all at catcher... Hit .270 (40-for-148), recording 18 runs, 4 doubles and 23 RBI... Hit 2-for-4 with 2 runs against Sacramento State Mar. 6... Turned in a 3-for-4 performance at Fresno State Mar. 28 that included 2 RBI and a double... Knocked in a season-high 3 RBI at Cal State Northridge (5/2)... Rode an 11-game hitting streak that started with a 1-for-3 outing against Nevada Mar. 1... Hit .421 with 10 runs, 16 hits and 12 RBI during the streak... Also hit cleanly in seven straight games later in the season, starting with a 1-for-4 outing at UC Irvine Apr. 23.
2009: Started 37 of 46 games played, all at catcher... Hit 20-for-100 (.200) with 12 runs and 14 RBIs... Drew 15 walks toward .310 OPB... Knocked out 5 doubles and a triple... Went 3-for-4 and 2-for-4 in two games at San Diego State (4/4-4/5)... Including 2-for-5 game vs. Fresno State the previous week (3/31), hiked his average 80 points to .302 in that span.
ARAGON HS '08: Named to All-Peninsula Athletic League second team and Palo Alto Daily News All-County third team as a senior... Finished season with .456 on-base average... Helped lead the Dons to Central Coast Section playoff berths in final three seasons, including quarterfinal appearance in 2006.
PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif.... Majoring in mechanical engineering... Parents are Ed & Joyce Kalush... Older brother Steve plays baseball for Santa Clara.
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