Baseball hosts CSUN in three-game series to kick off league play
Olson homers, Diaz extends hitting streak to eight, but Creighton digs out of early hole to take series
UC Davis faces Utah Valley in three-game set at Dobbins Stadium
UC Davis kicks off four-game home stand against former conference rival
A group of 22 Aggies pack their bags to spend the summer on diamonds across the country
CAREER NOTES: Finished his career as the school record-holder with 56 doubles during his four years... Also finished his career ranked among the UC Davis top 10 in numerous categories: tied for first in games played (210), fourth in at-bats (712), third in hits (238), sixth in RBI (122), and second in hit by pitch (52).
2015: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Started 56 of the team's 57 games at first and third base, as well as designated hitter... Hit .361 overall with 31 doubles, a pair of home runs, 43 runs scored, and 34 RBI... Led the NCAA in doubles, which also set Big West Conference (a mark that had stood since 1986) and UC Davis single-season records... Also ranked No. 67 in the nation in batting average, No. 172 in hits (75), No. 30 in hit by pitch (17), No. 137 in slugging (.558), and No. 74 in on-base percentage (.452)... Led the Big West on on-base percentage and doubles, while ranking among the Big West top 10 in average (second), second in slugging, tied for second in run scored, tied for second in hits, tied for seventh in RBI, third in total bases (116), and second in hit by pitch... Finished second on the team with 19 multi-hit games, including a team-high nine games with three hits or more... Tied a school single-game record with three doubles as part of a 4-for-4 day at Santa Clara on April 28... Also added four-hit games against Gonzaga (Feb. 22) and CSUN (May 9)... Had a double in six straight games from Feb. 22-March 1... Finished with four games with multiple RBI, including a school-record eight RBI against Nevada on March 10, slugging a pair of home runs (including a grand slam), a triple, and a sac fly... Finished with a season-best 11-game hitting streak from March 28-April 8, hitting .393 (11-for-28) with eight runs scored and four RBI, and another from April 19-May 9, batting .488 (20-for-41) with eight runs scored and six RBI... Named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on March 16, batting .500 (8-for-16) with a .500 on-base percentage and a 1.188 slugging percentage to help the Aggies down Nevada and take two-of-three from Fresno State... Named to College Sports Madness preseason all-conference second team.
2014: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Appeared in 53 of the team's 54 games, making 49 starts at third base, first base, and designated hitter... Batted .308 on the year with 20 runs scored and team high's in doubles (11), home runs (4), and RBI (34)... Named the Big West Player of the Week on Feb. 24 after hitting .474 (9-for-19) with four home runs, six runs scored, and seven RBI, at the Saint Mary's Gael Invitational... Tied for 10th in the Big West in home runs... Tied for second on the team with 18 multi-hit games, including five contests with three hits... Led the Aggies with 11 games of two-or-more RBI, including driving home three runs against both Portland (Feb. 21) and Hawai'i (May 18)... Hit in a season-high six consecutive games from Feb. 20-March 1, batting .407 (11-for-27) during that span... Ended the year with hits in four consecutive games, batting .500 (7-for-14) with a pair of runs scored and six RBI... Reached base safely in nine consecutive games from April 6-19, and the final six games of the regular season.
2013:ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Earned all-league honors after he hita team-high .359, which ranked No. 3 in the Big West Conference... In addition to his team-best average, he posted 24 runs, six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 28 RBIs... His .443 on-base percentage was the second best in the conference... Was hit by 21 pitches, which led the conference and tied the UC Davis single-season record... Matched second baseman Steven Patterson for the team-lead with 18 multi-hit games... Posted 3-or-more hits in five different games... Led the team with a season-best and carer-high five hits (5-for-5) at Saint Mary's on May 14... Went 7-for-13 in a three-game series against Cal State Northridge after going 6-for-11 the weekend prior at No. 23 ranked UC Irvine... Posted a hit in 19 of the first 24 games to start the season, including back-to-back three-hit games against Washington on Feb. 17 and San Jose State on Feb. 20... Homered against Utah on Feb. 24 and Saint Mary's on April 9... Stole the first and only two bases of his career thus far on May 7 against Sacramento State.
2012: LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN... ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Started 40 games, mostly at designated hitter, as a redshirt freshman... Finished the year hitting .302 and held a .450 slugging percentage with an on-base percentage of .392... Was second on the team with four home runs and 26 RBI... Had six RBI in second half of a doubleheader against Pacific on April 14... Drove in three and popped a home run in a losing effort against Cal Poly on May 5... First career hit came in season opener against Utah... Put together 11-game hitting streak during latter half of the season, starting with a 1-for-4 outing at UC Riverside on Apr. 22.
2011: Redshirted the season.
ST. IGNATIUS PREP '10: Garnered All-West Catholic Athlete League honorable mention as a junior, then improved to second team as a senior... Batted .328 (.357 in league) with 7 doubles and 3 homers in 2010... Hit 3-for-3 with 3 doubles vs. St. Francis in first round of WCAL playoffs that year... Finished .422 (.375 in WCAL games) with 4 doubles, 16 runs, 21 RBIs and 17 stolen bases as a junior... Batted .336 in WCAL play as a sophomore... Played summer ball for California Smoke, batting .402 (41-for-102) with 8 doubles, 17 RBIs, 20 runs and .475 on-base in 2010.
PERSONAL: Born in Torrance, Calif.... Majoring in economics... Parents are Kevin and Stacey Lynch... Has a younger sister, Katherine... Career highlight was doubling and tripling in a rivalry gave vs. Sacred Heart at AT&T Park.