UC Davis kicks off four-game home stand against former conference rival
Junior Orlando Razo earns his first win in almost two years; Hooper and Thomas leave the yard
UC Davis takes on Saint Mary's, Omaha, and host Rebels in Las Vegas
UC Davis plays 17 games against six teams that reached the NCAA Tournament, including three conference champions
A group of 22 Aggies pack their bags to spend the summer on diamonds across the country
2016: Appeared in 37 games, making 30 starts... The Aggies' leading hitter at .333 on the season, slugging five doubles, a triple, a home run, and driving in 19... Slugging .423 on the season with a .402 on-base percentage... Walked 12 times and scored 12 runs... Finished fourth on the team with 10 multi-hit games and tied for the team lead with five multi-RBI games... Missed 13 games toward the end of the year after fouling a pitch off his foot at Pacific on April 30... Posted a season-high six-game hitting streak from Feb. 26-March 9, batting .455 (10-for-22) with three RBI, while finishing the year reaching base safely in each of his last nine contests... Finished with a season-high three hits three times against Utah Valley (Feb. 28), San Francisco (March 1), and in the season finale against Cal Poly (May 28)... Drove in a season-high four runs thanks to a triple and a pair of walks against San Francisco on April 5... Finished with a pair of hits and drove in three against Air Force on March 25... Slugged his first career home run against UC Irvine on April 22.
2015: Appeared in six games as a pinch hitter... Scored a run against UC Riverside on March 29 after being hit by a pitch.
2014: Appeared in 12 games, making four starts... Made his first career appearance as a pinch-hitter on Feb. 15 against Seattle... Collected his first career hit at the Division I level in his first career start with a 1-for-2 performance at San Jose State on March 8... Drove in a pair of runs with a double against Long Beach State on April 13 for his first career extra-base hit... Also had a hit against San Jose State on March 9.
ST. FRANCIS HS '13: Hit .371 with 36 hits and a .466 on-base percentage as a senior for the Lancers to go along with 30 RBIs... Also posted a 1.27 ERA in just under 28 innings on the mound as the team's closer... helped the Lancers to a Central Coast Section Division I title as a senior with a 30-4 overall record, driving in four runs during the championship game against a Serra HS that listed future teammates Orlando Razo and Blake Peters on its roster... Named to the West Catholic Athletic League Second Team as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Monterey, Calif... parents are Raymond and Janet Cardinalli... has an older sister, Katie, and an older brother, Raymond... Community & Regional Development major... His father played football (1974-77) and baseball (1975) at Stanford... His grandfather, Sal, played football at San Jose State from 1951-53.