Aggies get the tying run to third in the ninth before falling
Olson finishes with two hits, Novak extends hitting streak
UC Davis looks to continue climbing Big West standings in final series of the regular season
Blais allows just four hits over seven-plus innings, Novak collects two hits
Cardinalli finishes with two hits, Anderson extends hitting streak to 19 games
2017: Limited to just 21 games due to injury, making 15 starts... Hit .397 in 58 at-bats, scoring 13 runs, slugging four doubles, and driving in nine... Tied a career high with a trio of three-hit games against Saint Mary's (Feb. 17) and twice against Grand Canyon (May 18-19)... Finished the year on a nine-game hitting streak, scoring seven runs and driving in five.
2016: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Appeared in 37 games, making 27 starts at first base... Finished the year batting .257, with four doubles, 10 runs scored, and 14 RBI... Made just two errors in 246 chances (.992) defensively... Collected seven multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit performances against Saint Joseph's (Feb. 26) and CSUN (May 14)... Drove in a season-high three runs as part of his 3-for-5 day against the Matadors with a double and a run scored... Scored a pair of runs twice against Stanford (March 21) and San Francisco (April 5).
2015: Appeared in 30 games, making 10 starts as a first baseman and a designated hitter... Hit a career-best .250 with 10 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, and eight RBI... Finished with a career-high two hits in the second game of a doubleheader against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) with a double and run scored... Had hits in four straight games from March 1-8, including a career-best two RBI against Seattle on March 7, and three straight games with a run driven in... Slugged his first career triple against Nevada (March 3) and scored a pair of runs in the series finale with the Redhawks on March 8.
2014: Made 16 appearances for the Aggies, making five starts mainly at first base... Collected his first collegiate hit at Saint Mary's on Feb. 20 and added another at UC Riverside on April 17... Scored five runs overall and walked twice.
2013: Redshirted the season.
EL CAMINO REAL HS '12: Named to All-West Valley League first team and L.A. Daily News All-Area second team as a senior shortstop... Helped Conquistadors to City Section championships in 2010 and 2012... Also played fall ball with West Coast Cubs.
PERSONAL: Born in Tarzana, Calif.... Majoring in biological sciences... Parents are Alan & Julie Novak... Hopes to earn a doctorate before he hits the age of 30... Proudest personal accomplishment was leading El Camino Real to two section rings.