Paul Politi homered twice while Steven Patterson posted five RBIs in a 19-8 win over UC Riverside.
2012: Entered the game as a pinch runner on Feb. 20 against Utah for his lone appearance of the season.
SOQUEL HS '11: Four-year All-Santa Cruz County Athletic League honoree at catcher, including first-team distinction as a junior and senior... Batted .488 with 22 RBIs as a junior, .412 with 4 homers and 24 RBIs as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Soquel, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Reggie & Kamala Silva... Oldest of three siblings, along with Ivan and Autumn... Career highlight was hitting a walk-off three-run shot in a tournament.