May 30, 2023
Years Played for Crabs: 2023
Appeared in 38 games (32 starts) for the Wildcats in 2022, batting .299 with three home runs and 24 runs batted in. Hit the first home run of his Chico State career and drove in four runs February 5, 2022 vs. Saint Martin’s. Racked up eight multi-hit games, including a 4-for-5 performance February 6, 2022 against Saint Martin’s. Pre-Chico Days: Played two seasons at the College of San Mateo. Began his college career at Cal State Monterey Bay (2018–19). A 2017 graduate of San Marcos High School. Played three varsity seasons. Helped lead the Knights to the Avocado East League and CIF San Diego Section Division II championships in 2016 and 2017. First Team All-AEL selection and team Offensive MVP as a senior. Earned Second Team All-AEL honors in 2016. Twice named to the CIF San Diego Section All-Academic Team.
Personal: Born May 21, 1999, in San Diego. Son of Jonathan and Susan. Has one younger brother, Matthew. His mother is his hero. “Her perseverance through adversity and having the ability to provide for the family at the same time is something I’ll always admire. I love her to the moon and back.” Best advice ever received came from his mom: “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”
Majoring in kinesiology. Plans to either continuing to play baseball independently or overseas after graduating. Favorite courses at Chico State are Motor Learning and Human Performance and Principles of Team Sports. Chose to attend Chico State “because of the winning culture they have established here. Not just baseball, Chico State Athletics has mastered the path towards success and victory. For baseball, what Coach T has done for this program for decades has definitely inspired me to play ball here since I was in high school. Chico State is also an awesome environment to be around and lots of fun things to do and an exciting college town.”
Has learned by playing baseball that “by the time you know what to do, you’re too old for it.” Enjoys cooking, watching movies, going to the beach, and playing other sports when he has some free time. Claims his biggest talent outside of baseball is bodysurfing. At the top of his bucket list: “Travel to Italy, then work my way down to the Greek Islands.”