• Los Angeles Times Feature (6/11/17)
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2017
All-CCAA Second Team ... NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/23) ... Led team with 26 multiple-hit games, adding 11 multiple-RBI efforts ... Completed season with career-best 15-game hit streak ... Career year almost all across the board.
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2016
Appeared in 50 games, with 37 starts all coming in center field ... Shared team lead with Jack Larsen at nine multi-RBI games each ... Eight multi-hit games ... Longest hit streak of eight games.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2015
NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/19) ... Appeared in 55 games in the outfield, starting 43 ... Shared the team lead with 12 stolen bases, on 15 attempts ... Best game was vs. Cal State San Bernardino (3/21), finishing 3-for-4 with a double, home run, hit-by-pitch, two runs scored, two steals, and career-best four RBI.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2014
Had an incredible postseason in his first year on the field in a Triton uniform, earning selection to both the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team and the CCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Made college debut in season opener vs. Holy Names (2/2) as a defensive replacement in right field to begin the eighth ... Laced a 2-2 pitch down the left field line for a double in his first career at-bat in the bottom half of that frame, before coming around to score.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Redshirted the season.
Played for the Bellingham (Wash.) Bells of the West Coast League (WCL) during the 2016 summer ... Played for the Santa Paula Halos of the California Collegiate League (CCL) during the 2015 summer ... Hit bases-loaded, opposite-field, walk-off single to right in 10th inning to take season finale vs. Los Angeles Brewers (7/29), 7-6, as Halos completed summer on five-game win streak ... Earned selection to All-CCL Team as a centerfielder, having hit .309 (30-for-97) with 17 runs, eight doubles, one triple, 20 RBI, a team-best eight hit-by-pitches, and five steals on six attempts over 28 games ... Played for the Danville (Ill.) Dans of the Prospect League during the 2014 summer, scoring 11 runs and swiping nine bags on 11 tries over 19 games ... Played for SoCal Cardinals Scout Team Baseball in 2011.
A 2012 graduate of Loyola High School in Los Angeles ... Gold Glove Award in 2011.
Born Sept. 17 in Los Angeles ... Parents are Jacque and Rhoda Shirley ... Father attended UCLA, while mother went to Cal State Dominguez Hills ... Has a younger brother named Dustin, who was a junior infielder in the baseball program at Dartmouth in 2017 ... Economics major at Muir College ... Earning a Gold Glove in high school is a memorable baseball moment ... Winning the 2014 CCAA tournament championship is his favorite UCSD moment ... Favorite athlete is Yasiel Puig ... Top movie is Menace to Society ... Loves gumbo.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2016 season)
At Bats: 6, 3 times (last 2/27/16 at Cal State San Bernardino-1)
Runs: 3, 4/18/14 at SF State-1
Hits: 4, 5/17/14 vs. California Baptist
Doubles: 2, 4/5/14 at Cal State LA-1
Triples: 1, 7 times (last 4/2/16 vs. Stanislaus State-1)
Home Runs: 1, 4 times (last 3/21/15 vs. Cal State San Bernardino)
RBI: 4, 2 times (last 2/28/16 vs. Cal State San Bernardino)
Walks: 2, 5 times (last 5/14/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
Stolen Bases: 2, 4 times (last 3/4/16 vs. Cal State LA)
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2016 season)