• Triton Q&A (4/5/17)
AS A SENIOR IN 2017
CCAA All-Academic ... All-CCAA Second Team ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... One of just three Tritons to appear in all 63 games, and one of only two to start each one ... 41 starts at third base and 22 at second ... Produced all eight home runs of UCSD career ... 18 multiple-hit and 11 multiple-RBI games ... Top hit streak of six games, with 20-game reached base streak.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2016
NCBWA West Region Player of the Week (4/19) ... CCAA Player of the Week (4/19) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (4/18) ... Made Triton debut as starter at third base in opener vs. The Master's (2/6) ... Came narrowly short of blasting a three-run, walk-off home run vs. Chico State (5/12) at CCAA Championship, his effort ultimately hitting base of wall in left center for a two-out, game-tying two-run double on a 1-2 count ... Scored winning run on Steven Coe's walk-off single moments later to cap three-run rally in bottom of the ninth for 7-6 triumph that kept season alive.
Played for the Kenosha (Wis.) Kingfish of the Northwoods League during the 2016 summer.
AT UC SANTA BARBARA
Spent one season at Division I UC Santa Barbara of the Big West Conference ... Appeared in 13 games (three starts) as a sophomore in 2015 with two hits in 10 at-bats, a run scored, four RBI and two walks ... Made debut for the Gauchos as their starter at third base vs. USC (3/3), UCSB handing the Trojans their first loss of the season, 3-2.
AT MISSION COLLEGE
Spent his first year out of high school at Mission College in Santa Clara ... Played the 2014 season at third base for the Saints ... Produced a .396/.480/.568 slash line with 67 hits, 50 runs, seven triples and nine doubles ... Earned first-team all-state, first-team all-conference, first-team all-region, second-team All-America and Gold Glove All-America First Team distinction ... Committed just one error defensively in conference play ... Compiled a 16-game hit streak from March 13 through April 17 ... Registered a hit in 33 of final 35 appearances ... Team reached the super regionals ... Made the Dean's List.
A 2013 graduate of Westmont High School in Campbell ... Earned a total of six varsity letters between baseball and basketball ... Played shortstop and third base for the Warriors ... League and Team MVP as a senior, when he hit .460 and slugged .740 with a .491 on-base percentage, 46 hits, 30 RBI and 31 stolen bases.
Born Oct. 21 in San Jose ... Given first name is Justin ... Parents are Les and Terri Hearn ... Has a younger brother named Matt, the 24th-round selection (No. 709) of the Atlanta Braves during the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft out of Mission College ... Communication major at Marshall College ... Interested in pursuing a master's after completing his undergraduate degree at UC San Diego ... Favorite UCSD moment was rallying to walk off rival Chico State at 2016 CCAA Championship ... Lists basketball, beach and fishing among hobbies ... Roots for the Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks ... Favorite athlete is Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford ... Top movie is Miracle ... Listens to Future, Akon, Jake Owen and Rebelution ... Loves all forms of meat.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2017 season)
At Bats: 7, 2/27/16 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
Runs: 3, 3 times (last 5/12/17 vs. Cal State LA)
Hits: 3, 11 times (last 5/30/17 vs. Quincy)
Doubles: 2, 4/16/16 vs. SF State-1
Triples: 1, 6 times (last 6/4/17 vs. West Chester)
Home Runs: 1, 8 times (last 6/1/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas)
RBI: 4, 2 times (last 5/6/17 vs. Cal State San Bernardino-1)
Walks: 3, 4/2/16 vs. Stanislaus State-2
Stolen Bases: 2, 2/16/17 vs. Western Oregon-1
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2017 season)