AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2019
One of eight (from all levels of college baseball) Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Players of the Week (3/18), with the other seven (two other position players) from Division I (click here) ... NCBWA West Region Player of the Week (3/19) ... CCAA Player of the Week (3/19) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/20) ... Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Player to Watch ... NCBWA Preseason All-West Region Second Team shortstop ... Opening Day starter at shortstop and in leadoff position for second straight year at Concordia Irvine (2/1), scoring winning run on error in 10th inning after rallying from 1-2 deficit to draw leadoff walk.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2018
CCAA Freshman of the Year ... All-CCAA honorable mention ... Made Perfect Game Top NCAA Division II Freshmen list at No. 7 (9/28) ... Appeared in all but one contest, starting 59 at shortstop ... Made college debut as starting shortstop in leadoff position of batting order in opener at Concordia Irvine (2/8), finishing 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored ... First college hit came in first career plate appearance, a single up the middle on 2-2 count in very first frame ... Led Tritons with .375 (6-16) batting average, six hits, six RBI, nine total bases, three walks (tied) and .500 OBP during split vs. Cal State LA (4/26-28) ... Went 2-for-5 with one run and season-high four RBI vs. CSULA (4/27), with two-out RBI single in second and two-out, three-run home run in fourth ... Had UC San Diego's longest reached-base streak of season, getting on base safely in each of his first 31 collegiate games, and produced first double-digit hit streak of season, at 14 games (4/14-5/5).
Played in La Mirada for Southern California Catch of prestigious California Collegiate League (CCL) during 2017 summer ... Homered on back-to-back days to take over team lead at four, going 2-for-5 with a walk, double, two-run blast to left in fifth, three runs and three RBI in 13-6 win vs. Arroyo Seco Saints (7/20) to earn Catch's Co-Player of the Game, and then 1-for-2 with two walks, a solo shot, two runs and one RBI in 14-6 loss at Academy Barons (7/21) ... So Cal Player of the Game in 7-6 win at Orange County Riptide (7/16), going 2-for-6 with second home run of summer, of three-run variety, to break 1-1 tie in fifth ... Played for SoCal Giants during 2016 summer, and was chosen for Jesse Flores Scout Ball All-Star Game in October of 2016.
A 2017 graduate of Newbury Park High School ... Aided Panthers to Marmonte League title as a senior ... 2017 All-Marmonte League First Team and All-Ventura County Second Team ... Career .325 hitter, playing primarily at second base ... Team's Gold Glove and Scholar-Athlete awards as a junior, hitting .321 and slugging .410 with a .430 on-base percentage ... Added NPHS Silver Slugger Award as a senior.
Born Sept. 28 in Thousand Oaks ... Parents are Lane and Yoonie Whitcomb, who both attended Wayne State ... Has an older sister named Ashley and a younger sister named Kylie ... International studies-international business major at Sixth College ... Career goal is to play professional baseball ... Enjoys surfing and fishing ... Roots for Los Angeles Dodgers.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
At Bats: 6, 3/26/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-1
Runs: 3, 5 times (last 5/3/18 at Cal State San Marcos)
Hits: 4, 3/26/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-1
Doubles: 2, 4/15/18 vs. Stanislaus State
Triples: 1, 2/22/18 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
Home Runs: 1, 5 times (last 5/4/18 at Cal State San Marcos)
RBI: 4, 2 times (5/3/18 at Cal State San Marcos)
Walks: 4, 4/8/18 at Chico State-2
Stolen Bases: 1, 2 times (last 4/19/18 vs. Cal State San Bernardino)
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)