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#1 Troy Cruz
Position: Infield/Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
City/State: Chula Vista, CA
High School: Bonita Vista HS
College: Warren
Major: Economics
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Daktronics All-America Third Team .... NCBWA All-America honorable mention ... Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... NCBWA All-West Region First Team ... All-CCAA First Team at utility ... NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team ... One of 12 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for April, when he hit a team-best .435 and went 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA over four mound starts ... NCBWA Preseason All-West Region First Team at utility ... Only Triton to start all 54 games, with 37 at third base, 13 on the mound and four at designated hitter ... Batted .326 with a 2.90 ERA over a team-best 87.0 innings on the hill ... Team went 10-3 in his pitching starts ... Posted an 8-3 personal win-loss record and produced one seven-inning shutout among four complete games ... Led Tritons with nine stolen bases, and added 33 runs, 11 doubles, three triples and 39 RBI.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
CCAA Freshman of the Year ... All-CCAA First Team at utility ... Local product who served in a variety of roles as a true freshman ... Began the season as the Triton closer before moving into the starting rotation, while also seeing significant action at second base and designated hitter ... Produced the only complete game by a UCSD pitcher on the year, throwing a seven-inning shutout vs. Cal State East Bay (3/29) ... Also combined on a 4-0 shutout vs. Cal State L.A. (3/16) to earn the win in his first collegiate pitching start, tossing the first five frames (3 H, 1 BB, 4 SO) Walked four times and scored three runs, both season highs, in a 10-2 victory in the first game of that doubleheader vs. CSULA ... Ultimately won each of his first five pitching starts, opening with a shutout streak of 16.2 innings ... Picked up three saves in February ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/18).

SUMMER BALL
Played for the Santa Barbara Foresters during the 2014 summer.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista ... Two-time All-Mesa League selection ... Barons' MVP as a senior and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Coaches' Award as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 28, 1993 in San Diego ... Parents are Vedasto and Kimberly Cruz, who both attended San Diego State ... Has two brothers named Jake and Kyle ... Economics major at Warren College ... Counts hitting a walk-off home run as a senior in high school as a top baseball memory ... Enjoys over-the-line, golf and fishing ... Roots for the Boston Red Sox, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Ducks ... Favorite athlete is Red Sox slugger David Ortiz ... Top movie is D2: The Mighty Ducks ... Listens to country music ... Loves french fries ... Lists his parents, grandparents and coaches as his greatest influences.

CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2014 season)
Innings Pitched: 9.0, 3/30/14 at Cal State East Bay-2
Hits: 10, 2 times (last 4/19/14 at San Francisco State)
Runs: 7, 5/4/13 at Cal State Monterey Bay-2
Earned Runs: 5, 2 times (last 5/10/14 vs. Chico State)
Walks: 3, 3 times (last 3/30/14 at Cal State East Bay-2)
Strikeouts: 6, 3/30/14 at Cal State East Bay-2

CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2014 season)

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB OAV WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2013 2.96 5-3 15 6 1 1/2 3 51.2 55 27 17 12 31 8 1 0 204 .270 0 6 0 1 3
2014 2.90 8-3 15 13 4 1/2 0 87.0 84 34 28 20 48 13 1 2 330 .255 1 8 1 4 4
TOTALS 2.92 13-6 30 19 5 2/4 3 138.2 139 61 45 32 79 21 2 2 534 .260 1 14 1 5 7

CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2014 season)
At Bats: 6, 2 times (last 2/21/14 at Cal Poly Pomona)
Runs: 3, 3 times (last 4/26/14 vs. Azusa Pacific-1)
Hits: 3, 8 times (last 5/1/14 at Cal State San Bernardino)
Doubles: 2, 4/12/14 at Cal State Stanislaus-2
Triples: 1, 2 times (last 4/17/14 at San Francisco State)
Home Runs: 1, 2/17/13 vs. Cal State Stanislaus
RBI: 4, 2/2/14 vs. Holy Names-1
Walks: 4, 3/16/13 vs. Cal State L.A.-1
Stolen Bases: 2, 4/11/14 at Cal State Stanislaus

CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2014 season)

Year AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT FLD%
2013 .286 31 29 98 18 28 5 1 1 13 38 .388 13 5 23 0 .390 2 2 1-5 .949 (35-58-5)
2014 .326 45 45 172 33 56 11 3 0 39 73 .424 17 10 28 3 .407 5 4 9-11 .905 (27-59-9)
TOTALS .311 76 74 270 51 84 16 4 1 52 111 .411 30 15 51 3 .401 7 6 10-16 .927 (62-117-14)

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2013
2014

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