UCSD Baseball BIO
6 Shay Whitcomb

CCAA Freshman of the Year ... All-CCAA honorable mention ... Made Perfect Game Top NCAA Division II Freshmen list at No. 7 (9/28) ... 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 UCSD'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 the Southern California Catch of the prestigious California Collegiate League (CCL) during the 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 ... Previously played for the SoCal Giants, and was chosen for Jesse Flores Scout Ball All-Star Game in October of 2016.

A 2017 graduate of Newbury Park High School ... Career .325 hitter for Panthers, 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.

Born Sept. 28 ... Parents are Lane and Yoonie Whitcomb ... Economics major at Sixth College.


Position: Infield
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
City/State: Newbury Park, CA
High School: Newbury Park HS
College: Sixth
Major: Economics
Experience: High School
Shay Photos:
New Triton Ballpark AD