UCSD Baseball BIO
16 Zander Clarke

NCBWA All-America Second Team ... ABCA/Rawlings West Position Player of the Year ... ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region First Team ... D2CCA All-West Region First Team ... NCBWA All-West Region First Team ... CCAA Most Valuable Player ... CCAA Newcomer of the Year ... CCAA Championship Most Valuable Player ... CCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... NCBWA West Region Player of the Week (5/8) ... CCAA Player of the Week (5/8) ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/15 and 5/23) ... Achieved CCAA Triple Crown, leading league in average (.409), RBI (61) and home runs (13-tied) over 44-game league schedule despite missing two due to injury.

Made 34 appearances with six starts as designated hitter and five in outfield ... Hit .153 with six runs, a double, two home runs, nine RBI, two walks, two hit-by-pitches, a .200 on-base percentage and .271 slugging percentage ... One multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games ... Played in 18 Pac-12 contests (.257, 6 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, .308 OBP, .457 SLG%), with eight starts ... Produced walk-off hit vs. Washington (4/9) ... Went 2-for-3 with double and home run at No. 18 Stanford (4/15) ... Home run at Washington State (5/12)

Made 12 appearances with two starts at first base ... Went 3-for-18 (.167) with four runs, a home run and three RBI (.250 OBP, .333 SLG%) ... Third on team with nine pinch-hit appearances ... Went 2-for-9 (.222) with a run and three RBI in Pac-12 play ... College debut came Feb. 19 vs. North Carolina, with first career hit at CSUN (3/8) and first home run vs. Arizona State (5/21), driving in three runs in first college start.

Redshirted the season.

Played for the Portland (Ore.) Pickles of the Great West League (GWL) during the 2016 and 2017 summers, earning selection to the GWL All-Star Game both years ... Unanimous selection for 2017 edition at Nettleton Stadium in Chico (7/24) in voting by league managers ... Hit two-run, opposite-field home run in third, leading GWL All-Stars to 11-1 win over host Chico Heat in front of 2,211 and earning GWL ASG MVP distinction (2-for-4, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI) ... Selected to participate in Home Run Derby prior to contest ... GWL Co-Player of the Week (6/26), going 13-for-24 (.542) with seven runs, four home runs and nine RBI over six games ... Had a monster night in 11-7 win at Yuba City (6/29), hitting a two-run home run in the third, a three-run shot in the seventh, and a bases-clearing double in the eighth, setting a Pickles franchise record with eight RBI (3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB) ... Went 3-for-4 with a walk, four runs, first home run and one RBI in summer debut (6/18) and had pair of games with two home runs ... Ultimately named to 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Summer Collegiate All-America First Team in outfield ... Voted by league managers as GWL Player of the Year ... One of three outfielders on All-GWL First Team ... Produced final slash line of .430/.543/.823 with 50 runs, 16 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, 56 RBI and seven steals ... Combined with GWL All-Star Game, slammed 15 home runs during 2017 summer ... Led GWL in home runs and second in hitting and RBI ... In 2016, batted .266 with 10 runs, seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and 18 RBI in 27 games, earning All-GWL honorable mention ... Played for the La Crosse (Wis.) Loggers of the Northwoods League (NWL) during the 2015 summer, batting .227 with 16 runs, three extra-base hits, eight RBI and four steals over 37 games ... Played in Thousand Oaks for the Conejo Oaks of the California Collegiate League (CCL) during the 2014 summer, batting .264 with 11 runs, four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 13 RBI in 28 games.

A 2014 graduate of Newbury Park High School ... Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner for head coach Matt Goldfield ... 2014 Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention ... All-Marmonte League First Team as a senior, when he hit .500 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 23 games and led NPHS to wild card round of CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs ... Team captain and MVP.

Born Jan. 19 in Los Angeles ... Given name is Alexander ... Parents are Stephen Clarke and Gayle Lampert ... Stepfather is Greg Lampert ... Has twin younger brothers named Chris and Zach ... Chris is a sophomore right-handed pitcher at USC, and Zach a sophomore shortstop at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps ... Political science (international relations) major with urban studies and planning minor at Roosevelt College ... A memorable baseball moment is winning 2012 CIF title at Dodger Stadium ... Favorite athlete is Hall of Fame Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.

CAREER HITTING HIGHS (at UCLA through 2017 season)
At Bats: 5, 5/21/16 vs. Arizona State
Runs: 2, 2 times (last 4/15/17 at Stanford)
Hits: 2, 4/15/17 at Stanford
Doubles: 1, 4/15/17 at Stanford
Triples: 0
Home Runs: 1, 3 times (last 5/12/17 at Washington State)
RBI: 3, 5/21/16 vs. Arizona State
Walks: N/A
Stolen Bases: 0


Position: Outfield
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Newbury Park, CA
High School: Newbury Park HS
Other College: UCLA
College: Roosevelt
Major: Political Science
Experience: Transfer
Zander Photos:
New Triton Ballpark AD