AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Appeared in 20 games and drew eight starts, with five as the designated hitter and three at third base ... Hit .270 (10-for-37) with seven runs, two doubles, one home run and eight RBI ... Had a pair of two-hit games, both in a reserve role, going 2-for-2 with a run and RBI vs. Cal State San Bernardino (4/21), and 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a season-high two runs vs. Azusa Pacific (5/14) in UCSD's opener at the NCAA West Regional ... First collegiate home run came in first game of doubleheader at Cal State Stanislaus (4/18), a pinch-hit, solo shot to right to lead off the eighth inning of a 10-0 victory ... Drove in a pair of runs with a pinch-hit, opposite-field double and later scored in the seventh inning of doubleheader nightcap at Cal Poly Pomona (4/4) ... Stole first career base vs. Dixie State (5/16) ... Longest hit streak was four games (4/18-21) ... Longest reached-base streak was 11 (2/21-4/30).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Appeared in just nine games after recovering from injury ... Drew three starts, all at first base ... Made season debut in first game of doubleheader vs. Azusa Pacific (4/26) ... Started the nightcap and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI ... Three hit-by-pitches on the year ... Handled all 35 defensive chances cleanly.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Appeared in 26 games with nine starts, all at second base ... Scored seven runs with four walks and five RBI ... Made college debut as a pinch-runner at Grand Canyon (2/9), scoring a run ... Drew first start in the doubleheader nightcap at Cal Poly Pomona (3/2) ... Started and collected his first collegiate hit at Sonoma State (3/10) with a first-pitch RBI single to left in the fourth, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs ... Added a pair of runs and an RBI via two walks in a start at Cal State L.A. (3/15) ... First extra-base hit came in the form of a double vs. CSULA (3/16) ... One multi-RBI game with two in nightcap vs. Cal State East Bay (3/29) ... Charged with just one error defensively in 41 chances (.976).
Played for the Alameda Merchants during the 2013 and 2014 summers, helping lead them to back-to-back Golden State Collegiate Baseball League titles ... Batted .340 (32-for-94) and slugged a team-best .500 with 24 runs scored and 17 RBI for the Merchants in 2013 ... Played for the Danville Hoots (2010-12) ... Selected the MVP of the Wally Kincaid Wood Bat Invitational in the summer of 2011.
A 2012 graduate of Dublin High School ... Three-year varsity baseball player ... Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) Gold Glove as the Gaels shortstop in 2011 and 2012 ... All-DFAL First Team as a sophomore in 2010 ... Hit .275 as a senior with a .398 on-base percentage, 11 runs, two home runs, 12 RBI and seven steals ... Batted .348 as a junior with a .412 on-base percentage, seven runs, two triples and three RBI ... Hit .329 as a sophomore with a .378 OBP, 12 runs and nine RBI ... Junior varsity Big Stick Award and Gold Glove Award as a freshman, when he also played football.
Born Dec. 18, 1993 in Tracy ... Parents are Butch and Laura Hobson ... Has one younger brother named Logan ... Management science major at Warren College ... Aspires to become a physician ... Counts being named the MVP of the 2011 Wally Kincaid Wood Bat Invitational as a top baseball memory ... Enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and working out ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers ... Favorite athlete is Giants catcher Buster Posey ... Top movie is Step Brothers ... Listens to 2000s Hip Hop Radio on Pandora ... Loves chicken ... Parents and coaches are his greatest influences ... Dubs himself a perfectionist.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2015 season)
At Bats: 4, 2 times (last 4/19/15 at Cal State Stanislaus)
Runs: 2, 3 times (last 5/14/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
Hits: 2, 3 times (last 5/14/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
Doubles: 1, 3 times (last 5/14/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
Home Runs: 1, 4/18/15 at Cal State Stanislaus-1
RBI: 3, 4/26/14 vs. Azusa Pacific-2
Walks: 2, 3/15/13 at Cal State L.A.
Stolen Bases: 1, 5/16/15 vs. Dixie State
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2015 season)