• Triton Baseball Q&A (3/28/19)
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2019
All-CCAA honorable mention as first baseman ... CCAA Player of the Week (4/16) ... NCBWA Preseason All-West Region Second Team at designated hitter ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/20) ... One of three Tritons to start or even appear in all 57 games, all at first base ... In first year as full-time starter, led team in average (.335), runs (53), home runs (13), RBI (57), slugging (.611), walks (47), on-base percentage (.461), sacrifice flies (four-tied), putouts (451) and fielding (.992) ... Opening Day starter at first base and in cleanup position at Concordia Irvine (2/1) ... Went 2-for-3 with two walks, first home run of season, run scored and four RBI in home opener vs. Concordia Irvine (2/3), belting opposite-field, three-run shot to right center in third before rallying from 0-2 deficit to draw seven-pitch, bases-loaded walk in sixth for Tritons' final tally of 6-4 win ... Charged with four errors in 475 defensive chances at first base ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2018
All-CCAA honorable mention as designated hitter ... Made college debut as fifth-inning pinch-hitter in home opener vs. No. 4 Colorado Mesa (2/9) ... Smacked opposite-field, two-run home run on 1-2 pitch in top of ninth inning vs. California Baptist (5/19), providing what proved to be deciding runs to put Tritons into second straight NCAA West Regional final.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017
Played for Medford (Ore.) Rogues of Great West League (GWL) during 2018 summer ... Earned All-GWL honorable mention ... Played for San Diego Invaders of San Diego Coastal Collegiate League (SDCCL) during 2017 summer ... Previously played for Hitmen (2016), Ranchers (2012-16) and Crush (2013).
A 2016 graduate of West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch ... All-Foothill League First Team as a junior and second team as a senior ... Aided Wildcats to Foothill League title and CIF Southern Section semifinals as a senior ... The Signal's All-Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Second Team in 2015 and 2016 ... Slashed .350/.443/.510 as senior shortstop with three home runs, seven doubles and 22 RBI ... Hit go-ahead home run against Mater Dei High School in CIFSS playoffs ... Three-year varsity player ... Two-time WRHS Offensive Player of the Year (2015-16) and 2013 Defensive Player of the Year.
Born June 24 in Antelope Valley ... Parents are Stephen and Stacy Baumgartner ... Father attended UCLA and mother went to CSUN ... Has a younger sister named Amanda ... Psychology with a specialization in human health major with a biology minor at Warren College ... Would like to continue playing baseball after graduating from UC San Diego, and then pursue physical therapy ... Most memorable baseball moment and favorite UC San Diego moment is winning 2018 NCAA West Regional at Azusa Pacific ... Lists playing basketball as a hobby ... Roots for Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite athlete is Cleveland Indians infielder Jose Ramirez ... Top movie is Good Will Hunting ... Listens to Kanye West ... Loves lasagna ... Enjoys watching classic baseball games.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
At Bats: 6, 2 times (last 4/21/18 at Cal State San Bernardino-1)
Runs: 4, 4/14/18 vs. Stanislaus State-1
Hits: 4, 2 times (last 5/17/18 vs. Point Loma)
Doubles: 2, 5/9/18 vs. Cal State LA
Home Runs: 1, 5 times (last 5/19/18 vs. California Baptist)
RBI: 5, 4/21/18 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
Walks: 3, 2/11/18 vs. Concordia Irvine
Stolen Bases: 1, 5/4/18 at Cal State San Marcos
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)