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    Jake Hernandez
    Jake Hernandez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

    High School:
    Los Osos

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 220

    Position:
    Catcher

    Bats-Throws:
    Right-Right

    05/28/2014

    Strahan and Davis Headline Trojan All-Pac-12 Baseball Honors

    Right-handed pitchers Wyatt Strahan and Kyle Davis earn All-Pac-12 honors.

    05/25/2014

    USC with a Statement 3-1 Victory to Take Series Over No. 1 Oregon State

    Kyle Davis throws first career complete game victory in just second career start.

    05/20/2014

    Trojans Suffer 17-3 Setback at Cal State Fullerton

    Despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Titan bats got the best of the Trojans.

    05/18/2014

    Trojans Host Grand Canyon on Monday Before Visiting Cal State Fullerton.

    USC with five games this week to close out the regular season.

    05/11/2014

    Trojans Unable to Overcome Early Deficit, Fall 4-1 to California in Rubber Match

    Redshirt junior Bobby Stahel led the way with two hits on the day.

    02/19/2013

    USC Baseball vs. Nebraska (Feb. 17, 2013)

    USC Baseball vs. Nebraska Feb. 17, 2013 Dedeaux Field Photos by Pierson Clair

    2014/SENIOR: As a senior in 2014, Hernandez batted .327 through 50 games, making 47 starts ... Went 56-for-171 for the season ... Only struck out 15 times in 171 at bats ... Tallied eight doubles and 20 RBI ... Recorded 21 multi-hit games ... Collected a season high four hits on March 2 versus Cal Poly where he went 4-for-5 with one double, scored twice and drove in two runs ... Went on a seven game hitting streak (April 22-May 3) where he went 15-for-30.

    2013/JUNIOR: As a junior in 2013, Hernandez batted .215 through 32 games, making 26 starts, mostly at catcher or designed hitter...Drove in 13 runs and tallied one home run and five doubles...Was 1-for-1 in stolen bases...Hit his sole home run of the season on April 16 in a victory over Loyola Marymount, where he and teammate Vahn Bozoian hit back-to-back home runs...Had six multi-hit games, including a season-high three hits when he went 3-for-5 with one double and one run scored vs. Fresno State (March 3)...In a victory over Oregon (March 17), he drove in a season-high three runs, going 1-for-4 with one double...Started off the season on a six-game hitting streak (Feb. 15-Feb. 23).

    2012/SOPHOMORE: As a sophomore in 2012, Hernandez appeared in 42 games, making 26 starts, mostly as a designated hitter or catcher ... He hit .286 (26-for-91) with 15 RBIs and four doubles ... He also scored eight runs ... Had an on-base percentage of .340 and slugging percentage or .330 ... Tallied a season high three RBIs at Washington State (3/31), on a 3-for-4 day ... Also had a two RBI-performance at Washington State (3/30) and vs. Pepperdine (4/3) ... First two-RBI day was at North Carolina (3/4) ... Also drew five walks on the season ... Tallied season high three hits at Washington State (3/31) and vs. Oregon State (4/27) ... Also had a season-high two doubles vs. Oregon State (4/27) ... Only made three errors in the field all season.

    2011/FRESHMAN: In 32 games, he made 12 starts as a freshman...batted .200 (12-for-60) with two doubles and six RBI...finished the season with a pinch-hit single on May 29 against Washington State...recorded a 2-for-4 day with a double and one RBI on Feb. 25 at No. 22 Rice...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his collegiate debut on Feb. 20 against North Carolina.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a four-year letterwinner at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., under coach Dominique Copas...rated No. 77 in the nation among high school players by Baseball America after earning All-CIF first team and Rawlings High School All-America honors as a senior...also earned All-Inland Valley and All-Baseline League honors...earned All-Baseline League second team honors in his freshmen, sophomore and junior seasons...drafted in the 22nd round of the 2010 major league baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers.

    PERSONAL: He is majoring in kinesiology...parents are Albert, Tom (stepfather) and De Ana...has one brother Damien and two sisters, Jackie and Brittany...lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero...favorite movies are The Hangover, Superbad and The Sandlot...favorite television shows are Family Guy, Two and a Half Men and anything on ESPN, The Food Network or The Discovery Channel...listens to Lil Wayne, Drake, 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Sublime and Nirvana...birthdate is June 5, 1992.

    Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SF-SH SLG OBP
    2011 32-12 .200 60 4 12 2 0 0 6 0-0 1 10 0 1-0 .233 .210
    2012 42-26 .286 91 8 26 4 0 0 15 2-3 5 11 3 1-0 .330 .340
    2013 32-26 .215 107 7 23 5 0 1 13 1-1 5 26 1 2-1 .290 .253
    Career 106-64 .236 258 19 61 11 0 1 34 3-4 11 47 4 4-1 .291 .274

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SF-SH SLG OBP
    2011 13-3 .158 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 3 0 0-0 .158 .200
    2012 21-13 .356 45 6 16 2 0 0 6 1-2 3 4 3 0-0 .400 .431
    2013 13-7 .229 35 2 8 3 0 0 6 1-1 0 9 1 1-0 .314 .243
    Career 47-23 .273 99 9 27 5 0 0 12 2-3 4 16 4 1-0 .323 .324