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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

    04/13/2014

    Trojans Blast Utah Utes 13-2 on Sunday to Take Series Victory

    The Trojans collected a season-high 19 hits in the win.

    04/12/2014

    Trojans Defeat Utah 3-2 in Walk-Off Fashion

    Reggie Southall delivers the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.

    04/10/2014

    Trojans Return to Dedeaux Field for Big Pac-12 Series vs. Utah

    Game one of the series is set for Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

    04/08/2014

    Trojans Drop 4-3 Heartbreaker at Pepperdine

    USC took the lead in the top of the ninth inning, but got walked off in the bottom half of the inning.

    04/07/2014

    USC Remains on Road, Travels to Pepperdine for Midweek Contest

    Trojans looking to even the series on Tuesday at Eddy D. Field Stadium

    02/19/2013

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

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

    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