22 - David Flores|
|Hometown:||Union City, Calif.|
|Previous School:||James Logan HS|
Named preseason all-Western Athletic Conference.
AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Batted .311 last season and was named first team all-WAC for his efforts as the Hornets everyday third basemen…started 55-of-57 games…second on the team with 66 hits and 30 runs scored…was caught stealing just three times in 14 tries…hit .367 during the final two months of play, while connecting on four of his five home runs during that time…posted his best numbers of the season vs. Hawai’i on April 7, going 3-for-4 with three RBI…had four multi-RBI games during the season…recorded a .950 fielding percentage with 93 assists at the hot corner...collected a 14 game hitting streak (4/21-5/13), the sixth longest in school history...also entered the school’s record books with 26 times being hit by a pitch in his career, which ties him for fifth in school history...is just one double shy of entering the career top ten list.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Had the breakout season his coaches expected, batting .331 on the year...was second on the team with a .485 slugging percentage and a .422 on-base percentage...led the team with 16 doubles and tied for the team lead with 28 RBIs...totaled 54 hits and 29 runs scored with three home runs...also walked 18 times...established himself as one of the top players in the WAC, named to the all-WAC second team after leading the Hornets and finishing fourth in the conference with a .395 average against league competition...his 10 conference doubles tied for the WAC lead...defensively, he finished the year with a .969 fielding percentage and 110 assists from third base...set the single-game record for assists in the WAC with 10 at Hawai’i on April 28...played in 52 games, making 48 starts at third base...finished third on the team with 15 multiple-hit games while leading the Hornets with 11 multiple-RBI games...went on an eight-game hitting streak from March 31-April 14, helping the team to a 6-2 record in that span...during that time was named WAC Hitter of the Week after batting .857 (12-of-14) and leading the team with eight runs scored, five doubles, a 1.429 slugging percentage and an .824 on-base percentage in a three-game sweep of New Mexico State...also recorded seven RBI and one home run in the series...went a perfect 5-for-5 in the first game, the only Hornet to record five hits in 2006 and the first to do so since 2004...in the final game of the series, finished the day 4-for-5 with four runs scored, two RBI, one home run, one double and one walk....in a 9-7 win over San Jose State on April 14, was 3-for-4 with three RBI, two runs and one double...in a 2-1 series victory over Louisiana Tech, batted .500 (5-for-10) in three games with five RBI, three runs, three walks, and two doubles...during an eight-game stretch from April 7-21, recorded 10 doubles.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
During the season, proved to be a vital asset to the team and for the future...as a true freshman, started 21 games at third base and 13 at shortstop...batted mostly in the eighth spot and finished his first year with a .200 batting average, including 11 RBI, six doubles and two home runs...in the Hornets’ 7-4 upset of fifth-ranked Arizona on April 23, he went 1-for-3, with one walk while scoring two runs...was also 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts...hit his first career home run in a 8-1 victory over North Dakota State on February 26...in a 9-4 victory over Cal on April 12, he hit his second home run, a three-run blast over the left field wall.
A 2004 graduate of James Logan HS in Union City, Calif...played three years of football as the Colts’ quarterback and safety...played four seasons of shortstop...in 2003 as a senior, was the Colts’ starting quarterback leading the team to a Mission Valley Athletic League championship...was captain of the football team and second team all-league in football...was a two-year captain of the James Logan baseball team...as a junior in 2003, was named first team all-league...in 2004, as a senior, helped lead the Colts, to the Mission Valley Athletic League Championship as the team’s starting shortstop...in 2004, was named first team all-league and team MVP after batting .460 with five home runs in 2004.
Born Oct. 13, 1986...parents are Ramon and Maria Flores...major is physical education...would also like to become a P.E. teacher and coach varsity high school baseball.