Austin Davidson and Kolten Yamaguchi Capture First Team Selections
Hutton Moyer and Austin Davidson Club Back-to-Back Homers in the Sixth
Pepperdine Limited to Four Hits
Pepperdine Continues Five-Game Homestand vs. Bulldogs
Bryan Langlois Clubs Fourth Home Run for Pepperdine
Pepperdine took a thrilling 1-0 victory (11) against Washington Saturday on a walk-off single by Hutton Moyer.
Pepperdine welcomed Western Michigan to Malibu for its season opener. The Waves beat the Broncos 11-1.
Waves vs. Oklahoma Sunday, February 19, 2012 Eddy D. Field Stadium, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Stephen Wandzura
2012/FRESHMAN: In his true freshman season, Davidson started 57 of the Waves' 59 games, all at third base ... He batted .277, driving in 28 RBI and tallying 57 hits in 206 at bats ... He had nine doubles, one triple and his three home runs tied for third-best on the team ... His 28 RBI were fourth-best for the Waves ... Finished with a .357 on-base percentage and a .915 fielding percentage, recording 36 putouts ... Was named to the WCC All-Freshman team ... In the second game of his career, Davidson went 2-for-4 and scored two runs as the Waves defeated Oklahoma ... Went on a season-high 11 game hitting streak from April 3 through April 22 ... Had a 2-for-4 game with three RBI in a victory over Santa Clara (4/22) and again in a victory over San Francisco (5/5) ... Had a season-high four hits, going 4-for-6 in a win over Loyola Marymount (5/19) ... Hit his first career home run in just his third collegiate game against VCU (2/21) ... Hit his second home run at Saint Mary's (4/5) ... The final home run of his freshman season came against San Francisco at Eddy D. Field Stadium (5/5) ... Lone triple of the season came on April 22 at Santa Clara ... Collected nine walks on the season and added nine sacrifices.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oxnard High School...Played four years of varsity baseball under Al Tarazor...Named scholar athlete...Hit .338 with five home runs as a senior...Finished his career with 25 home runs...Three-time All Ventura County and All Pacific View League Selection as a shortstop...Drafted in the 21st round by the Boston Red Sox.
PERSONAL: Given name is Austin Daniel Davison...Son of Andrew and Adeline Davidson...Has one sister, Amanda (22) and one brother, Andrew (21)...Sister played softball at Radford University...Chose Pepperdine because it is a great school with great coaches...Major undeclared...Career goals are to graduate and play major league baseball...Lists greatest sports thrill as winning a gold medal with the 14u Junior Olympic team.
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing ping pong, soccer and basketball in his free time...Lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero for his on-field performance and class...Favorites include New York Yankees (pro baseball team), John Wooden's A Game Plan for Life (book), Transformers (movie), Sportscenter (TV show), UB40 (music artist) and Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches (food).