CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 3 (5x), Last: 3/31/11 vs. BYU; Runs: 3 (2x), Last: 2/28/09 at UC Davis (G1); HR: 1 (5x), Last: 5/7/11 vs. Santa Clara; RBI: 4, 4/12/08 vs. San Francisco; SB: 1 (2x), Last: 5/11/08 vs. Portland; Hitting Streak: 16g, 2/22/09 - 3/25/09.
CAREER: Graduated from Pepperdine in spring of 2011 with a degree in religion and left the program with a .289 career batting average, five home runs and 68 RBI ... Scored 75 runs and clubbed 28 doubles ... Appeared in 148 games and started 136 ... Gunned down 30 percent of opposing base stealers.
2011/SENIOR: Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Rebounded from consecutive injury plagued campaigns to appear in 46 of 56 games with 42 starts as a catcher and designated hitter ... Batted .272 with a season best three home runs ... Ripped seven doubles, drove in 18 runs and scored 16 times ... Defensively, threw out 29 percent of opposing base stealers (13-of-45) ... Produced nine multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit outings that matched his career high ... Went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBI in win vs. Coastal Carolina (3/19, g2) ... Reached base five times (three singles, two walks) vs. BYU (3/31) ... Both three-hit games were part of a season best 11-game hitting streak (3/19 to 4/9), in which he hit .415 with two home runs and eight RBI ... Boosted average 90 points during this stretch to a season high of .333 ... Finished BYU series with a .545 batting average (6-for-11) with home run and three RBI and hit .455 vs. Chanticleers ... Homered and drove in three RBI during home series vs. Dayton (3/25-27) ... Hit final home run of career against Santa Clara (5/7) ... Rated as the WCC's best defensive catcher in a preseason poll conducted by collegeBaseballInsider.com.
2010/FALL: Counted a two-run home run among his three hits for Orange at the Pepperdine Fall World Series ... Blasted his round-tripper over the wall in left center in game four (11/13) off Keven Inman ... Scored two runs and walked twice ... Started and caught all five games plus a one-inning tiebreaker, totaling 41.2 innings ... Credited with 29 putouts, including three at home plate ... Tagged out Zach Vincej at home in game on (11/6) and twice punched out Joe Sever in game five (11/14).
2010/SUMMER: Did not compete due to injury.
2010/REDSHIRT: Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner's "Bronze Honors" ... Missed season due to injury and was granted a redshirt season.
2009/FALL: Served as co-manager of Blue with Cole Cook during the Blue and Orange World Series ... Caught all three games and batted .200, going 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored ... Drew a team-high three walks ... Hit his two-run homer off Robert Dickmann in the fourth-inning of game two (11/14), which broke a 1-1 tie and gave Blue a 3-1 lead ... Walked and scored a run as part of Blue's four-run ninth inning in game three (11/15).
2009/JUNIOR: Started 23 games, including 21 at catcher, and batted .346 with six extra-base hits and nine RBI ... Six of his nine RBI came with two outs ... Highlight of the season was a team-best 16-game hitting streak, which started with a 1-for-4 game at Cal State Northridge on Feb. 22 and ended with an 0-for-2 afternoon with two walks at San Diego on March 27 ... His streak was the sixth longest produced by a Wave over the last decade ... Tony Garcia had a 19-game streak in 1999 ... Four former Waves carried their streaks to 18 games, the most recent of which was Danny Worth in 2007 ... Streak included a three-hit game vs. Washington State (3/18) and six two-hit contests, including three-in-a-row from March 22 through 25 ... Raised season batting average to .414 following the final game of streak ... Nominated for WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week (3/23) after extending his hitting streak to 14 games after batting .529 (9-for-17) against Washington State and Chicago State with three doubles and four RBI ... Tagged out two Matador runners at home plate at home on Feb. 22 ... Tagged out Jeff Pruitt in the seventh inning on the back end of a 3-2 double play, which maintained a 1-1 tie ... Tagged out Todd Eskelin in the second frame after receiving an outfield assist from right fielder Nate Simon ... Caught two victories during three-game series at UC Davis (2/27-2/28) ... Helped game one (2/27) starter Nathan Newman through six innings of one-hit ball and went 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored ... Touched home three times - tying a career high - in game two's (2/28, g1) 10-0 win, in which he guided Scott Alexander to a complete game shutout (seven innings) ... Scored nine times through four games from 2/27 to 3/6 ... Plated two runs in a 5-4 win at UCLA (3/3), a game in which he reached base in four of five plate appearances via double, hit by pitch and two walks ... Caught Bruin Marc Navarro trying steal second with two outs in the eighth, keeping the game knotted at 4-4 ... Was the first catcher in the nation this year to catch Evansville' Jim Viscomi trying to steal a base ... Caught Viscomi, who had been 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts, reaching for third for the final out of the sixth inning ... Went 1-for-4 in each of the three games at Wichita State (3/13-15) ... Saved a run from scoring in game three (3/15), by flipping a wild pitch back to Tyler Hess, who made the tag at home plate ... Involved in a 1-3-2-5 pickoff play vs. Brown (3/24), catching Matt Colantonio in between third base and home with a throw to Colin Rooney ... Allowed 17 stolen bases on 22 attempts ... Made one error behind the plate in 208 chances (.995 fielding percentage) ... His lifetime fielding percentage of .995 is the third best in Pepperdine history behind Gary Humpston (.998) and Dan Melendez (.996) ... In 21 starts behind the plate, caught 172 innings and guided his pitchers to a 3.61 earned-run average and 13-8 record ... Posted the team's highest batting average vs. left-handed pitcher at .545 (12-for-22) and was second to Brian Humphries (.384) with a .342 average with runners on base ... Will enter 2010 carrying the team's longest home-run drought at 155 at-bats ... Went down with an injury following series vs. Gonzaga (4/3 - 4/5) ... Batted .300 (3-for-10) vs. the Bulldogs with three singles, a walk and run scored.
2008/FALL: Did not compete.
2008/SOPHOMORE: Finished season as team's most consistent fielder at catcher, playing error less ball through 247 chances ... Caught 12 of 41 would-be base stealers ... At the plate, rapped out 53 hits, including 13 doubles and two home runs through 182 at bats for a .291 batting average ... Appeared in 51 of a possible 59 games, starting 48 at backstop ... Scored 39 runs, which ranked him fourth on the team, and drove in 32, which was the team's fifth-highest total ... Hit .300 against lefties and was 7-for-11 (.636) as a hitter with the bases loaded ... Against Wake Forest in the season-opening three-game series, batted .500 (5-for-10) with a home run, double, three RBI and two runs scored ... Hit his first career round tripper (a solo shot) against the Demon Deacons' Brad Klezdik in the eighth inning of a 13-9 loss (2/23) ... Tied a personal best with three hits in an 11-4 win over UC Riverside (2/26), hitting two singles and driving a double to right center ... Also drove in two runs and scored twice against the Highlanders ... Recorded his first hitting streak of eight games or more from March 14 to 30 ... Began streak with a 2-for-4 performance against Oral Roberts (3/14) and ended it with a 1-for-5 day vs. Gonzaga ... Overall, hit .344 (11-for-32) during this stretch with three doubles, 11 RBI and seven runs scored ... Four games later started a nine-game hitting streak that lasted from April 6 to 20, in which he batted .395 (15-for-38) with six multi-hit games, three doubles, 12 RBI and runs scored ... Began this hit streak with four consecutive multi-hit games ... In this midst of this stretch, drove in a season and personal best four runs against San Francisco (4/12) ... His fourth RBI of the game drove in the game-winning run (Denny Duron) in the bottom of the ninth of Pepperdine's 11-10 comeback win over the Dons ... The Waves entered that inning trailing by two ... Killed San Francisco pitching during their three-game series, hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a home run, six RBI and five runs scored ... Touched home plate a season and personal high three times in game one of that series (4/11), and his solo home run came in the fifth off Dons' starter Mitchell Bialosky ... Stole two bases in as many attempts with both coming against conference opponents Saint Mary's and Portland.
2007/FRESHMAN: Appeared in 28 games, making 23 starts, and batted .263 with nine RBI ... Notched season highs of three hits (vs. Fresno State on 2/25), two runs scored (vs. Wichita State on 2/17) and two RBI (at USC on 3/20) ... Had four multi-hit games ... Had a pair of doubles vs. Wichita State (2/17) ... Threw out nearly 40 percent of attempted base stealers (7-for-18) ... Played with Danville of the Central Illinois Collegiate League during summer 2007.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bullard High School, located in Fresno, Calif., in 2006 ... A three-year letterman ... Named a two-time All-North Yosemite League first team selection, and a second-team All-San Joaquin Valley pick as a senior as well as the team's MVP ... Prep teammates with Pepperdine's Jonathan Harmston ... Played summer ball with the NorCal team that won the 2004 national championship, and was in the 2005 Area Code Games.
PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif. ... Husband to former Pepperdine soccer player Kelly Reilly ... Son of Bill and Karen Diedrich ... Has two brothers, Dennis and Dustin ... Religion major ... Chose Pepperdine because "I wanted to come to Pepperdine since I was 12."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include playing ping pong and Halo 3 ... Favorite pro baseball player is Russell Martin ... Favorite pro baseball team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite movie is Boondock Saints ... Favorite TV show is Family Guy ... Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson.