Austin Davidson and Kolten Yamaguchi Capture First Team Selections
First Time Two Waves Earned Selection Since 2006
Aaron Brown Throws First Complete Game; Chris Amezquita Hits Three-Run Homer
Pepperdine Limited to Four Hits
Aaron Brown Collects Three Hits
Pepperdine took a thrilling 1-0 victory (11) against Washington Saturday on a walk-off single by Hutton Moyer.
2012/FRESHMAN: As a true freshman, Hacker appeared in nine games, mostly as a pinch hitter ... In eight at-bats, the freshman had three hits and tallied one RBI along with drawing one walk, hitting .375 .... Against Portland (4/14) he drove in the game-winning walkoff run in extra innings as he came up with a bases-loaded clutch single ... In a pinch hit appearance against UCLA (5/8), he drew his lone walk of the season ... He also had pinch hits against Rhode Island (3/10) and at Gonzaga (4/1).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oaks Christian High School with honors ... Played three years of varsity baseball under Tim Penprase ... Hit .436 and compiled a .527 on-base percentage in his career ... Three-time First Team All Tri-Valley League selection ... Two-time All CIF Southern Section ... Member of school's Honor Board...Received Headmaster's Award for Leadership, Service and Character.
CLUB: Played for the SoCal Athletics scout ball team and the SoCal Tides travel team ... Finished in fourth place in the national tournament in Peoria, Ariz. with the SoCal Tides.
PERSONAL: Given name is Drew Robert Hacker ... Son of Randy and Tricia Hacker...Has one sister Haley (22)... Father pitched for Pepperdine ... Mother and sister also attended Pepperdine ... Chose Pepperdine for the chance to excel on the field and in the classroom ... Major undeclared...Lists playing in the 2011 CIF championship game at Dodger Stadium as his biggest sports thrill.
FAVORITES: Enjoys hiking and reading in his free time ... Names Josiah Viera as his biggest sports hero for his perseverance in the face of adversity and because he is the picture of how baseball should be viewed ... Favorites include Danny Worth (baseball player), Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team), the Bible (book), The Rookie (movie), MLB Tonight (TV show) and dad's barbecued chicken and mom's wedge salad (food).