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Pepperdine Hosts Cal State Fullerton Tuesday
2012/FRESHMAN: As a true freshman, Yamaguchi made 14 appearances for the Waves, including nine starts as catcher ... He batted .310, going 9-for-29 with three RBI and one double ... Tallied one sacrifice ... Had first collegiate hit on Feb. 18 vs. Oklahoma ... Went 3-for-5 with one RBI, a double and one run scored in a victory over Kent State (3/18) ... Had a second multi-hit game on March 20 in a win over Long Beach State, going 2-for-3 with one RBI and scoring two runs. Also had lone sacrifice of the season in that win ... Drew three walks on April 6 at Saint Mary's ... Had a .981 fielding percentage, caught one runner stealing ... Recorded 48 putouts.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Konawaena High School ... Was a four year member of the National Honor Society and a three year honor roll member ... Played three years of varsity baseball for Lloyd Fujino ... Was All Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) as a junior and sophomore ... Also lettered in football, basketball and paddling.
PERSONAL: Given name is Kolten Kinya Kai'mialoha Yamaguchi ... son of Keven and Emma Yamaguchi .. Chose Pepperdine because he and his family really liked Coach Rodriguez ... Aims to excel in collegiate baseball and play professional ball ... Lists his walk-off home run to take his team to the World Series for the Little League Senior Division as his biggest sports thrill.
FAVORITES: Enjoys hunting, fishing, spear fishing and playing other sports ... Lists Robinson Cano as his biggest sports hero ... Loves baseball because of the "challenge and teamwork it requires." ... Favorites include Beyond Paradise (movie), Seinfeld (TV show), Positive Motion (musical artist), pork adobo (food) and spearfishing (sport other than baseball).