Austin Davidson and Kolten Yamaguchi Capture First Team Selections
Chris Amezquita Blasts Seventh Home Run of the Year
Aaron Brown Collects Three Hits
Waves Settle for Split in Season Series vs. Gauchos
Chris Amezquita and Austin Davidson Homer to Power Pepperdine's 21-Hit Parade
Waves past and present converged on Eddy D. Field Stadium for the 2013 John Scolinos Alumni Game.
2013 SUMMER LEAGUE: Competed for the Palm Springs Power in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League ... Helped the Power win the SCCBL Championship ... Posted a 4-1 record with a 2.88 ERA in 34.1 innings ... Appeared in 10 games (five starts) and struck out 39 and walked 12 ... Opponents hit .220 with six extra-base hits.
2013/FRESHMAN: Posted a strong freshman season on the mound for the Waves ... Posted a 2-1 record with a 1.46 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 49.1 innings spanning 22 appearances and four starts ... Collected first career victory in inaugural collegiate start against Western Michigan (2/16) ... Picked up second win in a 9-7 victory against USC (4/30) ... Did not allow a run in final five appearances spanning 6.1 innings with five strikeouts ... Opposing batters hit .234 against and West Coast Conference foes managed a .200 clip ... In league play, tossed 11.0 innings in eight appearances with a 0.82 ERA ... Named to WCC All-Freshman Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Redlands East Valley High school in 2012 and played four years under head coach James Cortes ... As a junior was named first team All-Citrus Belt League and second team All-County ... Won CBL MVP, first team All-Country, All-CIF, and Redlands City Player of the Year ... Has seven teammates playing at the Division 1 level.
CLUB: Played for the Inland Valley Venom, Angels Elite, Houston Banditos, and Yankees Scoutball ... pitched at Angel Stadium and in Arizona and Florida.
PERSONAL: Given name is Jackson Gabriel McClelland ... Born in Riverside ... Plans to major in Sports Medicine ... Son of Tim and Michelle McClelland ... Brother to Chelsea and Kourtnee ... Chose Pepperdine because of the "tight-knit" feeling of everyone on campus.
FAVORITES: Matt Kemp (pro baseball player); Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team); Shooter (book); 300 (movie); King of Queens (TV show); Nickelback (musical artist); Pasta (food); Football (sport other than baseball) ... was home schooled five years to travel and play baseball.