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#33 Erik Martinez
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 183
Year: Freshman
Hometown: West Covina, Calif.
High School: South Hills
Experience: High School
 

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David Berg to Return to UCLA for Senior Season
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  Tuesday 07/15/2014
 
 
 
 

Right-handed pitcher David Berg did not come to terms with the Texas Rangers after being selected by the club in the 17th round and will return to Westwood for his senior season.

“We are excited to have David back for his senior year," head coach John Savage said. "He is one of the premier closers in all of college baseball and was a key ingredient to our National Championship run in 2013. To have him back for one more season is special. His presence, work ethic and leadership will be a continued staple in our program. We believe he will have a long successful professional playing career after he graduates from UCLA.”

Berg has enjoyed as fine a career as any reliever in the history of college baseball, making a school record 132 career appearances while recording a UCLA record 36 saves. He also owns the NCAA single-season record for saves with 24 in 2013 and tied the NCAA record for most appearances in a season with 51 last year. The 2013 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and 2013 consensus first-team All-American, Berg is the only pitcher in UCLA history to lead the conference in ERA in back-to-back seasons and this season led the Bruins with a 1.50 ERA and 11 saves in 31 relief appearances. In addition, he posted a 3-2 record with 35 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched. Finally, Berg has been named to the All-Pac-12 team three times, joining Garrett Atkins (1998-2000), Trevor Bauer (2009-11), Dennis Delany (1976-78) and Adam Plutko (2011-13) as the only UCLA players to earn All-Conference acclaim in three straight years. He will enter the 2015 season with a career record of 15-5 and a 1.26 ERA.

Meanwhile, three UCLA ballplayers agreed to terms with their respective major league organizations after being taken in the 2014 MLB Draft and will forego their remaining college eligibility. Juniors Shane Zeile (5th round - Tigers) and Max Schuh (7th round - Orioles) and sophomore Jake Ehret (14th round - Reds) all signed professional contracts with their respective clubs.

Zeile started all 56 games for the Bruins this past season on his way to earning All-Pac-12 honors. He batted a team-leading .324 with 25 runs, nine doubles, three triples, two home runs, 28 RBI and five stolen bases, leading the team in hits (70), slugging percentage (.421), on-base percentage (.401), RBI (28) and walks (21, tied with Trent Chatterton) as well. Zeile also had a team-high 21 multi-hit games and recorded five multi-RBI games, all while logging at least one hit in 42 of his 56 games played. Finally, Zeile was named a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given out to the top collegiate catcher, and behind the plate he threw out 18 of 43 attempted base stealers, tied for the most in the Pac-12.

In three seasons at UCLA, Zeile hit .289 with 58 RBI, helping lead the Bruins to their first NCAA title in program history in 2013. He played in 61 of UCLA's 66 games that season, serving as the team's starting catcher. Zeile has started his Minor League career in the Gulf Coast Rookie League with the GCL Tigers.

Schuh appeared in a Pac-12 leading 37 games in 2014, all in relief. He posted an 0-1 record with a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings pitched, striking out 34 batters as well. Schuh also did not allow an earned run for 22 consecutive appearances from March 7 to April 29 during last season. After joining the baseball team in 2013, Schuh made 49 relief appearances in two seasons, posting a 1.44 ERA and 36 strikeouts. He will begin his Minor League career  in Single-A, short-season with the Aberdeen IronBirds of the New York-Penn League.

Ehret made 23 appearances in relief in 2014 while serving primarily as a late-inning setup man. He went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings pitched, striking out 15 batters as well. Ehret is the fourth UCLA player to sign with the Reds in the last three seasons, joining former teammates Jeff GelalichBeau Amaral and Zack Weiss, and has begun his Minor League career with the AZL Reds of the Arizona Rookie League. In three seasons at UCLA, Ehret went 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA.

 
 
 
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#14 Christian Ibarra
Position: Infield
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: La Puente, Calif.
High School: South Hills HS
Other College: Rio Hondo College
Born: 09/10/1992
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Christian Ibarra Bio
 
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/06/2013

2013 First-Team All-SEC
2013 SEC All-Defensive Team
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
2013 Second-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft: 32nd round in 2013 (Pittsburgh)

A smooth, sure-handed infielder who made a tremendous impact in his first season with the Tigers as the starting third baseman … earned 2013 first-team All-SEC recognition and was named to the All-SEC Defensive Team … makes all of the defensive plays look easy and has arm that touches 90 mph across the infield … selected in the 32nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but elected to return to LSU for his senior season.

2013 Season
Played in 66 games (65 starts) as the Tigers' third baseman, batting .305 (68-for-223) with 17 doubles, six homers, 39 RBI and 34 runs … hit .327 (33-for-101) in SEC regular-season games with eight doubles, three homers and 13 RBI … voted 2013 first-team all-SEC by the league coaches … finished No. 7 in the SEC in doubles (17); No. 9 in walks (36) and No. 15 in slugging percentage (.462) … voted to SEC All-Tournament team after hitting a team-best .353 (6-for-17) with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored … 5-for-8 in LSU series sweep of Florida (May 2-4) with two doubles, two RBI and three runs … 7-for-14 in Alabama series (April 19-21) with two doubles and three runs scored … 5-for-11 in Kentucky series (April 5-7) with three doubles, four RBI and four runs scored … launched two homers and collected three RBI in 8-0 win at Missouri on March 30 … provided the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning RBI single to break a 3-3 tie in the Tigers' 9-3 win over Nicholls State on March 13 … delivered ninth-inning sacrifice fly to give Tigers 4-3 walk-off win over Brown on March 1 … launched ninth-inning solo homer vs. BYU (Feb. 21) to erase 5-4 deficit and allow LSU to post a 6-5 ninth-inning walk-off win.

PRIOR TO LSU
Regarded as the best junior college shortstop in California in 2012 while playing at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. … batted .396 (72-for-182) in 2012 as a JUCO sophomore with 20 doubles, six homers, 50 RBI, 40 runs scored and a .469 on-base percentage in 45 games … made only six errors in 229 chances while playing shortstop in 2012 … also an All-Star performer at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif., where he was a three-time team MVP, a league MVP, All-Valley MVP and a Gold Glove Award recipient.

PERSONAL
Parents are Francisco and Elsa Ibarra … has two brothers, David and Danny … chose to attend LSU because he loves “the school, the fans, the atmosphere and the program” … majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born September 10, 1992.

Ibarra's LSU Career Highs 
At-Bats: 6 at Alabama (4/20/13)
Hits: 3 five times; most recently vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)
Runs Scored: 2 seven times; most recently vs. Vanderbilt (5/26/13)
Doubles: 2 vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 2 at Missouri (3/30/13)
RBI: 3 three times; most recently vs. Southern (4/10/13)

 


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#32Mike Philp

Catcher6'0"215Covina, Calif.Charter Oak High SchoolBusiness Administration
As a Sophomore in 2013: Batted above .300 for the second-straight season as he went 17-for-55 (.309) at the plate during his sophomore season... Knocked his first career homer as a Bronco on Feb. 9 at Cal Baptist... Through his first seven games of the season, he went 12-for-26 at the plate... Posted a fielding percentage of .978 with three runners thrown out stealing.

As a Freshman in 2012: Led the Broncos in batting average with a .371 mark... Went 13-for-35 at the plate with 10 runs and 10 runs batted in... Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage with 44 putouts and four assists... On Feb. 4 in the Broncos' win over Saint Martin's, he went 3-for-4 with four RBI and three doubles... Collected four hits in his final 10 at-bats of the season while racking up five runs.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Charter Oak High School... Captured the batting title for the baseball team while earning All-Sierra Vista League Second Team honors... Also received selection to the All-Glendora Tournament First Team after guiding the squad to a championship at that event... Picked up quarterly academic honors for maintaing a grade point average above 3.0.

Personal: Born April 29, 1993... Son of John and Glory Philp... Has a younger brother named Matt... Business Administration major... Favorite pro athletes are Mike Trout and Yadier Molina... Favorite pro teams are the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Kings... Aspires to play professional baseball or pursue a career in law enforcement... Enjoys working out and hanging out with friends and family in his free time.
#32Mike PhilpC6'0"215JuniorCovina, Calif.

9 - Javi Iniguez
Javi Iniguez
Born: August 19th, 1993
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat Memorial HS
Position: RHP
Major: Communications; Radio Broadcast
Bats/Throws: R/R
 

Chris Holden

Jr• 195 • 6-0 • Covina, CA

Personal Info:

Parents:
Martin and Angela
 
Major:
Exercise Science
 

Other Info:

High School Honors: 2010 1st team all league, 2nd team all CIF

College Honors: President's List. Scholar Baller 2012 and 2013

Hobbies: training and hiking

Career Plans: Become a strength and conditioning coach at the college level

Best Baseball Memory: Being a win short of making it to the Palomino World Series



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#26 David Berg
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 194
Year: Junior
Hometown: Covina, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat HS
 
 
 
Notes
Has made 101 appearances in two seasons at UCLA, already good for third-most in school history...owns the NCAA single-season record for saves with 24...tied the NCAA record for most appearances in a season with 51 in 2013...became the first reliever in conference history to win Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and was UCLA's first recipient of the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, given out to the nation's top relief pitcher...is the only pitcher in UCLA history to lead the conference in ERA in back-to-back seasons...enters his junior year at UCLA with a 12-3 record and a 1.18 ERA in 152 innings pitched (all in relief)...is UCLA's all-time record holder for most postseason appearances (17) and saves (6)...also holds the school record for most career saves (25) and single-season saves (24)...has the second-lowest ERA in UCLA postseason history with a 0.98 mark.
 

2013 (summer)
Appeared in seven games for the USA Collegiate National Team, posting a 3-0 record...recorded a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched...helped the U.S. to a 20-3 record, including a five-game sweep over Cuba...threw a combined two scoreless innings while striking out two in back-to-back games vs. Cuba on July 19 and 20.

2013
Served as UCLA's closer for the majority of the year, setting an NCAA single-season record with 24 saves...also matched the NCAA single-season record for most appearances in a season with 51, increasing his own Pac-12 and school records in the process...became the first UCLA pitcher to lead the Pac-12 in ERA in back-to-back seasons, posting a 0.92 mark...his 0.92 ERA also ranks third on UCLA's single-season ERA list...became the first reliever in conference history to be named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...was also the first UCLA pitcher ever to win the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, given out to the nation's top relief pitcher...was named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com/Louisville Slugger Pitcher of the Year...captured first-team All-America honors fromBaseball America, the NCBWA, CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Collegiate Baseball as well as second-team All-America acclaim from Perfect Game USA...named to the All-Pac-12 Conference team for the second straight season...secured first-team ABCA All-West Region honors...was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award...overall, posted a record of 7-0 in his 51 relief appearances, logging 24 saves and 78 strikeouts in 78 innings pitched...at one point, did not allow a run from March 30 to May 26, going 37 consecutive innings without giving up a run, the longest streak in the nation that season...finished second in the country in WHIP with a 0.85 mark...allowed the second-lowest opposing batting average (.198) and fewest runs (8) in the Pac-12...recorded a save in seven of UCLA's final 11 games...helped lead the Bruins to a record of 41-0 when leading after seven innings...led the conference with a 0.75 ERA in Pac-12 games only...went 3-0 with 11 saves in 21 appearances in Pac-12 play, striking out 32 batters in 36 innings...struck out four batters in two innings of relief against Notre Dame on March 8, earning the win in UCLA's 2-1 extra-inning victory...tied a career-high with four innings pitched on March 15 against Washington, March 30 at Arizona State and April 16 at UC Irvine, earning the wins in the Washington and UC Irvine games...earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of April 15-21 after picking up a win and two saves in 7.1 scoreless innings at UC Irvine and Oregon...broke Scott Griggs' UCLA single-season saves record on May 19 at USC, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings in the Bruins' 5-2 victory over the Trojans...pitched in all 10 postseason games, going 1-0 with six saves and a 1.93 ERA...broke Gabe Sollecito's school record for most career saves at the NCAA Fullerton Super Regional on June 8, recording his 22nd career save in UCLA's 3-0 win over Cal State Fullerton that sent them to the College World Series...recorded three saves in the College World Series, logging a 1.35 ERA in five appearances...recorded the final out in UCLA's NCAA Championship clinching victory over Mississippi State on June 25, finishing a 3-1 putout at first from Pat Gallagher.

 

2012 (summer)
Recorded two saves in eight games pitched for the USA Collegiate National Team...finished the summer with a 3.72 ERA in 9.2 innings pitched...helped lead the U.S. Collegiate National Team to a third place finish at the Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week in Haarlem, The Netherlands, not allowing a run in 5.1 IP in the tournament... Named the No. 20 overall prospect from the U.S. Collegiate National Team by Baseball America.

2012
Pitched in 50 games, all in relief...established the Pac-12 and UCLA record for single-season appearances (50), one shy of the NCAA Division I all-time single-season record (51, Connor Falkenbach of Florida in 2005)...led the Pac-12 with a 1.46 ERA and .165 opposing batting average...went 5-3 with one save, 63 strikeouts and 17 walks in 74.0 innings...named a second-team All-America selection by Perfect Game USA...earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and second-team Freshman All-America acclaim from the NCBWA...also earned Freshman All-America honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball...was one of two freshmen to secure All-Pac-12 Team honors...had a streak of 18 consecutive appearances (April 28-May 27), during which he went 1-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 23.0 innings, allowing just six runs (five earned) and 17 hits while logging 24 strikeouts and two walks...finished the season having pitched in 25 of UCLA's final 26 games...tied the school record for most career postseason appearances, pitching in seven playoff games...totaled 13.2 scoreless innings in postseason action, allowing five hits while totaling 12 strikeouts and two walks...posted a 0.00 ERA in 24 appearances at night games, allowing one unearned run and 15 hits in 35.0 innings (28 strikeouts, seven walks)...recorded season-highs with seven strikeouts and 3.2 innings in a relief appearance against Oregon (April 6), allowing no runs and one hit...most critical outing of the season came in the second game of the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional, logging the save while scattering two hits in three scoreless innings versus TCU to help UCLA clinch its fourth College World Series appearance...had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings in Game 1 against TCU at the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional.

High School
Two-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Bishop Amat High School under head coach Andy Nieto...helped lead Bishop Amat to the CIF Southern Section Division IV title at Dodger Stadium as a senior...captured first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division IV honors as a senior...earned first-team All-Del Rey League acclaim as a senior...went 7-1 with four saves and a 1.05 ERA, logging 59 strikeouts and five walks in 47.0 innings as a senior...pitched exclusively in relief as a senior...limited the opposition to a .145 batting average and .212 on-base percentage as a senior...helped lead Bishop Amat to a 29-4 overall record in 2011...earned Bishop Amat team MVP honors, specializing as a sidearm right-hander out of the bullpen...had a very strong senior season as a middle reliever after having pitched just nine innings as a junior.

Personal
Full name: David Andrew Berg...born March 28, 1993 in Glendora, Calif...David is the younger of Andy and Kathlee Berg's two children...has one older sister, Amanda...admires New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera...Political Science major.

Career Highs
Innings - 4.0 (3 times), last at UC Irvine (4/16/13)
Strikeouts - 7 vs. Oregon (4/6/12)

DAVID BERG'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year Class ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF OAV WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2012 Fr. 1.46 5-3 50 0 0 1 74.0 42 14 12 17 63 10 0 2 282 .165 1 9 0 2 0
2013 So. 0.92 7-0 51 0 0 24 78.0 55 8 8 11 78 6 0 2 300 .198 2 5 0 6 1
TOTALS   1.18 12-3 101 0 0 25 152.0 97 22 20 28 141 16 0 4 582 .182 3 14 0 8 1

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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