Career Statistics | 2013 | 2012
Played in 21 games, including six starts at designated hitter … A top left-handed bat off the bench, finished season with 14 hits in 45 at-bats (.311) while reaching base at a .347 clip … Led club with three base hits in 12 pinch-hit opportunities … Hitless in four at-bats during start against USC (5/24) … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a sacrifice in victory over Arizona State (5/19) … Opened series with 2-for-4 effort including a run and an RBI in victory over Arizona State (5/17) … Came off bench to hit 2-for-4 with an RBI against UCLA (5/10). Hitless in two at-bats, but drew a walk against Bruins (5/12) … Collected two hits in five at bats in three games played against Washington (5/3-5) … Hitless in two chances against Alabama State (4/28) … Batted 1-for-5 with a run scored in two games at Stanford (4/19-20) … Came off bench and hit a sacrifice fly in win over Arizona State (4/16) … Tallied a pair of hits in four at bats over two games played at Oregon (3/22, 3/24) … Played in all three games with two hits, a run scored and an RBI in series against Oregon State (3/15-17) … Hitless in each at-bat over two games against Butler (3/12-13) … Came off bench to go 1-for-2 in season debut against San Francisco (3/3).
Arizona's primary backup catcher and left-handed pinch hit option as true freshman ... Finished season 2-for-10 (.200) with a pair of runs scored and one run batted in ... Started two games behind the plate with four pinch-hit appearances ... Went 0-for-2 in three plate appearances in two games played off bench against East Tennessee State (4/27-29). Drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in opening game of series ... Hitless in pinch-hit at bat at Washington (4/22) ... Made second start of season against Utah Valley (4/4), going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored ... Went 0-for-1 in pinch hit appearance at Rice (3/14) ... Earned first career start and collected first two career hits with a run scored in second game of double-header against Auburn (2/25).
Turned in a decorated career at Taft High School under coach Scott Osder ... A three-time Los Angeles City Section All-West Valley League first team honoree (2009-11) ... A 2009 and 2010 second team CIF Los Angeles City Section All-City selection ... As a true freshman in 2008, named a second team Los Angeles City Section All-West Valley League member ... As a senior, named top offensive player at South Bay Classic.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Graduated from Taft High School in Tarzana, Calif., in 2011 ... Son of Lonnie and Josie Berger ... Has one sister, Nina ... ... Member of high school's honor roll ... In 2009, played in the Maccabiah Games in Israel for team USA, helping the club win a gold medal … Outside of baseball, hobbies include playing billiards, racquetball, cooking and watching documentaries ... Future career aspirations include working in college athletics ... Considers his coaches the most inspiration people in his life … Favorite professional sports teams include the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Dodgers … Is enrolled in the College of Social and Behavioral Science as a sociology major.