Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#42 Jared Oliva
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 188
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Saugus, Calif.
High School: Valencia HS
Experience: SQ

Career Statistics

Arizona 2015
Started in 38 games for Arizona while pinch hitting in five more … Batted .272 over 136 at bats with 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, nine doubles, two triple and one home run … Stole four bases in six attempts … His first double and triple of the season came against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 14 and he finished the game 2-3 with three RBI, which was a season high for the outfielder … Tallied four hits over five at bats against Oakland on Feb. 24 and collected two RBI and his second double of the season, along with his first stolen base … Followed up his four hit performance by going 2-4 against the same Oakland team the next day … Hit his first home run of the season against Mississippi State on Feb. 28 … He went 2-4 that day with two RBI … Had three hits against New Mexico State on Mar. 3 when he went 3-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a double … Caught fire at the end of April when he went 7-16 over a three game stretch against Arizona State and Washington State … During that time, he scored three runs, had three RBI, a double and a triple.


Arizona 2014

High School

Earned two varsity letters at Valencia High School under coach Jared Snyder … Selected to Bakersfield vs. Santa Clarita Valley All-Star Game as a senior … Hit .325 with 11 stolen bases and 15 runs scored as a senior … Teammate of current Wildcat Luke Soroko … Played for the Playa Vista Orioles in scout ball under Tim Olivarez … Also played for IBAC under Gary Powers.

Name pronounced: ah-LIH-vuh ... Graduated from Valencia High School in Valencia, Calif., in 2013 … Born in Northridge, Calif., in 1995 … Son David and Beth Oliva … Father played baseball at Los Angeles Valley College under George Horton before playing at Santa Clara where he was named NCBA Player of the Year in 1982. Went on to play in the Red Sox organization from 1982-86 … Has two older brothers, Nicholas and Dylan … Nicholas played defensive end at New Mexico State … Uncle, Steve Oliva, played in the Atlanta Braves organization from 1974-78 … Hobbies include hanging out with friends and working out … Favorite professional sports teams are the Kansas City Royals and Carolina Panthers … Aspires to work in sports marketing once playing career wraps up … Considers his father the most inspirational person in his life … Is enrolled in the Eller College of Management as a pre-business major.