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Bryce Ortega
Bryce Ortega


Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

High School:
Palos Verdes HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170




Career Stats Summary (PDF)


2009 All-Pac-10 Team
2009 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Watch List

Arizona 2010
Missed most of second half of season with a back injury ... Played in 35 games, with 26 starts ... After suffering injury, played defensively in nine games, starting with April 11 game at Washington and continuing through May 16 against Arizona State before shutting down for rest of season ... Tallied three hits and scored a run in two games started against Oregon (3/26-28) ... Combined to go 2-for-6 with a run, RBI and a walk in two games against New Mexico (3/23-24) ... Collected a hit in each of three games played against Sacramento State (3/19-21). Went 3-for-10 with four runs scored and a walk in series ... Tallied two hits, three runs scored, two walks and two stolen bases in two games against Wichita State (3/16-17) ... Totaled four hits in 10 at bats with six runs scored, two walks and an RBI in three games against Northern Colorado (3/12-14) ... Picked up a pair of hits and a pair of runs scored in each game of a doubleheader against St. Joseph's (3/10) with three combined stolen bases ... Went 3-for-12 with a double and a run scored in three games against Cal State Fullerton (3/5-7) ... Walked twice, stole a base and drove in a run in two games against UNLV (3/2-3) ... Combined to hit 2-for-8 with a run and an RBI in a pair of games against Long Beach State (2/26-27) ... Scored six runs, walked four times and stole two bases in three starts at second base against Utah Valley (3/19-21).

Arizona 2009
Started all 54 games played on the season at shortstop ... Named First Team All-Pac-10 ... Hit .324 on the season with a .429 on base percentage and .438 slugging percentage ... Led clubwith 31 walks and 16 stolen bases ... Hit safely in all but nine games ... Batted 2-for-11with three runs scored and two RBI in series at Oregon (May 22-24) to end season ... Turned in 2-for-5 day at plate with two runs scored against Arizona State on May 20 ... Went 1-for-4 at the plate in each game of three-game series against Washington (May 16-18) ... Collected one hit in each game in series against Loyola Marymount (May 9-11) ... Hitless in a pair of games at Cal State Fullerton (May 5-6) ... Batted 3-for-12 in three games against California (May 1-3), driving in two runs and scoring another ... Tallied two hits in three at-bats against Arizona State on April 29 ... Capped a 4-for-13 series at Stanford (April 24-26) with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with three runs scored and a home run in final game of series ... Went 4-for-7 with four runs scored in two-game mid-week series against New Mexico (April 14-15) ... Batted 6-for-12 with five runs scored against Oregon State (April 9-11) ... Turned in a 4-for-5 day at the plate in second game of three-game series against USC (April 3-5) and he scored three runs and drove in another. Hitless in other two games ... Tore up UCLA pitching by going 7-for-15 over three game series in Los Angeles (March 27-29). Scored four runs and tallied three RBI in series, plus belted two triples in second game ... Went 6-for-10 with three runs scored and an RBI in series at Arizona State (March 20-22) ... Hit second home run of season in second game of two-game series against Oklahoma State (March 11) ... Collected one hit in each game of a three-game set against Massachusetts (March 6-8), and added three RBI in series finale victory ... Tallied two hits in 11 at-bats against Georgia (Feb. 27 - March 1) ... Capped a monster two-day effort with a 5-for-5 performance at the plate on the road against UNLV (Feb. 25) as he hit first home run of season and scored five runs and notched three RBI. A day earlier, went 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored ... Batted 4-for-10 with three runs scored and three RBI in season-opening series against Sacramento State (Feb. 20-22).

Arizona 2008
Played in 54 games, making 53 starts ... Emerged as the starting shortstop following the second series of the season ... Batted .326 with a .409 on base percentage ... Scored 34 runs and drove in 26 runs ... Stole 13 out of 15 bases ... Ann Arbor Regional (May 30 - June 1): Went 3-for-11 in three games, while driving in three runs and stealing one base ... Arizona State (May 22-24): Went 1-for-2 at the plate in third game of series, hitting second home run of the season and drove in two runs while scoring two runs ... Stanford (May 17-19): Went 5-for-10 at the plate with three runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI in series ... Utah Valley State (May 9-11): Went 4-for-10 in the series, scored three runs and stole two bases ... California (May 2-4): Concluded series with a 3-for-5 day at the plate in third game, while scoring two runs and driving in another ... Washington State (April 18-20): Went 6-for-11 in the three game series while scoring a run. Drove in a season-high three runs in second game ... at New Mexico (April 15-16): Combined to go 2-for- with two runs scored in mid-week series, including first career home run in first game ... at San Diego State (April 8-9): Went 4-for-8 over two games, with three runs scored and two RBI ... at UCLA (March 28-30): Combined to go 4-for-10 at the plate in three games with two runs scored in series ... Whataburger Classic (March 7-9): Scored four runs in three games while going 4-for-11 at the plate ... UNLV (March 4-5): Made first career starts against the Rebels and went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in first game ... Sacramento State (Feb. 29 - March 2): Made first appearance as a Wildcat in final game of series as a defensive replacement.

High School
Graduated from Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes, Calif., in 2007 ... Earned four varsity letters in baseball for head coach Even Fujinaga ... Co-Captain his senior year ... Named first-team All-Bay League and all-area by the Daily Breeze his senior year ... Hit .418 with four home runs and led the Bay League in stolen bases and runs scored in 2007 ... Second-team All-CIF and all-state his junior season ... First-team all-league and second-team all-area his junior year ... Helped team win the CIF Southern Section Division IV championship his year season with a 29-2 overall record ... All-league his sophomore year, setting the school record with 23 stolen bases ... Also played one season of varsity basketball ... Three-time California Scholarship Foundation member.

Full name: Bryce Douglas Ortega ... Born: 9/22/1988 in Manhattan Beach, Calif. ... Son of Leslee and Mike Ortega ... Father pitched for UCLA ... Has a younger brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Madilyn ... Is enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a major in retailing and consumer sciences and a minor in business.