Appeared in 32 games for the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League…batted .178 with 13 runs scored, five doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs.
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Appeared in 34 games and made 22 starts (20 right field, two designated hitter)…batted .273 with 10 runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs…drove in the game-winning run on two occasions: the first a sacrifice fly in the second inning of a 7-0 series-sweeping win at TCU (02/24) and the second, a two-run homer in a series-tying 10-5 victory at Cal Poly (04/20)…batted 3-for-3 (double, home run) with two runs scored and three runs driven in during an 8-4 win at Pepperdine (04/20)…batted 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in a 14-7 win at UC Riverside (05/10)…clubbed a two-run homer at UC Riverside in a series-clinching 12-0 shutout (05/11).
Was named to the 2012 West Coast League second team after batting .313 with 51 hits, 24 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple and 22 RBIs for the Klamath Falls Gems.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Moved to the outfield where he saw part-time duty • He appeared in 29 games, 14 as a starter – 11 in right field and three as designated hitter • He batted .210 in 62 at bats with a double and six RBIs • He managed a four-game hitting streak (March 11-18, 4-for-10, .400) and had a 2-for-2 game vs. Pepperdine on Apr. 17 with a pinch-hit single that triggered a four-run seventh to take a 5-2 lead and a subsequent RBI single that tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth • Shared team lead with three pinch hits (in 8 at bats).
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
True freshman got an opportunity due to injuries and established himself as a reliable infielder • Appeared in 25 games, 17 as a starter at second base and hit safely in 13 of those 17 games • Batted 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs vs. Pacific on Apr. 30 • His 2-run pinch-hit single in the seventh inning at UC Riverside on May 7 tied the game that CSF eventually won, 5-3 • Had six multi-hit games including two on final weekend (May 28-29) at Cal State Northridge and two in NCAA Regional (5-for-11, .455).
Was a three-year letterwinner for the Indians and Head Coach Marc Price at Fullerton High School • Was high school teammates with current Titan teammate Michael Lorenzen • Was named to the All-Freeway League Second Team as a sophomore after hitting .370 with three home runs and 21 RBIs as a second baseman and shortstop • Batted .375 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs as a senior en route to first-team all-league recognition.
Born in Fullerton, Calif. • Full name is Gregorio Velazquez • Parents are Gregorio and Carmen Velazquez • Has one older brother (Jorge) and one older sister (Rocio) and a younger brother (Manny) • Major is sociology • Models his game after Carlos Beltran • Favorites include: Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Adrian Beltre, Matt Kemp (baseball players), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), PNC Park (stadium), Kobe Bryant, Brian Dawkins, Ray Lewis (athletes), Goodwin Field (place to play baseball), “Pineapple Express”, “The Fighter” and “Fight Club” (movies), SOJA, Sublime, Rebelution, Drake and Kid Cudi (musical artists).
At Bats: 4, 17x, last at Cal State Northridge (05.25.13)
Runs: 3 vs. Long Beach State (05.14.11)
Hits: 3, 3x, last at Pepperdine (04.16.13)
RBI: 3, 2x, last at UC Riverside (05.10.13)
Doubles: 2 at San Diego (04.26.11)
Home Runs: 1, 3x, last at #23 Cal Poly (04.20.13)
Stolen Bases: 2 at Cal State Northridge (05.29.11)