5 - Jared Clark
Jared Clark
Birth Date: 05/09/1986
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Castaic, CA
High School: Valencia HS
Position: 1B
B/T: R/R
Experience: 3V

US NATIONAL TEAM `08: Was one of three Titans (along with Christian Colon and Josh Fellhauer) to play a key role for the 2008 Team USA squad that finished a perfect 24-0 en route to the FISU World Championship gold medal in the Czech Republic • Joined the team on July 11 in Europe as a replacement for Tennessee's Kentrail Davis, who left the squad due to injury • In just 13 games, he led the team with 4 home runs, and with 11 RBI, was just six short of the team leader • Hit a lead-off home run in the sixth inning on July 13 to break a 1-1 tie as Team USA went on to defeat Cuba for the first time in a Gold Medal Game at the Haarlem Baseball Week Championships in The Netherlands • Hit .279 in 13 games, and touted the best slugging percentage on the team at .628 • Received Titan teammate Colon's throw at first base for the final out of the FISU championship game • Earned the team's Gold Glove Award for his outstanding defense.

TITANS `08: Played in 62 of the Titans' 63 games in 2008, making 60 starts at first base coming off knee surgery in 2007 • Ran neck-and-neck with former teammate Erik Komatsu for the team lead in home runs and RBI, finishing tied with the team lead in home runs (9) and trailing Komatsu by one RBI (53) at season's end • Finished 1st among all Big West players in doubles (24), 2nd in walks (38), 4th in home runs (9), 7th in RBI (53), 9th in slugging percentage (.533), and 10th in total bases (114) • Had 20 multi-hit games, collecting a career-high three hits in a game on four occasions • Posted 14 multi-RBI efforts including three games with four RBI • Had a season-best seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 21 to Apr. 1 when he went 9-for 28 (.321) with five doubles, 10 RBI and seven runs scored • Had two doubles on four occasions in 2008 • Had the team's only grand slam home run of 2008, Apr. 13, versus Cal State Northridge • Had seven sacrifice flies to lead the team and rank second among Big West Conference competitors • Was drafted in the 45th round of the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

TITANS `07: Sat out all of 2007 after undergoing surgery to repair a knee that was injured in the fall • Was granted a redshirt season. Was drafted in the 21st round of the MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.

TITANS `06: Started 2006 as one of the three weekend starters, but pitched just six innings in four appearances • Went 0-1 on the mound before becoming the primary right fielder after his Feb. 19 loss to UC Irvine • Hit .277 in 56 games played, setting career highs in most offensive categories • Posted a career-best, six-game hitting streak from April 14 to Apr. 23 going 6-for-17 (.353) • Had 11 multi-hit games including a pair of games in which he collected three hits (Mar. 5 at Rice and Apr. 7 at UC Irvine) • Was named Big West Player of the Week on Mar. 6 mostly due to his 3-for-4 performance at Rice on Mar. 5 ( two home runs, a double, a career-high six RBI, and three runs scored) • Hit the Titans' only grand slam in 2006, blasting one off Joey Centanni, the first at Pacific's new Klein Family Field on Apr. 22 • Posted six multi-RBI games • Made just two errors in the outfield in 69 chances • Hit a go-ahead, three-run home run off eventual national player of the year Andrew Miller at Rosenblatt Stadium in the College World Series in the Titans' eventual 7-5, 13-inning loss to North Carolina.

TITANS `05: Appeared in 12 games as a pitcher and 16 as a hitter in his first collegiate season • Threw 25.1 innings for the Titans, serving both as a mid-week starter (five starts) and a relief pitcher • Experienced his longest outing of the season on Apr. 19 at Pepperdine where he went four innings, allowing six earned runs in the Titans' 6-2 loss to the Waves • Earned his first collegiate win on May 17, tossing a scoreless inning against San Diego • Went five straight appearances from Feb. 27 to Apr. 12 without allowing an earned run over nine innings of work • From the plate, hit .348 (8-for-23, mostly off the bench) • Had his best game at Cal State Northridge on Apr. 9 where he went 2-for-2 with three RBI, including a double and his first career home run • Also picked up an RBI double against Missouri in the Fullerton Regional on June 5.

VALENCIA HS: Was a four-year letterman for Coach Jared Snyder and the Vikings • Threw two no-hitters as a junior while going 9-3 with 100 strikeouts • Also hit .451 with 6 home runs • Was 8-1 with a 1.05 ERA as a senior with 92 strikeouts and 6 complete games • Hit .421 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI en route to setting the Foothill League record for career home runs • Was an All-CIF selection in both his junior and senior seasons • Was named to the all-state team as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born on May 9, 1986, in Van Nuys, Calif. • Parents are Darrell Clark and Sally Ives and stepfather is Rex Ives • Full name is Jared Lee Clark • Has one younger brother (Johnny Ives) • Nickname is "Diesel" • Majoring in communications • Models his game after Colorado's Brad Hawpe and Chicago's Joe Crede • Stepfather, Rex, was a Titan baseball player from 1976-77 • Says his biggest sports thrills have been hitting a home run in the College World Series and winning the Gold Glove award for USA Baseball • Favorites include: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Vince Vaughn (actor), The Dark Knight, Pineapple Express (movies), Mind Gym (book), Van Halen, Motley Crue and Creedence Clearwater Revival (musical artists), golfing (hobby).

CLARK'S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats - 7, Mar. 28, 2008 vs. UC Riverside

Runs - 3 (3 times), Last on Mar. 5, 2008 at UCLA

Hits - 3 (6 times), Last on May 24, 2008 at Long Beach State

RBI - 6, Mar. 5, 2006 at Rice

Home Runs - 2, Mar. 5, 2006 at Rice

Doubles - 2 (4 times), Last on June 1, 2008 vs. UCLA

Stolen Bases - 2, Mar. 9, 2008 vs. Southern Miss

Innings Pitched - 4.0, Apr. 19, 2005 at Pepperdine

Strikeouts - 4, Feb. 6, 2005 vs. Stanford

Hits Allowed - 8, Apr. 19, 2005 at Pepperdine

Runs Allowed - 6, Apr. 19, 2005 at Pepperdine

Earned Runs Allowed - 6, Apr. 19, 2005 at Pepperdine

Walks Allowed - 2 (4 times), Last on Feb. 11, 2006 vs. UNLV