31 - Ariel Tsuchiyama
Ariel Tsuchiyama
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Habra, CA
High School: Sonora HS
Position: C
B/T: L/L
Experience: 2V

CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOPHOMORE (2011): All-Big West Conference Second-Team selection at catcher... started all 47 games... hit .297 (fourth on the team) with 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs, and 12 RBI... led the team in doubles while standing as one of four Titans with double-digit RBI... walked 16 times to stand second on the team... committed just one error in 199 chances (.995 fielding percentage)... slugged .475 on the year - good for second on the team - and her .393 on base percentage was second among regulars... co-led the team with four multi-RBI games on the season... finished the season on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .458 (11-for-24) with six doubles and six RBI... slugged her first career home run in a win over Notre Dame (March 16) and added another at UC Riverside (April 10) in game three of the series... twice finished with three hits against Pacific (May 1) and Long Beach State (May 7)... drove in three runs with her home run against the Fighting Irish and added two RBI in a game three times... finished with two doubles twice against Iowa (March 4) and Long Beach State (May 7)... walked twice in a game three times.

FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 49 games behind the plate for the Titans, making 48 starts... hit .185 for the year with a triple, eight runs scored, and five RBI... logged her first collegiate hit with a single against Arizona (2/14)... finished with two hits three times against Baylor (2/27), UC Santa Barbara (4/2), and Pacific (5/1)... one of four players with double-digit walks on the year, finishing with 16 free passes to rank third on the team... scored a career-best two runs against Santa Clara (3/14)... made just one error in 183 chances behind the plate (.995 fielding percentage)... led the Big West Conference with 14 base runners caught stealing... hit .237 in Big West play.

SONORA HS
Played four years for the Raiders... four-time All-Freeway League selection, including first-team honors her sophomore-senior seasons... second-team selection as a freshman... first-team All-CIF selection as a junior and a second-team honoree as a senior... second-team all-county as a senior... three-time team Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior, and senior... team Defensive Player of the Year as a junior... hit .446 as a senior with four home runs, four doubles, 22 runs scored and 16 RBI... posted a .992 fielding percentage with just one error in 127 chances... hit .500 as a junior with 13 extra-base hits, 21 runs scored, and 10 RBI in 27 games... four-year honor roll member.

PERSONAL
Born April 10, 1991, in Fullerton... parents are Troy and Jill... has a sister, Casie, and a brother, Daniel... intends to major in biological sciences at Cal State Fullerton... also considered Ohio State, Northwestern, Washington, and San Diego State... played travel ball for the So Cal Wicked.

CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 4 (7 times), last vs. Cal State Northridge, 5/14/11
Hits: 3 (twice), last at Long Beach State, 5/7/11
Doubles: 2 (twice), last at Long Beach State, 5/7/11
Triples: 1 (twice), last vs. Utah State, 3/11/11
Home Runs: 1 (twice), last at UC Riverside, 4/10/11
Total Bases: 5 (twice), last at Long Beach State, 5/7/11
RBI: 3 vs. Notre Dame, 3/16/11
Runs: 2 (twice), last vs. Notre Dame, 3/16/11
Walks: 2 (8 times), last at UC Davis, 4/22/11
HBP: 1 (twice), last at Cal State Northridge, 3/14/10
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Hawaii, 2/21/10

 


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