A Second-Team All-Big West selection, Carlson started all 56 games...Batted .349, good for second best on the team and 12th in the Big West...Struck out only 18 times despite having the fourth-most at-bats...His 53 RBI were second most on the team and tied for seventh in the Big West...Hit six home runs and 14 doubles...Scored 39 runs...Started the season with an 18-game hitting streak, which was the longest in the Big West...Totaled 25 multi-hit games...His six sacrifice flies were tied for third in the Big West...Went 5-for-5 with four RBI, three runs scored and a home run against Cal State Fullerton on May 3...Had eight hits in a three-game series against UC Riverside from May 16-18...Batting average never dropped below .300 for the entire season.
Had a hot second half of the season finishing with a .272 average in 173 at bats...Started 53 games at short stop turning 26 double plays...Tallied 30 runs, six doubles, four triples, and 21 RBI, with a .335 OBP...Recorded three hits in four at bats with two runs and one RBI against UC Irvine on April 22...Collected three hits, one run, and two RBI against Cal State Northridge on April 27...Went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI against Long Beach State on May 12...Batted 4-for-5 with three runs and one RBI against Cal Poly on May 25...Recorded 10 multi-hit games.
Played in 41 games, starting 38 in the Gaucho infield...Finished the season batting .286 in 133 at bats...Collected five doubles, 21 runs scored and 19 RBI on the season...Had two or more hits on 10 occasions...Had a season and team-high five hits on April 1 against Hawaii-Hilo...Batted five-for-seven in that game with two runs scored and an RBI...Collected a season-high three RBI on May 20 against UC Davis...His 21 runs scored ranked fifth on the team...Tied for second on the team in hit-by-pitches with four...Had three sacrifice flies, ranking second on the squad...Hit .333 against left-handers and .407 when he led-off an inning.
Played for Jim Ozella at Hart High School in Newhall, Calif...Played both middle infield positions as well as some third base...Batted .485 with five stolen bases, nine doubles and six homeruns...Voted First Team All-Foothill League, First Team All-CIF and Second Team All-State in his senior year for the Indians.
Born April 7, 1987 in Newhall, Calif...An environmental studies major at UCSB...Fan of the New York Yankees...Favorite athletes are Ozzie Smith and Cal Ripken...Enjoys the movies "Transformers" and "300"...Watches "Family Guy" weekly...Likes to read the works of Frank Peretti...Favorite aspect of UCSB is the atmosphere...Has a sister, Brenna...Son of Dave and Betsy Carlson.