21 - Eric Oliver
Eric Oliver
Birth Date: 01/29/1987
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
High School: Irvine HS
Previous College: Orange Coast College
Position: Infield
2008
A Big West Honorable Mention, Oliver was one of only four Gauchos to play in 56 games, starting every game...Led the team with 55 runs scored, which also tied for fifth-best in the Big West...Tied for the most doubles on the team with 15...Batted .315 with 35 RBI...Hit five home runs, fourth most on the team...Had an on-base percentage of .415, tied for third-highest...Walked a team high 25 times...Had two separate nine game hitting streaks...Went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs, and two walks on May 3 against Cal State Fullerton...Hit three doubles in a 4-for-5 performance with two RBI against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 29...Was successful in his only stolen base attempt. Orange Coast College
Played at Orange Coast College under head coach John Altobelli...Voted First Team All-Orange Empire Conference his sophomore year, and Second Team All-OEC his freshman year...Hit .354 with six homeruns, 41 RBI, a .503 slugging percentage, and 28 walks...Tied school record for hits in a game with five. Hit .352 in 2006 with nine homeruns and 42 RBI...Scored 40 runs and hit 17 doubles in 47 games played. Summerball
Played for the Rockville Express in the Cal Ripken Sr. League and for the Denton Outlaws of the Texas Collegiate League his sophomore year. High School
Played for Keith Sczcudlak at Irvine High School...Played third base, first base, shortstop, and pitcher for the Vaqueros...An All-League selection for four straight years...Also played football at Irvine High. Personal
Eric Raymond Oliver was born January 29, 1987 in Fountain Valley, Calif...Majoring in sociology...Aspires to become a police officer upon graduation...Played for the Santa Barbara Foresters in the summer of 2008 where he was named the team's MVP after leading them to the California Collegiate League title and the National Baseball Congress World Series crown...Roots for the Los Angeles Angels, Clippers and San Diego Chargers...Favorite athlete is Tim Salmon...Nicknames are "Lunchbox" and "Tri Tip"...Most memorable sports moment came when the Foresters won the NBC World Series...Favorite movies are "Dumb and Dumber" and "For Love of the Game"...Claims that Brad Pitt would play him in a movie about his life...Played for the Rockville Express in the Cal Ripken Sr. League during the summer of 2006 and for the Denton Outlaws of the Texas Collegiate League during the summer of 2007...The best player he ever faced was current New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes...Would invite Mike Scioscia and Abraham Lincoln to dinner if he could...Best baseball advice he has received is "Swing hard in case you hit it"...Has one brother, Scott, and one sister, Jill...Son of Bruce and Beryl Oliver.

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