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2017 (Sr.): Played in 54 games in his final season with Nevada, starting 53 … Drafted in the 28th round by the Tampa Bay Rays … Named second-team All-MW … Recipient of the Bill Ireland Baseball Scholarship … Finished his career as one of the most established shortstops in Wolf Pack history with 203 appearances for Nevada, 10th all-time … Named to the preseason All-MW team … Had a batting average of .313 on the season, and hit .347 in conference play, both second-best on the team … Lead the team with 14 multi-hit games … Had a team-high 12-game hitting streak during the season … His 43 hits in Mountain West play ranked in the top 15 in the MW … Had a season-high four hits against conference foe San José State with two doubles and an RBI … Ranked third in MW play with seven stolen bases … Tied for the 10th most at-bats in conference play with 124 … Lead the Wolf Pack with 172 assists and fielded 39 double plays … Helped Nevada post the second best fielding percentage in the MW at .974 and was the best in conference play with a .978 percentage … Had a career batting average of .311 as a member of the Wolf Pack and finished 10th in Nevada history with 33 stolen bases, only getting caught 10 times … Wolf Pack Scholar Athlete … Was a finalist for the Exline Award … Lettered for the fourth time.
2016 (Jr.): Played in 59 games with 58 starts, developing into one of the top shortstops in the conference and region … Batted .351 with 85 hits, 51 runs and 37 RBI … Posted the highest batting average in the Mountain West among all shortstops … Named to the Mountain West All-Tournament team after batting .520 with 13 hits, eight RBI, seven runs and five doubles in six tournament games … Ranked 11th in the Mountain West in total batting average … Ranked second on the team and fourth in the conference in stolen bases … Ranked second on the team and tied for fifth in the conference with 85 hits … Tallied a .971 fielding percentage with just eight errors in 275 chances, helping Nevada set a new program record with a .977 team fielding percentage … Helped Nevada post a 20-4 record in its final 24 games, batting .415 with 44 hits, 27 runs and 23 RBI in that span … Struck out just 16 times in 242 at bats, ranking first in the conference and 30th in the nation in lowest strikeout ratio … Ranked second on the team in multi-hit games (26) and third in multi-RBI games (11) … Batted .336 in Mountain West play during the regular season … Went 5-of-6 with four RBI, two runs and two doubles against top-seeded Fresno State during the MW tournament, setting a career-high in hits and RBI while his five hits ranked tied for the second-most in tournament history … Also went 4-of-4 with three RBI, two runs, two stolen bases and one double against Air Force in the MW tournament … Never made more than one error in a single game … Led Nevada to a second place finish in conference standings and to its first MW tournament finals appearance in program history … Letter winner.
2015 (So.): Played in 37 games with five starts on the season … Went .229 at the plate in 35 at bats with eight hits, four runs, five RBI and two doubles … Posted a .959 fielding percentage with 33 assists compared to just two errors … Set season-high marks in Nevada’s season-opening victory at Abilene Christian, going 2-of-4 at the plate with two runs and two RBI … Led Nevada to its first-ever Mountain West championship and the program’s second-winningest season with 41 wins … Letter winner.
2014 (Fr.): Appeared in 53 games with 40 starts at second base in a splendid freshman season ... Led the team in stolen bases with nine ... Batted .254 at the plate with 34 hits, 15 RBI and 12 runs ... Posted a .957 fielding percentage with 75 putouts on the season ... Tallied a .306 slugging percentage to go along with five doubles and one triple ... Provided a three-hit performance at the plate against San Jose State and Fresno State to set a career-high mark ... Tallied a season-high four RBI against Pacific ... Had six assists defensively against Hawai'i to set a season-high.
PRIOR TO NEVADA
High School: Lettered four years in baseball and three years in basketball at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno, Nev. ... Had a batting average of .445 senior season ... Holds Damonte Ranch High School record for stolen bases with 42 ... First-team All-North for the Reno Gazette Journal ... First team All-Conference Division I Northern-Sierra ... Second team All-American at second base.
Majoring in economics ... Son of Joe and Dana Bridgman ... Grew up watching the Wolf Pack and always wanted to play for his hometown team ... Enjoys water sports and spending time with his family ... Career highlights include a leadoff home run in a high school regional playoff game his senior season.
Hits: 5, vs Fresno State, May 27, 2016
Doubles: 2, 4 times
Triples: 1, 4 times
Home runs: 1, at Clemson, May 06, 2017
Total bases: 8, San Jose State, May 06, 2016
RBI: 4, at Pacific, Mar 04, 2014 ; vs Fresno State, May 27, 2016
Runs scored: 4, at Hawai'i, Apr 01, 2017 ; at Hawai'i, Apr 1, 2017
Walks: 2, 4 times
Hit by pitch: 1, 13 times
Sac flies: 1, 5 times
Sac bunts: 2, San Jose State, Feb 28, 2014 ; at UNLV, Mar 08, 2015
At bats: 6, 5 times
Stolen bases: 2, at Arizona State, Feb 23, 2016 ; San Francisco, Mar 28, 2017 ; vs Air Force, May 28, 2016
Field chances: 14, San Diego State, Apr 01, 2016
Putouts: 6, Air Force, Apr 24, 2016
Assists: 11, San Diego State, Apr 01, 2016