17 - Kris Watts
Kris Watts
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
High School: Mission San Jose
College: Ohlone College
Position: C

AS A SENIOR IN 2006: Earned first-team All-West Coast Conference honors ... finished in top-10 of multiple categories in WCC ... third in runs batted in (54), fourth in total bases (116), tied for fifth in home runs (9), sixth in doubles (18) and slugging percentage (.550), and ninth in walks (29) ... batted .336, tied for second on the team ... was one of only two Broncos (along with Eric Newton) to start all 54 games in 2006 ... homered in four straight games from March 19-29 ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs Feb. 5 at Pacific ... doubled and drove in a run in another three-hit effort Feb. 12 against San Diego State ... doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs Feb. 24 at No. 22 Cal Poly ... followed that up the next day with three hits against the Mustangs ... hit a solo home run, his first of the season, at Washington on March 11 ... homered and drove in four runs March 19 against Northwestern ... went 4-for-6 with two homers, four RBIs and five runs scored over a two-game series March 25-26 at Hawaii-Hilo ... homered for the fourth-consecutive game in a 2-for-2, five RBI performance March 29 against Cal State Monterey Bay ... went on a 13-game hitting streak from April 1-23 ... batted .426 (20-for-47) in that span with five doubles, two homers, 14 RBIs and nine runs scored ... in that four-game home run stretch, batted .667 (8-for-12) with four home runs, 13 RBIs and 10 runs scored ... went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI April 5 against Cal ... had two hits and drove in a pair of runs April 8 & 10 at Gonzaga ... went 3-for-4 with a solo homer April 18 against San Francisco State ... doubled, homered and drove in four runs at Loyola Marymount on April 22 ... hit his first collegiate grand slam in a 2-for-5 effort May 5 at San Diego ... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs the next day against the Toreros ... had another three-hit performance against Stanford on May 9 ... batted .500 (9-for-18) with three doubles, a home run, seven RBIs and six runs scored over the final four games of the season ... doubled and scored three runs May 12 against Portland ... homered and drove in two runs in a 2-for-6 effort the next day against the Pilots ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in his final home game on May 14 against Portland ... ended his SCU career with a 2-for-4 game with a double and two RBIs May 16 at Stanford ... doubled in his final collegiate at-bat.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Named All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention ... Started 52 of the 55 games in which he appeared in 2005 ... second on the team with six home runs ... ranked third in the team with 36 RBIs, 28 runs scored and 26 walks ... went a combined 5-for-8 in Opening Day doubleheader on January 29 against UC Riverside, with a double, two RBIs and four runs scored ... went 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run and driving in three on February 16 against Sacramento State ... was a perfect 3-for-3 against San Jose State on March 5 ... had a double among his three hits against Pepperdine on March 19 ... had three hits and two RBIs against San Diego on April 10 ... homered and drove in three runs against San Francisco State on April 12 ... went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and hit the final home run at Buck Shaw Stadium on April 29 against Gonzaga... hit the Broncos' first home run in brand-new Schott Stadium on April 30 against Gonzaga ... went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs against Stanford on May 10 ... went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs against Portland on May 20

WHILE AT OHLONE COLLEGE: Played under coaches Paul Moore, Tony Felicione and Erik Kahoalii at Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif ... led team to a Junior College Final Four appearance in 2004 ... team reached super regionals in 2003 ... two-time first team All-Conference honoree.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2002 graduate of Mission San Jose in Fremont, Calif ... played under coaches Kerin Lynden and Rob Van Deusen ... earned first-team and second-team all-league honors as a catcher while at Mission San Jose ... participated in Young Life Youth Group.

PERSONAL DATA: Born in Fremont, Calif ... parents are Joseph and Kathy Watts ... has an older brother, Ty, and an older sister, Jodie ... enjoys extreme sports, wakeboarding, and almost any other sport ... major is combined sciences ... hopes to go to graduate school and play baseball for as long as possible.

 

Watts' Career Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2005 .306 55/52 186 28 57 6/1/6 36 26/35 2/3
2006 .336 54/54 211 40 71 18/0/9 29 29/25 4/6
Career .322 109/106 397 68 128 24/1/15 65 55/60 6/9