17 Blake Leyva
17 Blake Leyva
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita HS
Position: 2B/SS

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SOPHOMORE(2011):appeared in 40 games, starting 35 during his sophomore season…hit .258 while scoring 20 runs and totaling 34 bases…tallied 74 putouts and 82 assists with a .951 fielding-percentage…made his first appearance of the year in a late-inning switch against South Carolina on Feb. 20…made appearances in both games of a doubleheader against Albany (3/26)…started his first game of the season Feb. 27 against Albany…went 4-10 and scored two runs in a three-game series against San Jose State Mar. 4-6…singled in a mid-week game at Cal (3/8)…tallied four assists in the opening game of the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament against Utah (3/11)… started every game of the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament 3-4 with a RBI against UC Davis Mar 13…went 6-15 and scored five runs in a four-game sweep of Brown…recorded three putouts at Stanford (3/22)…amassed three hits against UC Davis on Mar. 30…had two RBI in a 10-inning victory over Bakersfield (4/1)…had four plate appearances against Bakersfield on Apr. 2…recorded three putouts against Bakersfield (4/2)…had one hit a one RBI in a three-game series against LMU Apr. 8-10…registered two hits and run in a mid-week against Cal Poly…provided a RBI single in a 10-inning victory at Saint Mary’s…had three plate appearances vs. Stanford Apr. 19…singled at USF (3/21)…started his 29th consecutive game on Apr. 22 at USF…tallied two hits, two RBI and three runs in a victory against Pacific (4/26)…singled against Gonzaga Apr. 29…provided a sacrifice bunt in a pinch-hit appearance at Pepperdine...started at second in a mid-week game at UC-Davis on May 11… hit a two-RBI single in a start vs.  San Diego (5/21)…recorded two hits and scored two runs in the series finale vs.  San Diego…appeared as a late-game substitution at Portland on May 28.

FRESHMAN (2010): Started 40 games as a true freshman … Made 27 starts at third base and 13 second base …Posted a .283 batting average for the season… Had 12 multiple-hit games...Finished the year with 26 RBI, with 5 multiple-RBI games… Enjoyed a season-high seven-game hit streak from April 6 through May 5, going 12-for-26 (.462 BA) …  Recorded a season-high four RBI in an 11-10 win over Albany (3/30)… Successfully stole 6 bases on 8 attempts… Defensively, had a .982 fielding percentage, while being apart of 11 double plays for the Broncos.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Santa Margarita Catholic High School and three-year varsity letter-winner for the Eagles' baseball team ... hit .367 and posted an on-base percentage of .431 playing primarily at second base as a senior ... also scored 20 runs in 27 games as a senior en route to earning All-Trinity League honors for the third straight season ... named to the Anaheim Lions All-Tournament Team in April of 2009 ... led the Eagles in batting average (.337) as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born in Loma Linda, Calif. as the son of Frank and Mary Leyva ... has two siblings, Jeff and Danielle ... father, Frank, played baseball at UCLA ... enjoys travel and scuba diving ... chose to attend Santa Clara because of the academics, coaches and facilities ... majoring in Political Science.