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Danny Worth
Danny  Worth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valencia, California

High School:
Valencia HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 165

Position:
INF

Experience:
2

B/T:
R/R


09/25/2015

Pepperdine Baseball: Professional Update

There are currently 17 former Waves playing professionally both in the U.S. and internationally.

06/12/2015

Rodriguez Steps Down as Pepperdine Baseball Coach

Baseball's Steve Rodriguez steps down after 12 seasons as the Waves' head coach.

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CAREER: Made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2005 and was a three-year starter at shortstop . . . Developed into one of the top shortstops in the country both offensively and defensively . . . Named a 2007 preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball . . . Played in 183 games, starting 181 . . . Has a streak of 183 consecutive games played, including 181 straight starts . . . No. 12 in program history with 741 at-bats and tied for 11th in hits with 237 . . . No. 2 in Pepperdine history and tied for ninth in West Coast Conference (WCC) annals with 59 career doubles . . . 18th all-time with 325 total bases . . . Handles the bat well and has great hands on defense . . . A solid defensive shortstop . . . Part of a 2004 Pepperdine recruiting class that was ranked No. 7 nationally by Baseball America.

2007: Selected first team All-West Coast Conference (WCC) . . . Started all 57 games at shortstop . . . Established career-highs in average (.344), runs (43), hits (83), and tied personal-best with three home runs . . . Totaled 36 RBI . . . Topped the club and ranked sixth in the WCC in average . . . Tied for fourth in hits, fourth in doubles, fifth in total bases (115), eighth in stolen bases (11) and 10th in slugging percentage (.477) and runs scored . . . Collected 23 multiple-hit games and had eight multiple-RBI contests . . . Led club with 19 doubles . . Hit safely in 50 of 57 games . . . Batted .397 (31-78) with 15 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 19 RBI during career-high 18-game hitting streak that was snapped vs. Loyola Marymount (4-7) . . . . Opened season with a five-game hitting streak, batting .389 (7-for-18) with five runs scored . . .Named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the week and selected to the College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll after batting .563 (9-for-16) with six runs scored, four doubles and five RBI in four games versus No. 21 USC (2-13) and No. 11 Wichita State (2/16-2/18) . . . Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI versus the Trojans . . . Posted .500 average (6-for-12) with four runs scored, two doubles and three RBI versus Shockers . . . Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in Game 2 of series . . . 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI versus UC Irvine (2-27) . . . Clubbed first home run of season versus North Carolina State (3-4) . . . Went 3-for-5 with career-high four RBI at UC Santa Barbara (3-6). . . Connected for second home run of the season at Cal State Fullerton (3-13) . . . .Batted .462 (6-13) with three RBI during three-game series versus Minnesota (3/16-3/18) . . . Hit third home run of the season, a three-run shot, vs. UC Santa Barbara (3-26) . . . Went 4-for-10 (.400) with four runs scored in three-game series at San Francisco (4/13-4/15) . . .Hit safely in 11 of last 12 games, batting .291 (15-55), with six runs scored, a home run and three RBI . . . Ended season with six-game hitting streak (9-29, .310) . . . Batted .300 (3-10) in two games versus UCLA and Long Beach State in Long Beach Regional (6/1-6/2).

SUMMER 2006: Batted a team-best .344 with 13 doubles, a home run and 29 stolen bases while playing in 52 games for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League . . . Named to the NWL All-Star Team.

2006: Received West Coast Conference honorable mention . . . Started all 63 games and batted .310 with a career-high 24 doubles, three home runs , 47 runs scored and 38 RBI . . . Led the WCC in doubles and ranked ninth in hits with 78 . . . Doubles total ranks second on Pepperdine's single-season list, trailing Dane Sardinha's 26 in 1999 . . . Collected 22 multiple-hit and eight multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .263 with two home runs and 16 RBI in WCC play . . . Produced a career-long 11-game hitting streak, batting .354 (17-for-48) with 10 runs scored . . . Totaled a career-high four RBI in series finale at Saint Mary's (5-14) . . . Hit .357 (6-for-14) with three runs and five RBI at San Francisco in the WCC Championship Series . . . Named to the Malibu Regional all-tournament team after batting .353 (6-for-17) with two runs scored and an RBI.

2005: Named second team All-West Coast Conference . . . Appeared in 63 games and started 61 . . . Batted .306 with one home run and 34 RBI . . . Posted a .276 average with 12 RBI and 14 runs scored in WCC play . . . Made just eight errors in 285 attempts while starting 54 games at shortstop . . . Tied for third on the club with 24 multiple-hit eight multiple-RBI games . . . Went 1-for-2 with a run scored in collegiate debut at UC Santa Barbara (2-5) . . . Made first career start at Cal Poly (2-12) and went 0-for-4 . . . Went 5-for-12 with a run scored and four RBI at Houston (2/18-20), including a career-high three RBI in series finale . . . Named the Most Outstanding Player, Silver Stick Award winner and all-tournament after batting .615 (8-for-13) with four runs scored, two doubles, a home run, three RBI, 13 total bases, 1.000 slugging percentage and .643 on-base percentage during three games at the Dairy Queen Classic hosted by Minnesota . . . Went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles against No. 5 South Carolina (3-4) . . . Added two more hits, including first career home run, against New Orleans (3-5) and capped the weekend with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI against Minnesota (3-6) to help Pepperdine capture the tournament title . . . That performance earned him WCC's "Player of the Week" honors and selection to the College Baseball Foundation Hall of Fame Honor Roll . . . Went 4-for-12 with two runs scored and three RBI in three-game series vs. Saint Mary's (4/8-4/10) . . . Had a season-long six game hitting streak (4/3-4-12) during which time he batted .292 (7-for-24) . . . Went 3-for-5 with a run scored and tied career-highs with three RBI and two doubles at UC Irvine (5-17) . . . Batted .583 (7-for-12) with two runs scored and four RBI vs. Loyola Marymount in WCC Championship Series (5/27-29) . . . Named to the all-region team at the Long Beach Regional after batting .350 (7-for-20) with two runs scored, two doubles and three RBI . . . Played for the Danville Dans of the Central Illinois Collegiate League this past summer and batted .259 (38-for-147) with two home runs and 23 RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Valencia High in Valencia, California . . . Named All-Santa Clarita three times and was a first team selection in 2004 . . . Batted .417 with five home runs as a senior . . . Twice named the team's "Most Valuable Defensive Player" . . . Valencia High captured three Santa Clarita titles.

PERSONAL: Born September 30, 1985 . . . A resident of Valencia, California . . . Attended Valencia High . . . A member of the Reds and Mariners' scout teams . . . Also a member of the Angels' Elite team . . . Earned career path in studio art . . . Considered Arizona and San Francisco before choosing Pepperdine . . . Majoring in telecommunications-production/multimedia.

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