With baseball season rapidly approaching, GoBulldog.com recently caught up with senior Kevin Viers as he enters his final season as a Bulldog.
Fresno State produced 14 hits, with its last a Kevin Viers walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth
Fresno State defeated Nevada 4-3 on day one of the Mountain West Championship Tournament
Fresno State will go for the series sweep Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Beiden Field.
Fresno State goes 13 innings for first time since WAC Championship against Sacramento State in 2012
2015 (Junior): Appeared in all 59 games for the Bulldogs... made 46 starts on the year with 39 coming at first base, one at third base and six as the designated hitter... hit .257 from the plate and had a .422 slugging percentage... ranked fifth on the team with 48 hits, 16 going for extra-bases... drove in 34 RBI (second on team) and scored 29 runs (fourth on team)... tied for team-lead with seven home runs and added eight doubles and one home run... stole six bases in nine attempts... had 335 putouts at first base for the second-most on the team... had 14 multi-hit games along with eight multi-RBI games and five multi-run games... had a season-best six-game hitting streak in the final three regular season games against New Mexico and first three contests of the MW Conference Tournament... had a season-high three hits in four games... scored a season-high three runs in a 5-4 10-inning win against San Diego State (Apr. 24)... tallied three RBI's in three games at USC (Mar. 17), San Jose State (Mar. 21) and at Sacramento State (Apr. 22)... had home runs in three straight games against SJSU (Mar. 20-22).
2014 (Sophomore): Started 52 games and appeared in 56-of-57 games during the season ... made 34 starts at first base and 18 as the designated hitter ... batted from the No. 6 spot more than any other (28 games), also appeared at the No. 5 (17), No. 7 (4), No. 4 (2) and No. 2 (1) positions in the lineup ... ranked tied for second on the team with 10 doubles and tied for first on the team for triples with two ... fielded 30 double plays, the ninth-most in the Mountain West ... was a double short of a cycle on March 9 at Air Force as he went 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored ... posted six multi-RBI games that tied for the fourth most on the team ... owned a .222 season batting average and .304 on-base percentage ... registered 45 hits, 22 RBI, 21 walks and 22 runs scored ... recorded nine multi-hit games and was one of three Bulldogs on the season to have a four-hit game - Feb. 15 at UC Irvine (4-for-7, three singles and a double) ... provided go-ahead RBI-single in the seventh inning on Feb. 22 vs. Nevada (W, 5-3), a game he went 2-for-4 with two RBI ... scored three of the Bulldogs' four runs in their MW Tournament opening win against Nevada on May 21.
2013 (Freshman): Made 56 appearances, earning 55 starts ... finished the season with a .251 batting average with 49 hits ... had 12 doubles, three triples and four home runs ... scored 23 runs and finished with 23 RBI ... had five stolen bases ... had a career-high three doubles in an 8-6 win over Hawai'i on May 7.
High School: A three-year letterwinner in both football and baseball at Esperanza High School in Anaheim ... led EHS to back-to-back league baseball championships as a team captain ... named to North-South and league all-star baseball games ... earned gold glove award in 2012 and rookie of the year honors in 2010 ... in football, named offensive player of the year and special teams player of the year.
Personal: Born in Whittier, Calif. ... hometown is Yorba Linda, Calif. ... parents are Dave and Julie Viers ... has one brother, Cody ... enjoys going to the beach, body boarding, watching movies, listening to the music and hanging out with friends ... named Esperanza High School's homecoming prince ... favorite athlete is Andre Ethier because of his swing ... biggest athletic thrill was playing at Dodger Stadium as a junior in high school ... most admires his parents because they are the ones that inspire him ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the atmosphere and team ... also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State and UC Irvine ... major at Fresno State is criminology-law enforcement.
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