Today marks the fifth anniverary of the Fresno State baseball team winning the 2008 national championship.
Fresno State: (2007) The only Bulldog to start in every game as left fielder ... batted with a .340 average with 14 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 68 RBI ... fifth all-time in Fresno State season history with 68 RBI ... had 12 stolen bases ... First-team All-WAC ... NCAA San Diego Regional All-Tournament Team ... Conference Player of the Week April 23 ... recorded a 3-for-4 outing vs. Loyola Marymount with one home run, two singles and six RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Feb. 16 ... went 4-for-5 with four singles and four RBI vs. San Diego March 2 ... went 3-for-4 with two home runs, one double, one walk and five RBI vs. Dallas Baptist March 15 ... had a 3-for-5 outing with one home run and two RBI vs. Cal Poly April 28.
Fresno State: (2006) Appeared in 61 games and started 59 last season ... named First Team Academic All-District 8 with a 3.71 GPA in Civil Engineering ... First-Team All-WAC Designated Hitter ... All-WAC Tournament Team at Designated Hitter ... Two-time Academic All-WAC ... led Bulldogs with 14 home runs on the season, 4th in the WAC ... Four-time winner of the WAC Hitter of the Week Award in 2006; tied with Luke Hopkins for the most in the conference ... hit .329 on the season ... hit .402 in WAC play, good for third in the conference ... hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the 9th against San Jose State on 5/14 on the way to the win ... led the WAC with 58 runs scored ... led the team with 14 HBP's on the season ... had three hits in three at bats against Pepperdine (2/12) ... had two games with four RBI's one at UCLA on (2/5) and vs. Nevada (5/7) ... had four hits in seven at bats against Sacramento State (3/26) ... had three hits in four at bats back-to-back against Nevada (5/7) and San Jose State (5/12) ... totaled 225 at bats with a .329 batting average ... tallied 74 hits, 63 runs, 49 RBI's, 15 doubles, one triple and 24 walks.
Fresno State: (2005) Academic All-WAC ... split time with starts in left field and at DH ... led team in sacrifice bunts with eight, five more than the next on the team ... named the team's scholar-athlete of the year ... led team in hitting against UCLA, batting .444 ... two for three with a run scored against UCLA (2/5) ... two for three with a double against UC Santa Barbara (2/19) ... one for four with two RBI against Dallas Baptist in the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic (3/10) ... two for three with three RBI and a double against Iona in the nightcap of a double header (3/18) ... two for four against Hawai'i (3/26) ... two for three with a double against San Jose State (4/9) ... tied a season-high with three hits against Hawai'i, including a double (5/14) ... had three hits again the next game against Louisiana Tech, while hitting his first collegiate triple (5/20) ... three for four with a double and two RBI against Nevada (5/29).
Hart High School: Two-year letterwinner under head coach Jim Ozella ... team captain his senior year ... hit .301 with five homers and 27 RBI as a junior ... member of National Honors Society and California Scholastic Federation.
Other Team: Cardinal Elite Team.
Personal: Stephen James Susdorf was born March 28, 1986, in Valencia, Calif. ... son of Bill and Katie Susdorf ... father is a medical salesman and mother is self-employed ... has two brothers, Billy and Danny, and one sister, Anne ... Billy played at UCLA and is in the Texas Rangers organization ... contemplated profession is civil engineering ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the baseball program and coaching staff ... also recruited by UC Irvine, UCLA, Cal Poly, Chapman and UC Davis.