Fresno State: (2009) Appeared in 27 games and started 11 in the outfield ... tallied seven hits and 13 runs ... hit two home runs against CSU Bakersfield on April 5 ... hit .159 and had two stolen bases ... went 3-for-5 against CS Bakersfield on April 5. (2008) Played in 60 games and started 25 in the outfield and as designated hitter ... recorded a double, a home run, and 12 RBIs ... hit a home run against Cal Poly on March 26 ... had a batting average of .190.
San Joaquin Memorial HS: Three-year letterwinner in both baseball and football ... was named a Fresno Bee all-star all three years ... two-time NYL Player of the Year ... the Fresno Grizzlies Hot Stove Player of the Year ... a city/county all-star ... all-state senior year ... two-time NYL Player of the Year in football ... an all-league QB and safety and a Fresno Bee all-star.
Personal: Born on Aug. 11, 1988 in Visalia, Calif. ... the son of Joy and Todd Soares ... has one brother, AJ, and one sister, Jaclynn ... hobbies include golfing, fishing, cooking and eating ... made the principal's honor roll all four years with a 3.67 GPA ... favorite athlete is Brett Favre ... his biggest athletic thrill was winning two Valley championships ... admires his parents ... chose Fresno State because of the tradition of the baseball program ... also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Arizona, UC Irvine and UCLA.
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