Bulldogs defeat the Wolf Pack 11-9 on Sunday and improve to 6-2 on the season
Strong pitching and clutch hitting lead to opening night win
Fresno State goes 13 innings for first time since WAC Championship against Sacramento State in 2012
Last Updated: August 19, 2013
2013 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted the 2013 season.
PRIOR TO FRESNO STATE: Played his freshman and sophomore collegiate seasons at Orange Coast College, where he helped lead the team to the OEC Championship and a No. 1 national ranking... team recorded a 32-10 record in 2010 and a 36-7 record in 2011 ... a two-time all-conference honoree ... a team captain as a sophomore ... named to sophomore all-star game ... as a sophomore, posted a .297 batting average with seven doubles, three triples, a home run, 17 RBI, 21 walks, a .414 on base percentage and a .995 fielding percentage ... as a freshman, posted a .330 batting average with 10 doubles, a triple, a home run, 24 RBI, 21 walks, a .444 on base percentage and a .996 fielding percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Chino Hills, where he helped lead the team to a 18-10 record in 2010 ... earned first-team All-Sierra League and All-Inland Valley honors ... named to senior All-Star Game ... received Chino Hills Mr. Husky award ... as a senior, posted a .386 batting average with four home runs, 10 doubles, 24 RBI, 22 walks and 14 stolen bases.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 4, 1992 in San Dimas, Calif. ... hometown is Chino Hills, Calif. ... parents Matt and Dena Woodward ... has three brothers, Erick, Patrick, and Dominick, and one sister, Ryann ... former teammates Kyle Garlick (Oregon, Adam Hurley (Hawai'i) and Ryan Dorain (San Diego State) are playing collegiate baseball ... enjoys working out and watching sports ... served as high school's Associated Student Body Vice President and Renaissance Leader ... favorite athlete is Chipper Jones because he plays the game the right way .. biggest athletic thrill was making Final Four and being ranked 1st in the nation at Orange Coast College ... most admires his mom and dad because they have molded him into the individual that he is today ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the great coaching staff and history of winning ... also recruited by Hawai'i, Houston, New Mexico State, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC Riverside ... majoring in communications.