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22   Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temecula, CA

High School:
Temecula Valley

Last College:
Riverside

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R


LBSU 2007: Appeared in 44 games with 28 starts, all in center field, batting .277 with 25 runs and 18 RBIs... had seven doubles, a triple and four home runs... named the Big West Player of the Week on May 14 after nine RBIs and four homers against SDSU and UCSB... eight multi-hit games on the season... went 2-for-4 with the game-winning two-run single in the eighth at Pacific... had a two-run home run, his first Division-I homer on national TV, no less, at San Diego State on May 8... hit a solo homer at UCSB three days later, before hitting a two-run home run on Saturday... finished the week with a grand slam in the 11th inning... had five hits at LMU on May 15... first start came on Feb. 24 his cast (hamate bone) was taken off the week of February 11.. had played center as a late inning defensive replacement and pinch runner prior to that.

Junior College: Spent two seasons at Riverside CC, batting .333 with 39 runs and 25 RBIs as a sophomore earning second team all-league honors... had 29 walks and a .460 on-base percentage... had seven doubles, one triple and two homers as well... as a freshman batted .264 with five doubles and one triple over 32 games... walked 14 times and produced a .383 on-base percentage.

High School: Spent four varsity seasons playing baseball at Temecula Valley High and one season of football... two-time all-league pick batted .397 his senior year... as a junior in 2003, batted .420.... baseball team won the league title in 2001 and 2002.

And Finally: Son of Michael and Janet Neslon... majoring in communications.

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