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20   Jodi Nakawatase
Jodi Nakawatase

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Millikan HS

Last College:
CS Dominguez Hills

Height:
5-3

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R


2009: Started 37 games, primarily at second base ... Posted a .245 batting average with 24 hits, 12 runs scored and 10 RBI ... Went 2-for-2 with a home run and a pair of RBI in a 4-1 win over Wisconsin on Feb. 7 ... Also had two hits and a career-high three RBI vs. eighth-ranked Stanford ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at Pacific on May 8 ... Hit for a .455 clip (5-for-11) at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional ... Went 3-for-6 with a run scored in a 13-inning win over UNLV (May 16) ... Finished the season on a four-game hitting streak.

at Cal State Dominguez Hills (2007-08): Played two years under head coach Jim Maier at Cal State Dominguez Hills ... Helped the Toros make their seventh NCAA West Regional appearance ... Named the team's most valuable player as a freshman ... Hit .302 with a team-best 36 runs scored and 20 RBI in 2008 ... Also led the squad in at bats (179), hits (54), doubles (13), home runs (4) and walks (28) ... Posted a .307 batting average and a .446 slugging percentage with five home runs as a freshman.

High School: Lettered four years at Millikan High School ... Two-time Moore League champions ... Led the Rams to the CIF Division III title in 2005 ... Earned team MVP honors as a senior.

Personal: Played travel ball for the Artesia Punishers ... Two-time ASA 18-under state champions (2006-07) ... Also claimed the ASA 18-under national championship in 2007 ... A member of the principal's honor roll all four years at Millikan HS ... Majoring in kinesiology: exercise science.

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