Tony Calderon

Tony Calderon

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orange, CA

High School:
El Modeno High

Last College:
Santa Ana JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
IF

Experience:
TR

OREGON STATE: "Tony played very well in the second half of the season for us last year; he could be one of the premier players in the Pac-10 this season. He had a very productive offensive season for us last year and was very effective at shortstop after being moved from third base - he made us a better team at shortstop." ... (2003) All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... among NCAA Division I leaders through end of regular season, third in doubles (0.453 per game) ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, second in doubles (24); tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (6); tied for 10th in walks (31) ... among OSU all-time single-season leaders, tied school record in doubles (24); 10th in hits (72) ... 19 multi-hit games; 12 multi-RBI games ... had a hit in 41 of 53 games, including 9 of last 11; had a RBI in 25 of 53 games; had a run in 34 of 53 games; had a walk in 26 of 53 games ... had a hit, RBI and run in 14 of 53 games ... started 31 games at shortstop, 22 at third base ... May 3 at UCLA, 4-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... March 23-April 22, in 17 games, batted .525 (32-for-61) with 1 homer, 11 doubles, 16 RBIs; raised batting average from .329 to .418 ... April 22 at Portland, 4-for-6, 2 doubles as OSU tied school record with 10 doubles ... April 5-April 18, 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .600 (18-for-30) with 6 doubles, 11 RBIs ... April 5-April 12, 5 straight multi-hit games ... April 12-April 13, doubled in 4 straight at-bats ... April 11-April 13, reached base in 9 straight plate appearances ... April 12 vs. Washington State, tied single-game school record with 3 doubles, 3-for-3 ... March 30 vs. California, 4-for-4, 1 double, 1 homer, 3 RBIs; homered as part of OSU's school record-tying 4 home runs in eighth inning ... Feb. 21-March 9, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (18-for-42) with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers, 15 RBIs ... Feb. 28-March 9, RBI in 5 straight games ... Feb. 27-March 1 at Clash of the Conferences, named to all-tourney team; batted .471 (8-for-17) with 3 doubles, 1 homer, 7 RBIs ... Feb 28 vs. San Diego State, 3-for-4, 1 homer, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 21-Feb. 28, scored a run in 6 straight games ... Feb. 22 vs. New Mexico, 3-for-4, 2 doubles, 1 triple.

SANTA ANA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lettered 2 years for coach Don Sneddon ... as a sophomore, batted .317 and fielded .925 while overcoming hamstring problem; all-conference second team ... as a freshman, batted .327, 7 homers, 45 RBIs; ... All-America first team, all-conference first team ... team won conference title both seasons.

EL MODENO HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Tom Kostic ... as a senior, batted .479, 7 homers, 25 RBIs; all-league first team ... drafted in 22nd round by Chicago Cubs ... prep teammates included Kevin Dykes, football, Boston College ... also competed in football, wrestling.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Sociology; thinking of becoming FBI agent ... born in El Paso, Texas ... mother, Elizabeth Calderon; brother, Bobby Calderon (25); sister, Victoria Calderon (21) ... Bobby played baseball and football at Chapman ... enjoys going to beach, golfing, watching movies ... top athletic thrill was playing his first high school varsity baseball game with his older brother ... favorite athlete is Kevin Dykes; favorite movie is Big Daddy; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite actors are Robert DeNiro, Julia Roberts; favorite book is Of Mice and Men; favorite vehicle is "my roommate's Ford Bronco"; favorite food is pizza; favorite restaurant is Mascarpones ... chose OSU because of head coach Pat Casey.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR	AVG.	G/GS	AB	R	H	BI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	HP	SB-ATT	TB	SLUG
2003	.362	53/53	199	48	72	43	24	1	4	31	40	8	2-3	110	.553
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