Seth Pietsch

Seth Pietsch

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilderville, OR

High School:
Hidden Valley HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/16/1981

Experience:
2V

OREGON STATE: One of 17 returning lettermen and 11 returning starters this spring ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: “Seth had a solid year last year and continues to improve defensively. He has power and speed, and we’re looking for a big year from him.” ... named to New England Collegiate Baseball League all-star team in summer, 2002 ... (2002) All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... among NCAA Division I leaders through end of regular season, tied for 13th in doubles per game (0.45) ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, first in doubles (24); second in triples (6); 10th in slugging percentage (.600) ... among OSU all-time single-season leaders, school record for doubles (24); tied for second in triples (6); tied for fourth in runs (51); fifth in total bases (123); tied for ninth in at-bats (205) ... greatly improved his defense ... 38 of 63 hits went for extra bases; in career, 43 of 72 hits have gone for extra bases ... 20 multi-hit games; 10 multi-RBI games ... had a hit in 39 of 53 games; had a run in 37 of 53 games ... doubled and tripled in same game 3 times ... May 25 at Arizona State, 3-for-5, 1 double ... April 26-May 17, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .318 (14-for-44) with 8 doubles, 4 homers, 12 RBIs ... April 27-May 10, 10 straight hits went for extra bases with 6 doubles, 4 homers ... May 10 at California, set single-season school record for doubles with his 20th, then added his 21st ... May 5 at Washington State, 2 doubles to tie school single-season record ... April 27 vs. Stanford, 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 homer, 2 RBIs ... April 26 vs. Stanford, diving catch in leftfield corner to start ninth inning helped preserve win over nation’s fourth-ranked team in first-ever night game at OSU ... April 5-April 19, batted .484 (15-for-31) with 1 double, 3 triples, 1 homer, 5 RBIs ... April 5-April 13, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .524 (11-for-21) with 1 double, 2 triples, 1 homer, 5 RBIs ... April 5-April 7 at Southern California, batted .500 (7-for-14) ... March 17 vs. Washington State, singled home winning run in 10th inning ... Feb. 16-Feb. 25, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .440 (11-for-25) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer ... Feb. 24 vs. San Francisco, 3-for-5, 1 double, 1 triple ... Feb. 16 vs. Western Kentucky, 2-for-4, 1 triple, 1 homer, 2 RBIs ... (2001) 5 of 9 hits went for extra bases ... April 22-April 25, hits in 3 straight at-bats … April 24 at Portland, pinch-hit 2-run double in eighth drove in tying, winning runs … April 22 vs. Washington State, pinch-hit double with 2 out in bottom of ninth started 4-run rally for 8-7 win … March 6 vs. Washington and March 4 vs. San Francisco, homered in first 2 career starts; first career hit was a homer.

HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Bogie Bennett, Don Moore ... as a senior, batted .513, 9 homers, 40 RBIs, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 13 stolen bases; all-state first team, all-league first team; Outstanding Player in state all-star series ... as a junior, all-league second team ... 2-time team Most Inspirational ... also played football ... 3.2 GPA; Scholar/Athlete Award.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science; may become a personal trainer ... born Sept. 16, 1981 in Grants Pass, Ore. ... parents, Clint and Faye Pietsch; brothers, Todd (37), Scott (33), Joel (29), Nathan (25), Tim (13) ... Joel played baseball for Lewis & Clark ... enjoys fishing ... top athletic thrill is watching the ball go over the fence ... favorite athlete is Sammy Sosa; favorite movie is Last of the Mohicans; favorite TV show is This Week in Baseball; favorite actor is Harrison Ford; favorite group is God Smack; favorite book is Lord of the Rings; favorite vehicle is Dodge Viper; favorite food is seafood ... chose OSU for its baseball program.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR	AVG.	G/GS	AB	R	H	BI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	HP	SB-ATT	TB	SLUG
2001	.265	20/10	34	7	9	5	3	0	2	3	6	2	0-0	18	.529
2002	.307	53/53	205	51	63	34	24	6	8	27	37	6	2-5	123	.600
TOTALS	.301	73/63	239	58	72	39	27	6	10	30	43	8	2-5	141	.590
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