17 Derek Kearney
17 Derek Kearney
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Year: JR
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
High School: La Costa Canyon
Position: P/OF

As a Sophomore (2013):

Started all but one game as an outfielder or pitcher ... On the mound he struck out a team high 20 batters in 54.1 innings of work ... At the plate he recorded 22 hits and scored 10 runs ... Was named the SCIAC male Athlete of the Week after the second week of February

As a First-Year (2012):

Appeared in 12 games on the mound; nine as the starter ... Struck out a team high 32 batters in 50.2 innings of work ... Struck out seven batters in four innings of relief against La Sierra (2/5) ... Best game as a starter came against Whittier (4/15) when he pitched six innings, struck out four and gave up six hits

High School:

Played baseball for four years as a pitcher in high school...Named Pitcher of the Year and Sophomore of the Year in high school


Personal:

Mechanical Engineering and BEM major...Interested in getting masters degree in Mechanical Engineering after Caltech...Lists his hobbies as drawing, building, and weight lifting...His favorite team is the Los Angeles Dodgers...Played club baseball for the Thunder and Bulldogs for Palomar College...His most exciting research project was an alternative energy project for environmental science during his senior year in high school...His biggest influence is his older brother Steven who was a varsity golfer at Stanford...Son of Dave and Tina...Has two siblings named Steven and Jenna