21 Robbie Blauer
Birth Date: 09/08/1985
Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Previous College: Orange Coast College
Position: Infield
The Gaucho coaching staff has high expectations for Blauer to be a big part of both the offensive and defensive effort. According to Coach Brontsema, "Robbie is an outstanding defensive player that will make the young Gaucho infield better." 2006
Started 53 of 54 games for the Gauchos in 2006...Compiled an eight-game hit streak from March 30 to April 9 and an unbelievable ten-game hit streak May 6-May 21...Batted .525 (21-40) over the 10-game streak en route to a Big West Player of the Week honor for the week of May 22...Earned Second Team All-Big West honors following the 2006 campaign...Finished the year batting .332 with 11 doubles, two homeruns, 30 walks, 29 RBI and 38 runs scored...Also swiped two bases and was hit by four pitches on the year...Tallied 16 multi-hit games, including 10 three-hit games...Tied the Gaucho single-game record with three doubles in the last game of the season, a loss to Cal Poly on May 28...Batted a perfect three-for-three with a double, two RBI and four runs scored against UC Davis on May 20...Racked up a season-high three RBI, a homer and three runs scored against TCU on March 18...Had the best end of the year showing on the team, raising his average from .278 to .332 in the last 13 games of the season...Finished the season ranked second on the team in on-base percentage (.432) and walks, third on the team in average, runs scored, RBI and doubles and fourth in hits (61) and total bases (78)...Batted .359 against right-handed pitchers...When he led off an inning, batted an astounding .571. Orange Coast College
Played for John Altobelli at Orange Coast College in the Orange Empire Conference...Batted .362 with nine doubles, ten hit-by-pitches, one homerun and 37 RBI...Holds a school record for his eight consecutive at bats with a hit...Posted eight three-hit games in 2005...Went 5-for-5 against San Diego Mesa in his sophomore campaign...Also sported a 15-game hitting streak...Voted Second Team All-OEC and First Team All-Southern California in 2005...Helped OCC to the 2005 OEC Championship, 2005 Regional Championship, 2005 Super Regional Championship and a Final Four appearance...Recipient of the 2005 Wendel Pickens Memorial Award. High School
Played first base for Matt Mosiello at Edison High School...Batted .421 with 11 doubles, one homerun, 18 walks and seven hit-by-pitches...As a senior, Blauer was voted First Team All-Sunset League, Second Team All-Orange County and Second Team All-CIF...As a junior he was named to the All-Sunset League Second Team ...Had a two-strike two-out double to tie and send a game into extra innings...In that same game he had a two-strike two-out double to end it in the ninth...Holds a school record for number of putouts, is second in doubles and hit-by-pitches, ranks fourth in on base percentage and fifth in walks...Helped Edison to the 2003 Sunset League Championship, 2003 Durango Classic Championship in Las Vegas and a No. 16 national ranking according to studentsports.com...Studentsports.com also ranked Edison No. 8 nationally in the preseason polls in 2002...Recruited out of high school by Long Beach State, Cal Poly, Chico State, Oral Roberts, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge and Kansas State. Personal
Born September 8, 1985 in Newport Beach, Calif...Majoring in business economics with a minor in sport management...Has a career goal of owning his own business...If he was not on the baseball field, he would be hitting the links on the golf course...Favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers...Favorite athlete is Albert Pujols...Enjoys watching Rounders, 61, Wedding Crashers and Rudy...Watches SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight daily and Family Guy and The OC weekly...Subscribes to Maxim and FHM...Would choose Brad Pitt to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Some of his favorite books are Angels and Demons, Moneyball and Ted Williams: The Science of Hitting...Enjoys the weather most about Santa Barbara...Lists Delmon Young as the best player he has ever faced in any sport...Has a brother, Chad, who plays baseball at the University of San Diego...If he could invite three celebrities to dinner, they would be Albert Pujols, Will Ferrell and Ted Williams...Claims to eat the same dinner every night before a game during a hitting streak...Had a high school superstition of wearing his stirrups to school on game days...Best advice received about baseball was "The harder you work the luckier you get."...Has a brother and a sister, Chad and Shannon...Son of John and Kathy Blauer.