9 - Chad Peshke
Chad Peshke
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: Redondo Beach
Position: Second Base
2001
The consistent Peshke will be the Gauchos' starter at second for the fourth straight year.

2000
Started in all 53 games for the Gauchos...Has started in all 157 games played for the Gauchos...All-Big West Honorable Mention selection...Tops on the team with 213 at bats, 71 hits, 20 doubles, seven stolen bases, and 56 runs scored...Also batted .333 with 52 RBI, tallied 104 total bases, and had a .419 on base percentage...Went 4-for-5 with three runs, four RBI and a home run against Long Beach State...His 20 doubles are good for sixth all-time in a single season at UCSB...Fourth all-time at UCSB with 50 career doubles...Seventh all-time at UCSB with 656 career at-bats...Eighth all-time at UCSB with 145 career runs scored...Tenth all-time at UCSB with 120 career RBI...Played summer ball for the CCCL champion Santa Barbara Forresters garnering MVP honors in the California Coastal Collegiate League.

1999
Was a staple in the Gauchos lineup...Started in all of the Gauchos' 53 games...Led the Gauchos in at bats...Finished the season with a .316 batting average, 12 doubles, four homersr and 41 RBI to go along with 45 runs of his own...Was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts...Had 25 multi-hit games, including a streak of five straight...Went 9-for-17 against New Mexico State, chalking up eight runs and six RBI.

1998
Appeared and started in all 51 games...Batted .298 and was third on the team with 18 doubles...Led the Gauchos in walks (40) and at bats (208)...Was second on the team with 44 runs...Drove in five runs, hit a home run, and stole two bases vs. Cal Poly on April 25...Had 20 multi-hit games...Scored four times and drove in three runs vs. Oregon State on February 18.

High School
Played for Tim Ammentorp at Redondo Union High School...Hit .401 during his high school career...Hit .410 with five home runs and 34 RBI as a senior...Hit .383 with four home runs and 45 RBI as a junior...Named All-CIF, All-Ocean League, and All-Area his junior and senior seasons...Named First Team All-State following his junior year...Led Redondo Union to an Ocean League Championship his junior year...Also played soccer as a prepster.

Personal
Born September 10, 1979 in Inglewood, Calif...Majoring in Business Economics and minoring in Sports Mangaement...Would like to become involved in real estate...Roots for the Dodgers and Lakers...Favorite athletes are Nolan Ryan and Cal Ripken...Favorite movie is Top Gun... Also recruited by USC, Fresno State and UCLA...Son of Loren and Candis Peshke.