34 Clayton Shank
34 Clayton Shank
Birth Date: 09/18/1984
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
High School: Folsom HS
Previous College: Sacramento City College
Position: Outfield
Left-handed potent bat will likely see time as the designated hitter. 2006
Played in 23 games, starting five as a junior...Batted .300 in 30 at bats, collecting four doubles, three walks, an RBI and three runs scored...Led the team in pinch-hitting, connecting for a .533 average (eight-for-fifteen) in such situations...Picked up doubles against San Jose State on February 12, Pacific on April 15, UC Irvine on April 22 and UC Davis on May 21...Appeared in 17 games where he had only one at bat, connecting for a hit in eight of those (.471). Junior College
Played in 35 games as a sophomore under Head Coach Andy McKay at Sacramento City College...Saw time in right field and as a designated hitter for the Panthers...Hit .255 with 11 doubles, 22 runs scored, one homerun and 16 RBI...Finished with a .405 on-base percentage and a .388 slugging percentage...Redshirted in 2003...Shank batted .313 with three doubles, three homeruns and 13 RBI his freshman year playing for Doug Jumelet at American River College...Was 1-for-2 in the stolen base department on the season...Finished with a slugging percentage of .463 and an on-base percentage of .408...Honorable Mention for the DH position in the Bay Valley East Conference in 2004...Went a perfect 4-for-4 with one homerun and four RBI against Solano College as a freshman...Voted 2005 Male Academic Athlete of the Year at Sacramento City College with a 3.98 grade point average. High School
Prepped at Folsom High School, where he played left field, right field and designated hitter for the Bulldogs and coach Aaron Agnew...Hit .480 with four homeruns, 40 RBI and only four strikeouts as a senior...Finished his junior year batting .350 with a homer and three strikeouts...Had an outstanding sophomore year, hitting .586 with three round-trippers and only two strikeouts...Voted First Team All-City by the Sacramento Bee Newspaper in 2002...Helped the Bulldogs to the 2002 Division-II Sac-Joaquin Section Championship. Personal
Born September 18, 1984 in San Jose, Calif...Majoring in Film Studies at UCSB...Has a career aspiration of making it in Hollywood...If he was not playing baseball, he would be playing ping-pong...Roots for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics...Favorite athletes are Shawn Green and Barry Bonds...Most memorable sports moment was hitting a grand slam in the 2002 section playoffs...Enjoys watching Fight Club, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Heat, Seven, Pulp Fiction, American Psycho and Million Dollar Baby...Favorite television shows are 24, Baseball Tonight and House...Has a famous relative, Buffalo Bill Cody...Enjoys reading the works of Stephen King, George Carlin and Bill Maher...Subscribes to Entertainment Weekly...Would choose either Edward Norton or Christian Bale to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Would like to invite Edward Norton, Christian Bale and Jennifer Connelly to dinner...Claims to have a superstition where he picks up dirt in the batter's box when he first walks up (reference to Russell Crowe in Gladiator)...Lists Mel Cuckovich (high school pitcher) as the best player he has ever faced in any sport...His favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the weather...Claims his dad gave him the best advice he has ever received about baseball when he said, "Straight leg me, Jocko!"...Claims to be an expert at impersonating Al Pacino, Matthew McCaughnehey, Brian Regan and Bill Murray...Has a brother, Joey, who plays basketball at American River College...Son of Jeff and Leslie Shank.