7 Nate Sutton
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine Prep
Position: Infield
Will return for final season as Gauchos' starting third baseman.

Had breakout year hitting .318 with 42 runs and 28 RBI...Started 52 of the Gauchos' 53 games at third base...Led team in six offensive categories including runs scored, total bases, hits and walks...Led team with 21 multi-hit games...Second on team with nine stolen bases...Had a five hit game against Westmont on March 5.

Played the majority of the games at the "hot corner" for the Gauchos. Batted .272 with 41 runs scored and 27 RBI. Also drew 25 walks.

Top freshman position player for the Gauchos...Appeared in 21 games getting one start...Had two hits on the season including a triple against San Jose State in season opener.

Summer Ball
Won NBC national championship with 2003 Santa Barbara Foresters

High School
Played for coach Gary Cunningham at Bellarmine Prep High School...Was a two-time All-West Catholic Athletic League selection at short stop...In Central Coast Section Championship year, Sutton hit .340 with 35 runs scored and six dingers...Scored 45 runs as team captain with a .396 batting average, earning all-section honors his senior season...Played on three WCAL Championship teams.

Born September 1, 1982 in Santa Cruz, CA...History major...Would one day like to own his own business...Is a fan of the A's, Rams and Supersonics...His favorite athletes include Ken Griffy Jr., Gary Payton and Isaac Bruce...Enjoys Remember the Titans...Favorite TV show is Sportscenter...Favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye...Has three brothers...Son of Terry and Margaret Sutton.