Named to Mountain West All-Academic Team and named a Mountain West Scholar Athlete for having above a 3.5 GPA… Hit .305 and was one of just two Aztecs to see action in all 63 games… Also hit seven home runs (third most on the team) with 38 RBI… Also hit 12 doubles and a pair of triples… Ended the season on a 14-game on-base streak and a seven-game hitting streak… Logged 17 multi-hit games, including a trio of four-hit performances… Posted a season-high three RBIs on four separate occasions… Hit .327 in Mountain West play… Hit .330 with runners on base and .369 with runners in scoring position… Also hit .359 with two outs… Recorded 19 two-out RBIs, good for third most on the team… Hit .454 (20-for-44) in the eighth inning and later of games.
Has played all three outfield positions for the Aztecs ... Earned freshman All-America honors in 2015 as the Aztecs' starting right fielder ... Played for the Dodge City A's in the Jayhawk League during the summer of 2016 ... Led the team with a .427 batting average over 44 games and recorded 18 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 11 stolen bases and 38 RBI ... Was a first-team all-Jayhawk League selection and the league's Hitter of the Year ... Was named to the 2014 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior honorable mention team ... Participated in the Baseball Factory 2012 Team One West Showcase.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016 Was the Aztec starter in center field (21 times) over the first half of the season ... Took over as the starter in left field where he started 25 times ... Also made one start in right field ... Had a season-best five-game hitting streak April 3-10 when he went 5-for-16 (.313) with two triples, four RBI and four runs scored ... Recorded triples in back-to-back games against Long Beach State and UNLV (April 5 and 8) ... Season-best three RBI at Nevada on April 1 ... Had his only home run of the year in that contest in Reno ... Had 13 multiple-hit games in 2016 ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team and was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015 Was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball News ... Started 52 games in right field, five in center and three as the DH, a total of 60 starts in SDSU's 61 games ... Also appeared as a pinch a hitter and a defensive replacement in right field ... Named second team all-Mountain West ... Tied the SDSU record for sacrifice bunts in a game with three vs. New Mexico on Sunday (May 24) ... Fourth on the team in hitting with a .320 batting average ... Walked 37 times and had a .417 on-base percentage, third highest on the squad ... Ranked 14th in the Mountain West (overall) in on-base percentage and fourth in walks ... Also fourth in sacrifice bunts ... Had a streak of reaching base safely (via hit, base on balls or hit by pitch) in 32 consecutive games end on May 15 vs. St, Mary's ... Had a pair of nine-game hitting streaks separated by a game in which he went 0-for-3 with a walk and sac bunt ... Had multiple hits in a game on 17 occasions ... Six multiple RBI contests ... Career-high four RBI at UC Riverside on Feb. 21 ... Scored personal-best three runs on two occasions: vs. San Jose State on Feb. 27 and at Fresno State April 26 ... Finished conference play with a batting average of 347.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned three varsity letters as a baseball player at Capistrano Valley High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. ... Coached there by Bob Zamora ... A second-team all-South Coast League selection as a junior and senior ... As a senior batted .296 over 33 contests with nine doubles, two triples, a home run, 17 runs scored and 22 RBI ... Hit .324 during his junior year with six doubles and 21 RBI in 31 games ... As a sophomore appeared in eight games going 4-for-10 with three doubles ... Did not commit an error during his prep career, finishing with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 72 contests (147 chances).
PERSONAL Chase Matthew Calabuig was born Dec. 10, 1995, in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Son of Robert and Jamie Calabuig ... Is a second cousin of former Oakland A's catcher Ron Hassey ... Enjoys surfing, paintballing and spending time with family and friends ... Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Rams receiver Wes Welker ... Also drew interest from Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, San Francisco, Dartmouth and San Jose State ... A kinesiology major at San Diego State with career plans as a physician's assistant or physical therapist.