Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
Excellent defensive infielder who returns for his senior campaign as SDSU's starter at shortstop ... Competed for the West Virginia Miners of the Prospect League, hitting .157 with three doubles, a home run and 12 RBI while helping the Miners to the league championship ... Played for the Holyoke (Mass.) Blue Sox in the New England Collegiate League during the summer of 2012 ... Batted .170 with 14 runs batted in and eight stolen bases in 32 contests ... Was a member of the Kitsap Yellowjackets of the West Coast Collegiate League during the summer of 2011 ... Hit .212 over 45 games ... Played during the summer of 2009 with the San Diego Gamers.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Tied his career high with three runs scored in the season opener at the University of San Diego on Feb. 15 ... Had a career-high four runs batted in during the regular-season series finale against New Mexico (May 18) with a bases-loaded three-run double and a bases loaded hit by pitch ... Personal season-best seven-game hitting streak from April 7-20 when he hit .310 (9-for-29) with four RBI and seven runs scored ... Hit his first triple since his freshman season against Air Force on May 11 ... His 14 sacrifice bunts tied the school record that has stood since 1990.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Appeared in 41 games with 35 starts at shortstop ... Had five doubles during the season including two against Loyola Marymount on May 15 ... Also had a season-high three runs batted in during that contest ... Other multiple-RBI effort came at New Mexico on March 16 when he drove in two runs ... Scored two runs in a game on seven occasions with final coming in win over UNLV at the Mountain West Tournament on May 25 ... Tied the SDSU record for sacrifice bunts in a game with three against St. Mary's on March 11 ... Hit .217 in conference play (14 contests).
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Versatile athlete who saw playing time at second, third and shortstop in his first season of college ball ... Played primarily at second base, but moved into the starting role at shortstop over the final 14 contests of the season ... Had streak of 11 consecutive games in which he reached base safely (either via hit, walk or hit by pitch) from March 11 to April 2 ... Season-long four-game hitting streak on two occasions ... First multiple-hit effort came in win over Cal State Northridge on March 29 when he had two singles and two runs batted in ... Recorded two RBI on three other occasions ... Season-high three runs scored in win at Utah on May 7 ... Ranked second on the team with six sacrifice bunts and six hit by pitch ... Drew a walk in five of the final six games of the year ... Committed only one error in 25 games at second base (108 chances) for a .991 fielding percentage ... Batted .235 in 22 Mountain West Conference contests.
Won two varsity baseball letters at Grossmont High School in El Cajon, Calif. under Coach Jim Earley ... Saw time as a shortstop and as a pitcher ... As a senior had a .365 batting average with 28 RBI, nine doubles and two home runs ... Was successful on 12-of-13 stolen base attempts ... Foothillers won both the Grossmont Hills League and CIF Division II titles in 2010 ... A second-team all-Grossmont Hills League and second team all-East County honoree at shortstop ... As a junior hit .252 with three doubles and a home run ... Was a perfect 11-for-11 in steals ... Grossmont won league title and was runner-up in the CIF playoffs ... Named team's defensive player of the year both his junior and senior seasons ... ... Named to Grossmont's All-Academic Team ... An honor roll student.
Evan Thomas Potter was born on June 9, 1992 in El Cajon, Calif. ... Son of John and Lisa Potter ... Has two sisters, Amanda and Alexa ... Plans to have a career as a financial advisor ... Favorite athlete is Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki ... Hobbies include going to the beach, sports and video games ... Also recruited by USC, UC San Diego, Chapman and Loyola Marymount ... A business major at San Diego State.