Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
A preseason second-team All-America selection by Baseball America ... Named to the College Sports Madness preseason all-Mountain West second team ... Solid offensive and defensive outfielder who returns as the starter in center fielder in 2014 ... Member of the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League during summer 2013 ... Hit .221 over 19 contests was 11-for-12 in stolen bases ... Played for the Quincy (Ill.) Gems in the Prospect League during the summer of 2012 ... Batted .306 with seven doubles, four triples and three home runs ... Scored 55 runs and stole 25 bases over 53 games ... Was named to the league's West All-Star Team ... Competed during summers of 2010 and 2011 for the San Diego Hustle ... Member of the Rays Scout team in 2010.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Named to the all-tourney team at the NCAA Regional Tournament at UCLA after going 3-for-8 with a double and triple in two contests ... All-tournament selection at the Mountain West Tournament in Fresno, Calif., after hitting .407 (11-for-27( with three double, six runs score and five RBI ... Hit .538 during the three games at USD on opening weekend (Feb. 15-17) ... Had a string of 24 consecutive contest in which he reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit by pitch) from April 21 to June 1 ... Had a personal session-best 10-game hitting streak during that run from April 1-19 ... Put together an eight-game hitting streak (April 21-May4) during which he batted .405 (15-for-37) with seven runs scored and four RBI ... He led the team in runs (51), walks (36) and stolen bases (25) ... His stolen base total led the Mountain West and was the most by an Aztec since Quintin Berry had 32 during the 2006 campaign ... Ranked fourth on the squad in multiple-hit games with 19 ... Was selected an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for 2013 by Diverse: Issuers in Higher Education magazine, one of 12 collegiate baseball players nationwide (all divisions) to receive the honor ... Named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and a member of the Mountain West All-Academic team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Played primarily in right field and also made two short relief appearances on the mound as a freshman ... Led the team with 11 stolen bases and tied for the team best with 11 doubles ... Had a team-high 22 multiple-hit games ... Second on the squad with eight multiple-RBI contests ... Had a season-best seven-game hitting streak early in the season (March 3-16) during which he batted .385 (10-for-26) ... Most productive day at the plate came vs. Loyola Marymount (May 15) when he went 3-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and a season-high four RBI ... Committed only one error in 155 chances for a .994 fielding percentage ... Strong arm led to 10 defensive assists from the outfield ... In conference play hit .330 with a .407 on-base percentage ... Was named to the all-tournament team at the Mountain West Championships when he hit .438 with two home runs, six runs scored, and four runs batted in over four games ... Was named a Mountain West Scholar Athlete (cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher) ... Also selected to the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
Won four varsity letters as a baseball player at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, Calif. ... Played there for coach Kurt Gritts ... Named Mesa League Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .470 with eight doubles and three home runs ... Scored 35 runs in 28 games with 11 stolen bases in 13 attempts ... Also compiled a 3-2 record with two saves and a 2.18 earned run average as a pitcher ... Second-team all-San Diego Section honoree ... First-team all-Mesa League as a junior and senior ... During his junior season batted .410 with 11 doubles and 31 runs scored over 30 contests ... Member of the San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic baseball team his final two seasons ... Competed for the Hilltop football squad as a senior in 2010.
Gregory L. Allen was born March 15, 1993 in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Kim and Charles Allen ... Cousin, DeWayne Patmon, played collegiate football at Michigan and for the New York Giants of the NFL ... Another cousin, Chad Patmon, played football at Texas ... Favorite athletes include former Dodger great Jackie Robinson and San Diego Padre outfielder Cameron Maybin ... Majoring in business at San Diego State with plans to go on to law school ... Was also recruited by Indiana, Fresno State, Iowa, UC Irvine and New Mexico.