SDSU record 72 S-As earn MW spring academic honors
Walk-on who started over half of SDSU's games last season ... Competed for the Marysville (Calif.) Gold Sox in the Great West League during summer 2016 ... Batted .309 with nine doubles, three home runs and 29 RBI in 47 games ... Also stole 14 of 16 bases ... Was named to the South All-Star team ... Played for the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League during the summer of 2015 where he was the starting catcher for the West team in the league All-Star Game ... For the season batted .281 with four doubles, a triple, 14 runs scored and 13 RBI over 34 contests ... Played summer baseball for the San Diego Gamers in 2014.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Split time behind the plate, starting 30 times ... Appeared in a total of 38 contests at the catching position ... Second on the team in triples lead with three ... Recorded triples in back-to-back game vs. UC Riverside on May 17 and at San Jose State May 19 ... Season-best five-game hitting streak (May 19-26) ... Has had a career-high two hits in a game on three occasions, last time at Fresno State on May 7 ... Scored a personal-best three runs vs. Northwestern on May 12 ... Committed only two errors in 199 chances behind the plate ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Back-up catcher who appeared in 10 games including one start ... Start came vs. Brigham Young on March 30 ... Registered his first collegiate hit with a two-run home run vs. St. Mary's on May 14 at Tony Gwynn Stadium ... That blast accounted for his two RBI on the year ... Did not commit an error in 20 chances behind the plate ... Made two appearances in a pinch hitting role.
Earned three varsity letters as a baseball player at Grossmont High School in La Mesa, Calif. ... Was coached there by Chad Williams ... Team captain as a senior ... A third-team all-state selection as s senior when he batted .370 with six doubles, two triples, six home runs and 16 RBI ... Also named first-team all-Grossmont Hills League and first-team all-East County ... As a junior hit .371 with 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 32 RBI to earn third-team all-state underclassman accolades along with all-league and all East County honors ... Was a second-team all-league and all-East County selection as a sophomore after hitting .346 with four doubles, two triples, 14 RBI and a .402 on-base percentage ... Was active in Daisy Chain and Astronomy Club at Grossmont HS.
Hunter James Stratton was born July 20, 1996, in La Mesa, Calif. ... Son of John and Jody Stratton ... Enjoys fishing and playing card games ... List favorite athlete as Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz ... Was recruited by Nevada and Miami (Ohio) ... An undeclared major at SDSU.