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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Athlete of the Quarter: Honorable Mention

Junior Paul Politi’s season ended with a 10-game hitting streak intact, topped off with an All-Big West Conference second team selection.

The Los Gatos native manned the hot corner all year for UC Davis, and was the only Aggie to start all 57 games.

The third baseman hit a team-leading .345 for the season – good enough to place him eighth in the Big West – and amassed another team-leading 79 hits on the year, which ranked third in the conference.

Politi also led UC Davis with 32 RBIs, second on the team with 13 doubles, and blasted three home runs.

His single in the bottom of the 11th against Big West rival Cal Poly provided the walk-off RBI on May 4. His 4-6 performance that day was just one of many highlights in this season of offensive explosion.

Politi will return next year for the Aggies and will look to add to his already impressive batting statistics.

RUSSELL EISENMAN can be reached at sports@theaggie.org.


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