UCLA Baseball BIO
Kort Peterson
Player Profile:
Kort Peterson 1766837
Position: Outfield
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mountain View, Calif.
High School: St. Francis HS

2015 (Summer)
Batted .186 with eight runs and one RBI over 13 games for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League … hit one triple and stole three bases … racked up two multi-hit games … helped lead Cotuit to a 17-27 overall record and a fourth place finish in the Cape Cod League West Division.

Appeared in 52 games, making 44 starts (split between right field and designated hitter)…hit .274 with 26 runs and 17 RBI…recorded 12 extra-base hits, including 10 doubles and two triples…led the team and ranked seventh in the conference in steals, converting 15-of-16 stolen base attempts…slugged .360 and posted an on-base percentage of .341…walked 12 times and was hit by a pitch six times…recorded nine multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games…set or tied new single game career-highs in at-bats (5), runs (4), hits (4), RBI (3), doubles (1), triples (1) and steals (2)…posted a .976 fielding percentage, committing just two errors…hit .268 with 15 runs and six RBI during Pac-12 play…led the team with eight steals during conference play…posted a season-high six-game hit-streak from March 10 to March 22…racked up three hits, including a double at Washington State on March 29…had his best game of the season, going 4-for-5 with a double, four runs and three RBI against UC Irvine on April 21…recorded at least one hit in all five postseason games, going 7-for-18 with a run and two RBI at the Los Angeles Regional.

2014 (Summer)
Played for the Cowlitz Black Bears in the West Coast League…posted a team-leading .344 batting average (31-for-90) in 26 games for Cowlitz…totaled five doubles, four RBI and 17 runs…also drew 19 walks (18 strikeouts)…Cowlitz went 24-30, finishing third in the West Coast League’s West Division.

Appeared in 26 games, making six starts (five at designated hitter, one at right field)...batted .097 with three runs, one RBI and three stolen bases...drew six walks and six hit by pitches as well...posted an on-base percentage of .349...made his first collegiate start on March 30 vs. Arizona State, earning two hit by pitches...went 1-for-2 with a run and a RBI in UCLA's 5-3 win at Loyola Marymount on April 1...stole two bases and scored the game-winning run in the top of the 11th in the Bruins' 1-0 win at Long Beach State on April 4.

High School
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at St. Francis High School (Mountain View, Calif.) under head coach Mike Oakland...ranked No. 70 on Perfect Game USA's list of Top 500 2013 High School Prospects and No. 155 Perfect Game USA's list of the top 300 prospects eligible for the 2013 MLB Draft...also ranked as the third-best outfielder from the state of California by Perfect Game USA...as a senior at St. Francis, hit .367 with 42 runs scored, five home runs, 22 RBI and 15 stolen bases…also recorded three doubles, two triples and a .570 OBP…2013 first-team All-West Catholic League selection…second-team Rawlings All-American…first-team All-State selection in 2013 … led St. Francis to the CIF Central Coast title in 2013…competed for the Oakland A's at the 2012 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif...participated in the 2012 Perfect Game National Showcase in Minneapolis, Minn...also competed in the 2012 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C., playing for the American Legion team...batted .382 with 32 RBI, five home runs, 17 RBI and a .458 OBP as a junior in 2012...did not commit an error in the outfield in 2012 or 2013, posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage...2012 first-team West Catholic Athletic League selection...also played football for St. Francis…competed for club team NorCal Baseball.

Full name: Kort Henry Peterson...Born in Santa Cruz, Calif...parents are Jeff and Karen Peterson...Stepmother is Julee Peterson...has a twin brother, Eric, and a younger sister, Bryn...father Jeff played baseball at California...brother Eric is also a current member of the California baseball team...admires Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Albert Pujols...undeclared major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 5 (six times), last at Arizona State (5/8/15)
Runs - 4 vs. UC Irvine (4/21/15)
Hits - 4 vs. UC Irvine (4/21/15)
RBI - 3 vs. UC Irvine (4/21/15)
Doubles - 1 (ten times), last at Arizona State (5/9/15)
Triples - 1 (two times), last at Arizona State (5/8/15)
Stolen Bases - 2 (five times), last vs. Arizona (5/15/15)


2014 Fr. .097 26 6 31 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 .097 6 6 11 1 .349 0 2 3 3
2015 So. .274 52 44 164 26 45 10 2 0 17 59 .360 12 6 40 1 .341 3 12 15 16
TOTALS   .246 78 50 195 29 48 10 2 0 18 62 .318 18 12 51 2 .342 3 14 18 19
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