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#26 David Berg
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 194
Year: Senior
Hometown: Covina, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat HS

Notes
Selected by the Chicago Cubs as the 173rd overall selection in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB Draft...made an NCAA record 175 appearances in four seasons at UCLA...tied for the most career saves in Pac-12 history with 49...owns the NCAA single-season record for saves with 24, set in 2013...tied the NCAA record for most appearances in a season with 51 in 2013...two-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and NCBWA Stopper of the Year winner, becoming the first ever two-time winner of the Stopper of the Year (2013 & 2015)…became the first reliever in conference history to win Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and was UCLA's first recipient of the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award...led the conference in ERA three times and is the only pitcher in UCLA history to lead the conference in ERA in back-to-back seasons...in his career at UCLA, posted a 22-6 record and a 1.11 ERA in 266.2 innings pitched (all in relief)...is UCLA's all-time record holder for lowest career ERA (1.11), lowest single-season ERA (0.68 in 2015), most postseason appearances (17) and most postseason saves (6)...also holds the school record for most career saves (49) and single-season saves (24)...is one of just three players in conference history to earn All-Pac-12 honors four times…on May 15, 2015 threw one scoreless inning to combine with James Kaprielian for the first no-hitter in school history.

2015
Served as the team’s closer, posting a 7-1 record with a Pac-12 leading 0.68 ERA (2nd in the nation) and 13 saves in an NCAA-high 43 appearances…his 0.68 ERA is the lowest single-season ERA in school history…struck out 65 batters in 66.2 innings pitched, allowing just five earned runs and eight walks…named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and NCBWA Stopper of the Year, both for the second time…named NCBWA District IX Player of the Year…named NCBWA, Louisville Slugger, ABCA/Rawlings, Perfect Game USA and D1Baseball first team All-American…named Baseball America second team All-American…named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first team…named to the All-Pac-12 first team for the fourth-straight season, joining Cal’s Lance Blankenship (1983-1986) and Oregon State’s Pete Rowe (1974-1977) as the only players to achieve that feat…finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award…posted the nation’s seventh best strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.13/1)…led the conference in ERA (0.68), appearances (43), games finished (41), runs allowed (7) and earned runs allowed (5)…ranked second in the conference in saves (13), opposing batting average (.205) and walks allowed (8)…allowed just one earned run in Pac-12 play, posting a 5-0 record with a 0.22 ERA and eight saves in 22 appearances…helped UCLA go 34-0 when leading after six innings, 35-0 when leading after seven innings and 37-0 when leading after eight innings…held opponents scoreless in 37 of 43 appearances and allowed one hit or fewer in 32 of 43 appearances…registered his first save on February 24, securing a 1-0 victory over Long Beach State with one scoreless inning pitched…picked up his first win after allowing no runs and striking out a career-high eight batters in a career-high six innings in a 5-4 win over Washington on March 15…struck out two or more batters in seven-straight appearances from March 13 to March 28…did not allow a run in 13-straight appearances from March 27 to April 26, spanning 17.2 innings…tied his career-high with six innings pitched in an extra-inning 11-5 win at Arizona State on May 9…allowed just one earned run over his final 28 appearances, spanning 44 innings…made three postseason appearances, pitching five scoreless innings with one save…struck out a total of nine batters (three in each game), while allowing just one postseason walk.

2014
Served as UCLA's closer during the year, going 3-2 with a team-leading 1.50 ERA and 11 saves in 31 relief appearances...struck out 35 batters in 48 innings pitched, allowing just eight earned runs all year and walking only eight...named to the All-Pac-12 team for the third consecutive year...11 saves ranked fourth in the Pac-12 and 37th in the nation...held opponents to a .202 batting average against him...31 appearances were tied for fourth-most in the conference...appeared in 12 Pac-12 games, going 1-2 while logging an ERA of 1.25 and earning five saves...matched a career-high with four innings pitched on February 16 against Portland, March 30 vs. Arizona State and May 18 vs. Oregon, earning the win in the Portland game...earned the win at USC on March 9, tossing 2.2 innings in relief for the Bruins...picked up his third win of the season on March 23 vs. Washington State, allowing one run in 3.1 innings pitched to help UCLA earn an 8-7 come-from-behind victory...broke Bill Wenrick’s (1984-87) school record for career appearances on March 25 against Long Beach State, making his 120th career appearance and earning the save in UCLA's 2-1 victory...missed significant portions of the season in April and May due to an injury...allowed only one run over his final 10 appearances (15.2 innings pitched)...earned back-to-back saves at Washington on May 23 and May 24...selected in the 17th round of the MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers but did not sign.

2013 (summer)
Appeared in seven games for the USA Collegiate National Team, posting a 3-0 record...recorded a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched...helped the U.S. to a 20-3 record, including a five-game sweep over Cuba...threw a combined two scoreless innings while striking out two in back-to-back games vs. Cuba on July 19 and 20.

2013
Served as UCLA's closer for the majority of the year, setting an NCAA single-season record with 24 saves...also matched the NCAA single-season record for most appearances in a season with 51, increasing his own Pac-12 and school records in the process...became the first UCLA pitcher to lead the Pac-12 in ERA in back-to-back seasons, posting a 0.92 mark...his 0.92 ERA also ranks third on UCLA's single-season ERA list...became the first reliever in conference history to be named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...was also the first UCLA pitcher ever to win the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, given out to the nation's top relief pitcher...was named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com/Louisville Slugger Pitcher of the Year...captured first-team All-America honors from Baseball America, the NCBWA, CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Collegiate Baseball as well as second-team All-America acclaim from Perfect Game USA...named to the All-Pac-12 Conference team for the second straight season...secured first-team ABCA All-West Region honors...was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award...overall, posted a record of 7-0 in his 51 relief appearances, logging 24 saves and 78 strikeouts in 78 innings pitched...at one point, did not allow a run from March 30 to May 26, going 37 consecutive innings without giving up a run, the longest streak in the nation that season...finished second in the country in WHIP with a 0.85 mark...allowed the second-lowest opposing batting average (.198) and fewest runs (8) in the Pac-12...recorded a save in seven of UCLA's final 11 games...helped lead the Bruins to a record of 41-0 when leading after seven innings...led the conference with a 0.75 ERA in Pac-12 games only...went 3-0 with 11 saves in 21 appearances in Pac-12 play, striking out 32 batters in 36 innings...struck out four batters in two innings of relief against Notre Dame on March 8, earning the win in UCLA's 2-1 extra-inning victory...tied a career-high with four innings pitched on March 15 against Washington, March 30 at Arizona State and April 16 at UC Irvine, earning the wins in the Washington and UC Irvine games...earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of April 15-21 after picking up a win and two saves in 7.1 scoreless innings at UC Irvine and Oregon...broke Scott Griggs' UCLA single-season saves record on May 19 at USC, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings in the Bruins' 5-2 victory over the Trojans...pitched in all 10 postseason games, going 1-0 with six saves and a 1.93 ERA...broke Gabe Sollecito's school record for most career saves at the NCAA Fullerton Super Regional on June 8, recording his 22nd career save in UCLA's 3-0 win over Cal State Fullerton that sent them to the College World Series...recorded three saves in the College World Series, logging a 1.35 ERA in five appearances...recorded the final out in UCLA's NCAA Championship clinching victory over Mississippi State on June 25, finishing a 3-1 putout at first from Pat Gallagher.

2012 (summer)
Recorded two saves in eight games pitched for the USA Collegiate National Team...finished the summer with a 3.72 ERA in 9.2 innings pitched...helped lead the U.S. Collegiate National Team to a third place finish at the Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week in Haarlem, The Netherlands, not allowing a run in 5.1 IP in the tournament... Named the No. 20 overall prospect from the U.S. Collegiate National Team by Baseball America.

2012
Pitched in 50 games, all in relief...established the Pac-12 and UCLA record for single-season appearances (50), one shy of the NCAA Division I all-time single-season record (51, Connor Falkenbach of Florida in 2005)...led the Pac-12 with a 1.46 ERA and .165 opposing batting average...went 5-3 with one save, 63 strikeouts and 17 walks in 74.0 innings...named a second-team All-America selection by Perfect Game USA...earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and second-team Freshman All-America acclaim from the NCBWA...also earned Freshman All-America honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball...was one of two freshmen to secure All-Pac-12 Team honors...had a streak of 18 consecutive appearances (April 28-May 27), during which he went 1-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 23.0 innings, allowing just six runs (five earned) and 17 hits while logging 24 strikeouts and two walks...finished the season having pitched in 25 of UCLA's final 26 games...tied the school record for most career postseason appearances, pitching in seven playoff games...totaled 13.2 scoreless innings in postseason action, allowing five hits while totaling 12 strikeouts and two walks...posted a 0.00 ERA in 24 appearances at night games, allowing one unearned run and 15 hits in 35.0 innings (28 strikeouts, seven walks)...recorded season-highs with seven strikeouts and 3.2 innings in a relief appearance against Oregon (April 6), allowing no runs and one hit...most critical outing of the season came in the second game of the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional, logging the save while scattering two hits in three scoreless innings versus TCU to help UCLA clinch its fourth College World Series appearance...had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings in Game 1 against TCU at the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional.

High School
Two-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Bishop Amat High School under head coach Andy Nieto...helped lead Bishop Amat to the CIF Southern Section Division IV title at Dodger Stadium as a senior...captured first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division IV honors as a senior...earned first-team All-Del Rey League acclaim as a senior...went 7-1 with four saves and a 1.05 ERA, logging 59 strikeouts and five walks in 47.0 innings as a senior...pitched exclusively in relief as a senior...limited the opposition to a .145 batting average and .212 on-base percentage as a senior...helped lead Bishop Amat to a 29-4 overall record in 2011...earned Bishop Amat team MVP honors, specializing as a sidearm right-hander out of the bullpen...had a very strong senior season as a middle reliever after having pitched just nine innings as a junior.

Personal
Full name: David Andrew Berg...born March 28, 1993 in Glendora, Calif...David is the younger of Andy and Kathlee Berg's two children...has one older sister, Amanda...admires former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera...Political Science major.

Career Highs
Innings - 6.0 (2 times), last at Arizona State (5/9/15)
Strikeouts - 8 vs. Washington (3/15/15)

DAVID BERG'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year Class ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF OAV WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2012 Fr. 1.46 5-3 50 0 0 1 74.0 42 14 12 17 63 10 0 2 282 .165 1 9 0 2 0
2013 So. 0.92 7-0 51 0 0 24 78.0 55 8 8 11 78 6 0 2 300 .198 2 5 0 6 1
2014 Jr. 1.50 3-2 31 0 0 11 48.0 34 10 8 8 35 4 0 0 188 .202 0 4 0 8 0
2015 Sr. 0.68 7-1 43 0 0 13 66.2 49 7 5 8 65 1 0 1 239 .205 1 4 1 3 0
TOTALS   1.11 22-6 175 0 0 49 266.2 180 39 33 44 241 21 0 5 1025 .192 4 22 1 19 1

 

 

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