Billy Susdorf
Billy Susdorf

Player Profile

Newhall, CA

High School:
Hart HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215





Overview — One of the Bruins’ top hitters in 2004 ... In the mix for a starting job in the outfield ... “We are counting on Billy to have a tremendous year,” said Head Coach Gary Adams. “A great deal our team’s success will depend on how Billy performs.”

2003 (Summer) — Played for the Santa Barbara Forresters of the California Coastal Collegiate League ... Helped lead the Forresters to a 51-10-1 record and the championship game of the National Baseball Congress World Series ... Hit .308 with a team-high 13 doubles ... Stole 19 bases in 22 attempts.

2003 — Started 55 of the Bruins’ 58 games, all in the outfield ... Honorable Mention All Pac-10 selection ... Hit .310 with 12 doubles ... Along with Brandon Averill, led the team with 10 home runs ... Led UCLA with 14 multiple RBI games ... Also posted 19 multiple hit contests ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after the Bruins’ series of the season ... Hit .533 (8-for-15) with two home runs and seven RBI against Cal State Northridge ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Dominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic after hitting .368 with two doubles over the six games ... Went on a five-game hit streak to start Pac-10 action, highlighted by a 3-for-5 performance with two RBI and two doubles against Arizona on March 29 ... Drove in all three extra-inning runs in the Bruins’ 8-7 win over fourth-ranked Arizona State with a home run and a double ... Posted a team-high 10-game hitting streak from April 22 - May 13 ... Had a career-high four hits against Oregon State on May 3, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored.

2002 (Summer)- Played for the Santa Barbara Forresters of the California Coastal League ... Led the Forresters to a 33-17 record and a second place finish ... Hit .280 with 21 hits and nine RBI ... Posted a 1.28 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 11.2 innings of work.

2002— Had spot starts as designated hitter before starting the last ten games of the season in left field ... In first collegiate start at Hawaii-Hilo (Feb. 13), went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored ... Posted season-high of three runs and added three-RBI in Bruins 18-14 victory over Arizona on May 12 ... Hit first collegiate home run at Arizona (May 11) ... Recorded eight multi-hit and five multi-RBI performances ... Ended the season on a six game hit streak ... Solid in first five relief outings, picking up two saves and only allowing one run in 5.1 innings of work ... Did not allow a run in three straight appearances in April (14-26) ... Picked up third save at UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 30), giving up two runs in two innings ... Right-handed hitters only hit .186 against, lowest average on the team ...Only allowed five hits in 29 at-bats with runners on base.

Hart HS (Newhall)— Lettered in baseball for coaches Bud Murray and Jim Ozella … One of California’s top recruits from last season … Won CIF Division I Player of the Year honors senior season … Also earned honorable-mention All-America recognition in 2001 … Hit .518 with 19 doubles, 25 RBI and 18 stolen bases … Was one of the premier relievers in the state last year, posting eight saves, a 0.63 ERA, and 48 strikeouts without walking a single batter … Two-time league MVP and first-team all-state selection … Helped Hart High to 1999 CIF championship

Personal—Full name: William Lee Susdorf … Born May 7, 1983 at Valencia … Parents are Bill and Katie Susdorf … Has two brothers, Danny and Stephen, and one sister, Anne … Best part of baseball lies in “the challenge of hitting” … Business-Economics major.