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Cody Decker
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Cody Decker 1425937
Position: Infield/Catcher
Height: 6'"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: Santa Monica
  Cody Decker
Cody Decker

Player Profile

Santa Monica, Calif.

High School:
Santa Monica

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 225



Had an outstanding four-year career at UCLA, emerging as one of the Pac-10's most prolific power hitters...batted .288 in 191 career games, making 163 starts (84 as designated hitter, 72 at first base, seven in left field)...career totals include 47 home runs, 28 doubles, 153 RBI, 118 runs and a .561 slugging percentage...moved into a tie for seventh place on UCLA's all-time home runs list with Ryan McGuire (47 home runs from 1991-93)...led the Pac-10 with 21 home runs in 2009, becoming the first UCLA player to win the Pac-10 home run title since 2002 (Wes Whisler and Adam Berry, 18)...became the first Bruin to hit five or more homers in each of four seasons since Eric Byrnes (1995-98)...twice earned All-Pac-10 team honors (2007, 2009)...was a three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection...registered a .995 career fielding percentage as a first baseman, committing just three errors in 653 chances.

Played in all 56 games, making 55 starts (37 at first base, 18 as designated hitter)...earned All-Pac-10 team honors for the second time in his career, becoming UCLA's first two-time All-Pac-10 selection since Wes Whisler (2002-03)...led the Pac-10 Conference with 21 home runs, the highest single-season total by a UCLA player since 2000 (Forrest Johnson, 23; Chase Utley, 22; Bill Scott, 21); became the first Bruin to win the Pac-10 home run title since 2002 (Wes Whisler and Adam Berry, 18)...led UCLA in home runs (21), RBI (53), runs (55), slugging percentage (.683), walks (36), total bases (136)...finished second on the team with a.322 batting average, hits (64) and on-base percentage (.434) - all personal career highs...collected 16 multiple-hit games and a team-leading 14 multiple-RBI efforts...collected a career-high 13-game hitting streak in the final month of the season - longest hitting streak at UCLA since 2005 (Chris Jensen, 18 games)...batted .379 with 14 homers, seven doubles, 37 runs, 34 RBI, an .854 slugging percentage and .496 on-base percentage in UCLA's final 30 games...twice captured Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, becoming the first UCLA player to accomplish that feat since 2000 (Forrest Johnson)...named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 17 after having gone 6-for-16 (.375) with four home runs in four games - went 5-for-12 with three homers in a three-game series victory at East Carolina (March 13-14); was 3-for-5 with two home runs and a season-high five RBI in the first game of a doubleheader at ECU (March 13); was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the series finale at ECU (March 14)...also earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on April 28 after having gone 7-for-15 (.467) with three homers, five RBI and four runs in four games - went 3-for-5 with one homer, two RBI and two runs in a midweek game at UC Riverside (April 21); was 2-for-3 with one double, one homer, two RBI and one run in a series-opening 7-5 victory against Oregon State (April 24); was 1-for-3 with a solo homer the following afternoon (April 25)... went 2-for-4 with one homer, two RBI and two runs in a his final game as a Bruin, at Arizona State (May 24)...belted a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 10th inning at UC Irvine (May 19)...went 5-for-12 with two homers, eight RBI and four runs in a three-game series against Cal State Fullerton - went 1-for-4 with a game-tying, two-out grand slam in the seventh inning against Cal State Fullerton (May 16)...went 3-for-4 with one home run, one double, four RBI and two runs the next afternoon (May 17), playing in his final home game at UCLA...went 2-for-3, scoring a career-high four runs and drawing three walks against Cal State Bakersfield (May 5)...belted two homers in an 8-5 win at Stanford (April 10), going 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI...was 2-for-5 with an eventual game-winning home run and three RBI against UC Irvine (April 7); his two-run blast to right-center field in the bottom of the third inning handed UCLA a 3-2 lead (Bruins held on for an 8-3 victory)...had three consecutive 2-for-4 efforts (at USC, March 23; at Pepperdine, March 25; vs. Arizona, March 27).

Played in 51 games, making 46 starts (41 as designated hitter, four at first base, one in left field)...batted .218 with seven home runs, six doubles, 30 RBI and 21 runs...ranked fifth on the team with 10 multi-hit games, including three three-hit efforts... totaled nine multi-RBI performances, including two four-RBI games...went 2-for-4 with a tie-breaking, two-RBI single in the top of the ninth at California (May 25)...went 3-for-4 with one double and two RBI in the Bruin's 7-6, 10-inning win against Washington State (May 17)...went 4-for-11 with seven RBI, three runs and two homers in the three-game series at Oregon State (May 9-11)...belted home runs in each of the final two games at Oregon State, going 2-for-5 with one run and four RBI in UCLA's 11-4 victory (May 10)...was 6-for-14 (.429) in UCLA's three-game series sweep of UC Riverside (April 11-13), going 3-for-5 with two doubles in a 9-5 victory that Sunday (April 13)...belted home runs in consecutive games the second week of May, going 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI against Pepperdine (March 11) before going 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the series opener at Cal Poly (March 13)....opened the season batting .438 through the first five games, totaling five RBI, two doubles and five walks.

Played in 54 games, making 49 starts (27 at first base, 16 as designated hitter, six in left field)...posted a .307 average and a team-leading .583 slugging percentage...led the team with 14 home runs...hit safely in 17 of UCLA's final 20 games...blasted a grand slam to begin UCLA's record-setting 14-run eighth inning against Pacific (March 25); the Bruins trailed 8-1 before the grand slam and eventually took a 15-8 lead, paving the way for victories in 19 of its 23 games...emerged as UCLA's most prolific power hitter when he belted eight home runs in an 11-game span...began his 11-game power spurt with a 3-for-5 effort, two runs, a career-high six RBI and two home runs in the second game at Stanford (March 31); totaled 10 total bases in the contest...hit 3-for-4 with one home run, four RBI and two runs the following afternoon to lead UCLA to its first series sweep at Stanford since 1991...hit a two-run homer in the Bruins' next game (vs. Washington, April 5)...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors April 17 after hitting a home run in each of UCLA's three games at USC - finished the series 7-for-13 (.538) with three home runs, 10 RBI and three runs scored; raised his batting average 34 points in that series...hit 3-for-5 tying his career high with six RBI in Sunday's win at USC (April 15); with UCLA ahead 7-6 in the eighth inning, his two-out grand slam put the game out of reach...finished 2-for-2 with two home runs, five RBI, three runs scored, one walk and one hit-by-pitch against California (May 5)...hit 5-for-12 (.417) in three games at Washington State (May 18-20)...registered a .333 average in three Long Beach Regional games...his three-run first inning home run against Pepperdine handed UCLA 3-0 lead and eventual 7-3 win in the Long Beach Regional opener (June 1).

Played in 30 games, making 13 starts (nine as designated hitter, four at first base)...established himself as one of UCLA's top power hitters as a freshman...posted a .302 batting average (19-for-63) and clubbed five home runs, two doubles and 12 singles...collected 13 RBI, nine runs scored and four walks...his .571 slugging percentage ranked second on the squad...clubbed his first five home runs in his first 45 plate appearances...recorded seven multi-hit games, including a 2-for-4 performance against Missouri in the elimination game of the Malibu Regional (June 4)...went 2-for-3 with one double against Pepperdine in the second round of the Malibu Regional (June 3)...in three games against USC (May 12-14), he hit at a .444 clip (4-for-9) with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored...his two-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning tied the game, 10-10, against Arizona State and paved the way for an eventual 11-10 victory over Arizona State.

High School
Three-year letterwinner in baseball for head coach Kevin Brockway...played first base, third base and catcher in high school...compiled a .490 batting average; tallied 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 40 RBI as a senior...his 11 single-season home runs were tied for the third most in Southern California...posted a .420 batting average as a junior; registered 13 doubles as a junior...recorded a .475 batting average as a sophomore; clubbed a school-record 14 home runs that season...earned 2005 Division IV Southern Section All-CIF first-team honors...was a three-time All-Bay League selection and a three-time team MVP and batting champion...gained 2005 Ocean League MVP accolades...was named to the Los Angeles Times All-South Bay/Westside Region team in 2005.

Cody Marshall Decker...born Jan. 17, 1987 in Santa Monica, Calif...Cody is the youngest of Jay and Terri Decker's three children (brother, Jesse; sister, Jenifer)...history major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 (twice), last vs. Oregon State (5/27/07)
Runs - 4 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/5/09)
Hits - 3 (12 times), last vs. Cal State Fullerton (5/17/09)
RBI - 6 (twice), last at USC (4/15/07)
Doubles - 2 (three times), last vs. UC Riverside (4/13/08)
Home Runs - 2 (four times), last at Stanford (4/10/09)


2006 Fr. .302 30 13 63 9 19 2 0 5 13 36 .571 4 0 19 1 .343 0 0 0 0
2007 So. .307 54 49 192 33 59 11 0 14 57 112 .583 17 4 46 4 .376 0 0 1 1
2008 Jr. .218 51 46 165 21 36 6 0 7 30 63 .382 26 7 49 2 .340 5 0 2 3
2009 Sr. .322 56 55 199 55 64 9 0 21 53 136 .683 36 5 58 2 .434 2 2 2 5
TOTALS .288 191 163 619 118 178 28 0 47 153 347 .561 83 16 172 9 .382 7 2 5 9
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