UCLA Baseball BIO
Christoph Bono
Player Profile:
Christoph Bono 1264513
Position: Outfield
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto HS

Made 228 career appearances, finishing as just one of 15 players since 1975 to play in at least 200 games at UCLA…appeared in at least 55 games in each of his four seasons…his nine career triples are tied for sixth all-time in school history.

Appeared in all 56 games, making 52 starts (all in center field)…hit .183 with 25 runs and 20 RBI…totaled eight extra-base hits, tallying two home runs, two triples and four doubles…third on the team with 28 walks and second with 11 hit by pitch…ranked second on the team in steals, converting 10-of-12 stolen base attempts…racked up five multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games…set or tied new single game career-highs in at-bats (6), runs (2), home runs (1) and stolen bases (2)…made just two errors, posting a .987 fielding percentage…hit .155 in Pac-12 play with 11 runs and seven RBI…tied for the team lead with two home runs during conference play…led the team with 10 sacrifice bunts in conference play…put together a season-high six game hit streak from February 23 to March 4…drove in the game-winning run in the 14th inning to defeat USC in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic on March 6…went 2-for-5 with a triple, a run and a season-high three RBI in a loss at CSUN on March 8…went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI in a home loss to Cal State Fullerton on March 29…scored a career-high tying two runs and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a win against Arizona State on May 21.

2015 (Summer)
Batted .298 with 13 runs and 14 RBI over 23 games for the Mankato MoonDogs in the Northwoods League … totaled five extra-base hits, including a homerun … stole four bases and walked 11 times … racked up seven multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games, including a four RBI effort on July 13 against Rochester … helped lead Mankato to a 33-39 record and a sixth place finish in the Northwoods League North Division.

Appeared in all 61 games, making 58 starts (all in center field)…hit .241 with 33 runs and 30 RBI…totaled 21 extra-base hits, tallying two home runs, 13 doubles and a Pac-12-leading six triples…slugged .397 and had an on-base percentage of .332…drew 25 walks and was hit by a pitch three times…was successful on five of six stolen base attempts…racked up 10 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games…set or tied new single game career-highs in at-bats (6), runs (2), hits (4), RBI (4), triples (2), home runs (1) and stolen bases (1)…made just one error in the field, posting a .992 fielding percentage…honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection for the third-straight year…hit .247 in Pac-12 play, scoring 18 runs with 17 RBI…led the team with a .427 slugging percentage during conference play…second on the team in extra-base hits during conference play, totaling a home run, five doubles and four triples…led UCLA to its second win of the season, going 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBI against Hofstra on February 14…hit his first home run of the season at Dodger Stadium in a loss to USC on March 8…went 3-for-4 with a career-high two triples, one run and a career-high four RBI in a win over Utah on March 22…tied a career-high with four RBI, while going 2-for-3 with a double and a run in a loss at USC on April 10…capped off a season-high five-game hit streak by going 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBI in a win over UC Irvine on April 21…recorded at least one hit in nine of the team’s last 13 games to end the season.

Started all 56 games (42 in right field, 14 in center field)...batted .228 with 19 runs, 11 doubles, one triple and 21 RBI...also slugged .291 with a .289 on-base percentage while drawing seven walks and stealing five bases...logged 15 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...11 doubles were the second-most on the team...drew 12 hit by pitches, the second-most on the team...honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection for the second consecutive year...hit .205 in 30 conference games, scoring eight runs and recording nine RBI...also hit five doubles in Pac-12 play...led UCLA to a 7-1 victory over Cal State Northridge on Feb. 18 by going 2-for-4 with a triple, a career-high three RBI and a run scored...enjoyed a seven-game hitting streak from March 7 to March 16, recording two hits in four of those games and at least one RBI in all seven...went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and a RBI in UCLA's 5-3 win at Loyola Marymount on April 1...made just one error in the outfield all season, posting a .991 fielding percentage.

2013 (summer)
Played in 31 games for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League...batted .211 with 23 runs, seven doubles, one triple, 13 RBI and four stolen bases in the regular season...hit .333 in three games in the Northwoods League Playoffs, recording a double, a home run and two RBI...recorded seven multi-run games and six multi-hit games...went 2-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run in a 12-0 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks on August 7...Duluth finished in second place in the North Division of the Northwoods League, earning a runner-up finish in the playoffs.

Played in 55 games, making 15 starts (14 in left field, one in right)...hit .216 with 10 runs, two doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI...slugged .324 while drawing nine walks and posting a .337 on-base percentage...honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection...hit the game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the 15th inning against Washington on March 16...followed that up with a 2-for-4 performance in game two of the doubleheader, hitting his first career home run in UCLA's 5-0 win...had a career day on April 27 at Washington State, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning...played in all 10 of UCLA's postseason games, scoring two runs in 12 at-bats while helping the Bruins to the NCAA Championship...made a terrific running catch in left field in UCLA's 2-1 victory over North Carolina State on June 18, preventing what would've been the tying and go ahead runs to score in the bottom of the eighth...went 1-for-1 with a run scored in UCLA's 8-0 win over Mississippi State in game two of the CWS Finals...entered the majority of games as a defensive replacement in the outfield and did not make an error all season, recording a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

2012 (summer)
Played for the Fontanetti A's of the Far West League, earning all-league honorable mention accolades.


High School
Two-year varsity baseball and football letterwinner at Palo Alto High School under head coaches Erick Raich and Earl Hansen, respectively...as a senior, batted .312 with 20 RBI, 32 runs, 14 stolen bases and a .468 on-base percentage...earned first-team All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) acclaim as an outfielder...also helped lead Palo Alto to the CIF Central Coast Section Division I title in addition to the SCVAL championship...on the football field, completed 165 of 251 passes for 2,700 yards and 30 touchdowns...named the San Francisco Chronicle's Peninsula Player of the Year...also secured San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year acclaim and named the SCVAL Most Valuable Player...led Palo Alto to the CIF Division I State title and a perfect 10-0 SCVAL record...named first-team All-State at the quarterback position by MaxPreps.com after leading Palo Alto to a 14-0 overall record as a senior.

Full name: Christoph Biagio Bono... Born in Palo Alto, Calif...Christoph is the older of Steve and Christina Bono's two children...has one younger sister, Sophia...father, Steve, played quarterback at UCLA from 1980-84 and baseball for the Bruins in 1982 (catcher) before enjoying a successful 15-year career in the NFL...both his parents attended UCLA...Economics major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 (2 times), last vs. USC (3/6/16)
Runs - 2 (12 times), last vs. Arizona State (5/21/16)
Hits - 4 vs. UC Irvine (4/21/15)
RBI - 4 (2 times), last at USC (4/10/15)
Doubles - 2 (3 times), last at Loyola Marymount (4/1/14)
Triples - 2 vs. Utah (3/22/15)
Home Runs - 1 (6 times), last vs. USC (5/13/16)
Stolen Bases - 2 at Long Beach State (5/3/16)


2013 R-Fr. .216 55 15 74 10 16 2 0 2 10 24 .324 9 5 27 1 .337 1 2 2 4
2014 R-So. .228 56 56 206 19 47 11 1 0 21 60 .291 7 12 47 1 .289 3 9 5 9
2015 R-Jr. .241 61 58 199 33 48 13 6 2 30 79 .397 25 3 53 0 .332 2 13 5 6
2016 R-Sr. .183 56 52 169 25 31 4 2 2 20 45 .266 28 11 44 4 .335 1 12 10 12
TOTALS   .219 228 181 648 87 142 30 9 6 81 208 .321 69 31 171 6 .321 7 36 22 31
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