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Evan Hecker
Evan Hecker


Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Eastside Catholic '98

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 164






GENERAL: Earned four letters in football as a defensive back for coach Chuck Tarbox...was also a four year letter winner in baseball for head coach Gary Seefried...FRESHMAN: The first freshman to be named to the first team All-Metro team in baseball...hit .545...varsity letter in football as team reached semi-finals in state...SOPHOMORE: Southern California Easter Tournament MVP...hit .525 during prep season and was awarded with both team MVP and coaches award...unanimous All-Metro League centerfielder...first team All-Metro as a cornerback in summer baseball played for the Washington Bankers hitting .339 with 27 stolen bases...JUNIOR: Team MVP, coaches award, and captain in baseball...unanimous first team All-Metro selection as a centerfielder...hit .500...1997 Kiwanis Club most outstanding baseball player...first team all-league as a cornerback in football...played again on the Washington Bankers...SENIOR: First team All-Metro League defensive back and receiver...captain of football and baseball team...made the first team All-Metro League team for the fourth consecutive year...USA Today honorable mention All-American...named to the All-State team.


FRESHMAN (1998-99): Enrolled in August...started slowly, but quickly became one of the sparkplugs atop the WSU lineup midway through his freshman season...started 19 games in center field and 15 in left field...28 of his starts had him batting in the No. 2 hole for home games he hit .314 (11/35), while only .240 on the road...was third on the team with seven stolen bases...had 11 multiple-hit games and six games with multiple-RBI...had two four-RBI games against Arizona State (4/11/99) and LCSC (4/20/99)...raised his batting average from .203 on April 18 to its season ending mark of .268...caught fire in the season-ending series against UW, going 6-for-14...his only home run of the season proved to be a game-winner against LCSC April 20...the home run barely cleared the right field's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .182 (2/11), ASU .500 (3/6), CAL .300 (3/10), OSU .294 (5/17), Stanford .000 (0/7), UCLA .111 (1/9), USC .000 (0/2) Washington .423 (11/26)...his monthly hitting averages: February .250 4(16/), March .160 (4/25), April . 239(11/46), May .375 (15/40).

SOPHOMORE (1999-00): Started 35 games in left field and 10 games in right...a solid top of the lineup hitter…batted lead-off or second in 30 of his starts...the last game of the season against Oregon State was his 100th appearance in a Cougar uniform...had 14 multi-hit games including six straight as he tore through the last month of the those last six games he collected 13 hits and recorded a .500 batting average...posted a .984 fielding percentage, comitting only one error in 64 chances...was fifth on the team in hits with 48...his four sacrifice flies were the highest mark on the team...went 2-for-4 and scored three runs in a win over LCSC (May 16)...had a season high six at bats against UCLA (April 28)...only home run of the season occurred against rival Washington (April 4)...batted a team high .545 in six games combined against Oregon State, going 12-for-22, including three doubles, three RBI, six runs scored, plus five's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .273 (3/11), ASU .333 (1/3), CAL .167 (1/6), OSU .545 (12/22), Stanford .111 (1/9), UCLA .111 (1/9), USC .273 (3/11) Washington .333 (5/15)...his monthly hitting averages: January .000 (0/4), February .243 (9/37), March .250 (12/48), April .208 (10/48), May .500 (17/34).

JUNIOR (2000-01): V-letter…received All-Pacific-10 honorable mention honors by the league’s coaches after playing in 50 games and starting 48, all in centerfield…the Pac-10 fielding leader with no errors in 134 chances…hit .321 with eight doubles…drove home 28 runs, including two or more in seven games…third on the team in hits and RBI and second with 24 walks…collected two or more hits in 18 games, including a 5-5 performance at UNLV…went 4-5 in WSU’s opening league game at California…longest hitting streak was seven games in early March when he went 11-29 (.379)…also had a six-game streak in late March when he was 12-29 (.414)…hit two home runs, the first at UNLV early in the year and the second against LCSC late in the season…in that game against the Warriors, also had a triple and a single, missing the cycle by a double…scored four runs in one game against UNLV and three in another…only struck out 19 times… stole seven bases in 11 tries, including two in one game against ASU…missed two games against Arizona after injuring a shoulder in the first game while chasing a fly ball to the center field wall…here's how he hit against Pac-10: Arizona .000 (0/3), ASU .400 (4/10), California .462 (6/13), OSU .292 (7/24), Stanford .231 (3/13), USC .308 (4/13), UCLA .375 (6/16), Washington .286 (6/21)...his monthly hitting averages: February .289 (13/45), March .351 (20/57), April .340 (18/53), May .293 (12/41)…during the summer played for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League…his second summer using a wood bat…played centerfield and hit leadoff much of the summer.


Evan Savinelli Hecker…born 03-02-79 at Forest Grove, Ore…parents William and Rosemarie Hecker...father is a Compaq computer regional sales manager and his mother is a occupational therapist at the UW Medical Center...plays on intramural flag football team...interested in a business degree at WSU.

1999	47/34	.268	127	29	34	24	7	0	1	30	12	7-9	5	65	3	1	.986
2000	53/45	.281	171	29	48	15	7	1	1	23	20	4-7	8	61	2	1	.984
2001	50/48	.321	196	39	63	28	8	1	2	24	19	7-11	7	131	3	0	1.000
CAREER	150/127	.294	494	97	145	67	22	2	4	77	51	18-27	20	257	8	2	.993
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