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5 - Will Soto
Will Soto
Height: 5-8
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Elk Grove HS
Position: 3B
Bats/Throws: L/R
gp 37
avg .248
hr 4
rbi 27
r 16
sb 3
CAREER NOTES: Tied for sixth in program history with 37 career doubles.

JUNIOR (2013): One of four Hornets to start all 59 games, starting every game at third base...Hit in every spot in the order except ninth, with 19 starts hitting sixth and 11 hitting seventh...Hit .262 with three home runs, 33 RBI, and 25 runs...Had a .391 slugging percentage and .317 on-base percentage...Led the team and tied for fourth in the WAC with six sacrifice flies...Second on the team with 20 extra-base hits and third with 14 doubles...Had 17 multi-hit games with one four-hit game (4-for-4 with 3 RBI) vs. Cal State Northridge...Totaled seven multiple-RBI games with a team-high five three-RBI games...Had a 10-game hitting streak April 19-May 3...Totaled just three games with more than one strikeout...Had a .947 fielding percentage with 122 assists.

SOPHOMORE (2012): Batted .276 with 35 runs, 32 RBIs and team-high 17 doubles in his sophomore season...ranked No. 4 in the WAC in doubles...started 56 games, tied for third most on the team, with 54 of those coming at third base...batted third in the lineup 28 times, the most of any player on the roster...clubbed a three-run walk-off home run to right field on Feb. 26 to help the Hornets sweep Seattle U...his three RBIs against the Redhawks was a season-high...hit a team-best .474 with one double, three RBIs and a team-high six runs in four WAC Tournament games...ended the season on an eight-game hitting streak.

FRESHMAN (2011): Hit .254 in 38 games as a fresham...made 34 starts with 30 at third, two in left, one in right and one at designated hitter...his .254 batting average was the best among true freshmen on the roster...was hitting .158 on May 6 before exploding in a four-game series at New Mexico State...was named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week after batting .706 (12-for-17) with seven runs scored, eight RBIs, two doubles and three walks without a strikeout against the Aggies...had 10 singles and two doubles in four games at NMSU, including a Sacramento State season-high five hits in one game of the Saturday doubleheader...became just the 11th player in school history to tally five hits in a single game, good for No. 2 all-time on the school's single-game hits list...posted an eight-game hit streak over the four game series against NMSU and Nevada...hit .313 in conference games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons of baseball for head coach Jeff Carlson and the Thundering Herd at Elk Grove HS of the Delta Valley League...named first team all-metro, all-city and all-Delta Valley after his senior season in 2010...invited to the North/South All Star Games, which features the top-30 high school players in the state, in 2009...broke the Elk Grove HS varsity records with 58 hits and 51 runs in a single season...also played club baseball for head coach Dan Sozzi and the El Dorado Hills Vipers...won the 2008 U16 USA Baseball Championships.

PERSONAL: Parents are Dave and Mary Soto...majoring in communication studies...would like to work in sports broadcasting.
Recent Games
Apr 15 at UC Davis W, 15-7
Apr 17 Utah Valley W, 5-0
Apr 18 Utah Valley W, 10-0
Apr 19 Utah Valley L, 6-0
Apr 21 #4 Oregon State W, 7-6
Apr 22 #4 Oregon State L, 8-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 37 13
Plate appearances 155 58
At Bats 145 54
Runs 16 9
Hits 36 17
Doubles 8 3
Triples 1 1
Home Runs 4 2
Runs Batted In 27 10
Total bases 58 28
Walks 7 3
Hit by pitch - -
Strikeouts 14 5
Sacrifice Flies 3 1
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play 8 5
Stolen Bases 3 1
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average .248 .315
On Base Percentage .277 .345
Slugging Percentage .400 .519
Appearances 0 0
Games started 0 0
Wins 0 0
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 0.0 0.0
Hits - -
Runs - -
Earned Runs - -
Walks - -
Strikeouts - -
Strikeouts per Game - -
Doubles Allowed - -
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against - -
Batting Average Against - -
Earned Run Average 0.00 0.00
Wild pitches - -
Hit Batters - -
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed - -
Total Chances 122 41
Put Outs 39 11
Assists 78 29
Errors 5 1
Fielding Percentage .959 .976
Double Plays 8 5
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing - -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage - -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 14 Utah W, 3-2 4 0 1 - - - 0 - - 1 -
Feb 15 Utah L, 2-1 2 0 0 - - - 1 - 1 - -
Feb 16 Utah W, 5-4 4 1 1 1 - - 1 - 1 - -
Feb 17 Utah L, 5-4 4 0 1 - - - 1 - - 1 -
Feb 19 at Fresno State W, 6-4 5 1 2 - - - 1 - 1 - -
Feb 21 at #21 Texas A&M W, 1-0 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Feb 22 at #21 Texas A&M L, 7-5 5 0 1 1 - - 2 - - - -
Feb 23 at #21 Texas A&M L, 5-0 4 0 1 1 - - 0 - - - -
Feb 25 Nevada W, 7-4 5 0 1 1 - - 2 - - - -
Mar 1 San Francisco L, 9-1 4 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 2 at San Francisco W, 6-2 2 0 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 2 at San Francisco L, 9-5 4 0 2 - - - 1 - 1 - -
Mar 5 #24 Fresno State W, 2-1 3 0 1 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 7 at UC Riverside L, 9-1 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 8 vs. West Virginia L, 8-1 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 9 at UC Riverside L, 6-1 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 14 Minnesota L, 2-1 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 15 Minnesota W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 Minnesota L, 5-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 18 Pacific W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Northern Colorado W, 9-2 1 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 22 Northern Colorado W, 16-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 Northern Colorado W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Air Force W, 7-1 3 1 1 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Mar 26 Air Force   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at New Mexico State W, 8-2 5 0 1 1 - - 1 - - - -
Mar 29 at New Mexico State W, 11-0 5 1 2 - 1 - 0 - - - -
Mar 30 at New Mexico State W, 20-6 5 2 2 - - 1 4 - 2 - -
Apr 2 San Francisco W, 8-4 3 1 1 - - 1 2 1 - - -
Apr 4 Seattle U W, 8-1 5 1 2 - - - 1 - 1 - -
Apr 5 Seattle U W, 4-3 6 0 1 - - - 0 1 - - -
Apr 6 Seattle U W, 4-3 4 0 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Apr 8 at Pacific L, 9-8 6 1 2 1 - - 2 - - - -
Apr 11 at Grand Canyon L, 3-2 2 0 1 - - - 1 1 - - -
Apr 12 at Grand Canyon W, 5-4 4 1 1 - - - 0 1 - - -
Apr 13 at Grand Canyon L, 8-6 5 1 2 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 15 at UC Davis W, 15-7 5 1 1 - - 1 4 - - - -
Apr 17 Utah Valley W, 5-0 4 2 3 2 - - 0 - - 1 -
Apr 18 Utah Valley W, 10-0 4 1 1 - - 1 2 - 2 - -
Apr 19 Utah Valley L, 6-0 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 21 #4 Oregon State W, 7-6 5 1 2 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 22 #4 Oregon State L, 8-1 3 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 25 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 Menlo College   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Nevada   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 15 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 16 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 17 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 21 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 22 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 23 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 24 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 25 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 14 Utah W, 3-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 15 Utah L, 2-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 16 Utah W, 5-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 17 Utah L, 5-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 19 at Fresno State W, 6-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 21 at #21 Texas A&M W, 1-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 22 at #21 Texas A&M L, 7-5 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 23 at #21 Texas A&M L, 5-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 25 Nevada W, 7-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 1 San Francisco L, 9-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 2 at San Francisco W, 6-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 2 at San Francisco L, 9-5 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 5 #24 Fresno State W, 2-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 7 at UC Riverside L, 9-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 8 vs. West Virginia L, 8-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 9 at UC Riverside L, 6-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 14 Minnesota L, 2-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 15 Minnesota W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 Minnesota L, 5-3 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 18 Pacific W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Northern Colorado W, 9-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 22 Northern Colorado W, 16-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 Northern Colorado W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Air Force W, 7-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 26 Air Force   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at New Mexico State W, 8-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 29 at New Mexico State W, 11-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 30 at New Mexico State W, 20-6 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 2 San Francisco W, 8-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 4 Seattle U W, 8-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 5 Seattle U W, 4-3 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 6 Seattle U W, 4-3 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 8 at Pacific L, 9-8 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 11 at Grand Canyon L, 3-2 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 12 at Grand Canyon W, 5-4 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 13 at Grand Canyon L, 8-6 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 15 at UC Davis W, 15-7 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 17 Utah Valley W, 5-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 18 Utah Valley W, 10-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 19 Utah Valley L, 6-0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 21 #4 Oregon State W, 7-6 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 22 #4 Oregon State L, 8-1 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 25 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 Menlo College   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Nevada   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 15 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 16 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 17 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 21 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 22 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 23 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 24 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 25 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 14 Utah W, 3-2 5 1 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 15 Utah L, 2-1 5 1 2 2 .600 - - - - - -
Feb 16 Utah W, 5-4 4 1 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 17 Utah L, 5-4 4 3 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 19 at Fresno State W, 6-4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 21 at #21 Texas A&M W, 1-0 6 3 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 22 at #21 Texas A&M L, 7-5 4 2 1 1 .750 - - - - - -
Feb 23 at #21 Texas A&M L, 5-0 4 3 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 25 Nevada W, 7-4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 1 San Francisco L, 9-1 4 1 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 2 at San Francisco W, 6-2 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 2 at San Francisco L, 9-5 4 2 1 1 .750 - - - - - -
Mar 5 #24 Fresno State W, 2-1 11 3 8 0 1.000 3 - - - - -
Mar 7 at UC Riverside L, 9-1 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 8 vs. West Virginia L, 8-1 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 9 at UC Riverside L, 6-1 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 14 Minnesota L, 2-1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 15 Minnesota W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 Minnesota L, 5-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 18 Pacific W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Northern Colorado W, 9-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 22 Northern Colorado W, 16-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 Northern Colorado W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Air Force W, 7-1 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 26 Air Force   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at New Mexico State W, 8-2 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 29 at New Mexico State W, 11-0 3 2 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 30 at New Mexico State W, 20-6 1 0 1 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 2 San Francisco W, 8-4 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 4 Seattle U W, 8-1 4 2 2 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 5 Seattle U W, 4-3 6 1 5 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 6 Seattle U W, 4-3 5 1 3 1 .800 1 - - - - -
Apr 8 at Pacific L, 9-8 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 11 at Grand Canyon L, 3-2 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 12 at Grand Canyon W, 5-4 4 1 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 13 at Grand Canyon L, 8-6 3 0 3 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 15 at UC Davis W, 15-7 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 17 Utah Valley W, 5-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 18 Utah Valley W, 10-0 6 1 5 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 19 Utah Valley L, 6-0 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 21 #4 Oregon State W, 7-6 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 22 #4 Oregon State L, 8-1 5 1 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 25 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at CSU Bakersfield   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 Menlo College   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Nevada   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Chicago State   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Texas-Pan American   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 15 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 16 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 17 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 21 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 22 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 23 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 24 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 25 at WAC Tournament (Mesa, Ariz.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 37 145 16 36 8 1 4 27 7 14 3 - .248 .277 .400
Conference 13 54 9 17 3 1 2 10 3 5 1 - .315 .345 .519
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 20 72 8 18 4 - 2 11 4 8 3 - .250 .286 .389
Away 16 69 8 18 4 1 2 16 3 6 - - .261 .284 .435
Neutral 1 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - .000 .000 .000

Wins 21 86 14 25 5 1 4 19 6 9 2 - .291 .333 .512
Losses 16 59 2 11 3 - - 8 1 5 1 - .186 .194 .237

  g gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/g hr era
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00
Conference 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00

Home 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00
Away 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00

Wins 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00
Losses 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00

  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 37 122 39 78 5 .959 8 - - - - -
Conference 13 41 11 29 1 .976 5 - - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -

Home 20 72 20 49 3 .958 6 - - - - -
Away 16 46 17 27 2 .957 2 - - - - -
Neutral 1 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -

Wins 21 69 19 49 1 .986 7 - - - - -
Losses 16 53 20 29 4 .925 1 - - - - -

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