Notable: Three-year starter makes the move back to second base after starting at shortstop the last two years.
Junior: Appeared and started in 41 games at shortstop ... missed seven games due to injuries ... third on team with a .280 batting average ... led the team with 111 assists ... fielded .927 on the year ... second on team with 37 hits ... hit two home runs against UNLV ... batted .321 in MWC games, second-highest on the team.
Sophomore: Appeared in 47 games, starting 45 ... .970 fielding percentage was tops amongst MWC shortstops ... had a team-best 14-game hitting streak ... tied for team-lead with 11 doubles and three triples ... second on team with 137 assists and 27 RBI ... tied career-high four hits against Utah ... scored three runs against UNLV ... homered against Southern Utah in season-opener and also homered against Northern Colorado (twice) and Valparaiso.
Freshman: Appeared in 45 games, starting 37 ... started 22 games at second base and 15 at shortstop ... batted .258 with 33 hits, 15 RBI's and 18 runs scored ... second on team with 97 assists ... tied for the team lead with three triples ... earned first two hits of career against New Mexico State in second game of doubleheader on Feb. 7 ... went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk vs. San Diego St. on March 21 ... drove in four runs with a double and triple against Northern Colorado on March 16 ... stole two bases in his first collegiate game vs. New Mexico State in game one of a doubleheader on Feb. 7.
Mountain Ridge HS (Glendale, Ariz.): Lettered one year in baseball after transferring for senior year from Brophy College Preparatory ... NHS; Pride Scholarship winner ... National Merit semi-finalist.
Brophy College Preparatory (Glendale, Ariz.): Lettered three years and was only the second freshman ever to start at Brophy College Prep ... All-American and first-team all-conference ... played for Team USA in the Japan/America Goodwill Games as a junior ... first-team all-conference and Golden Glove award winner as a sophomore ... batted .430 as a sophomore and .410 as a junior ... AIA Scholar Athlete Award winner ... a member of the 2000 Junior Olympic team.
Personal: A member of Cadet Squadron 22, the Raptors ... major is biology... birthdate is December 4, 1984 ... nickname is Deuce because he has same name as father (who is also known as #1) ... was the associate head for intercollegiates of class of 2007 as a freshman ... plans to go to pilot training ... enjoys writing songs and surfing whenever possible ... aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon or a pilot ... also recruited by Stanford, Arizona State and Navy ... father, Eugene, graduated from Army in 1981... son of Dr. Eugene and Terri Salazar.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because I wanted to have the best chance to secure my future and the future of my family. The idea of participating in the best school in the country for academics, and being able to play Division I baseball is a dream come true for most people; I know it is for me. The Academy also establishes a feeling of accomplishment inside of you that most other schools cannot do. It is a place for the elite, and is extremely challenging, but self-satisfying. It was a tough choice, but I feel I made the right one."
My plans for the future: "At the end of my four years here, I would like to be able to have the choice between Major League Baseball, flight school, becoming a scientist and medical school. My life-long dream has been to play in the Major Leagues, and if the opportunity arises, I would like to seize it. If not, the Academy will have prepared me for a very secure and comfortable life for myself, and more importantly, my family."
Career Batting Stats Year GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K Avg. SLG OBP FLD 2004 Fr. 45-37 128 18 33 4 3 0 15 3 10 49 .258 .336 .312 .949 2005 So. 47-45 168 32 52 11 3 4 27 1 10 39 .310 .482 .363 .970 2006 Jr. 41-41 132 22 37 3 0 2 16 6 17 24 .280 .348 .385 .927 Total 133-123 428 72 122 18 6 6 58 10 37 112 .285 .397 .355 .950