Slashing .327/.421/.469 with great range, sure hands and strong arm, outfielder Adam Gordon, a rising senior at Cal State LA, is a complete ballplayer with great instincts on the base paths. Time and again, he has amazed us with his canny ability to grab the extra base when few others would try it. His heads up play alone has won a few games for the Flames.
In his 113 at bats, Adam has 37 hits with 5 doubles, 4 triples and one home run producing 24 RBIs, second only to team leader AJ DiFillipo. His contributions to the Flames have been a large part of the team’s success. He will be sorely missed as he graduates next year.
Gordon played his first two college years at Saddleback College in his hometown, Mission Viejo, California where he hit .289 as a sophomore with 41 hits in 142 at bats. Scored 26 runs and drove in 20. Hit .328 as a freshman with 20 hits in 61 at bats, four home runs, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored. He attended Capistrano Valley High School where he competed in baseball and football. Adam earned All-CIF and All-League honors in football as a wide receiver and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Personal: Son of Jim and Gina Gordon. Majoring in economics. Enjoys mountaineering (exploring). Lists hitting a pinch-hit grand slam home run as a freshman in junior college and kicking a game-winning field goal in high school as his most exciting experiences in sports. Says deciding to hang up the football cleats for baseball spikes in college is the best decision he’s made. (We’re glad he did!)