The Toreros have had at least seven players selected in the MLB Draft in three of the last four years.
Seven Toreros recognized with All-WCC recognition
San Diego closes out regular-season with 35 victories
Pitchers Paul Richan and Troy Conyers retired 16 of final 18 batters they faced
San Diego has sights on spot in WCC Tournament
USD Baseball vs Portland (3/19/17)
USD Baseball vs San Diego State 3/14/17
San Diego vs. Michigan 03/05/17
USD Baseball vs. Vanderbilt (02/19/17)
JUNIOR (2016): Started in 52 of the 55 games played... Hit .278 with 1 homerun, 32 total runs, 28 RBIs, 20 doubles, and 1 triple... Hit his solo homerun early in the season against San Diego State (2/25) after going 2-3 with 2 RBIs... Hit 2-5 against Nebraska (2/26) scoring 2 runs and an RBI... Went 2-5 against William & Mary (3/8) with a double and a pair of runs... Had the most RBIs of his season against Columbia (3/16) with 3 after hitting 2-4... When the Toreros played at Pepperdine (3/25), Mercado-Hood went 3-3 at bat and scored all 3 times with an RBI and a double... Went 5-10 in two of the three game series at Portland (4/29-30) with 3 runs, 2 RBIs, and a double... Hit his only triple against Pacific (5/15) after hitting 3-5 with 2 runs and a double... In the sole game against Arizona State (5/18), he reached home both times at bat... In 2 of the games in the series versus Gonzaga (5/19-21), Mercado-Hood hit 4-9 with 2 total runs, a pair of RBIs and 2 doubles.
SOPHOMORE (2015): Played 41 games with 27 starts... hit .213 with five doubles and 10 RBI... helped lead the team to the WCC championship...went 2-3 with one double and two RBI against Dallas Baptist (2/22/15)... went 2-5 with one double and one RBI against BYU (3/28/15).
Freshman (2014): Played in 32 games with 17 starts... hit .307 with two doubles and nine RBI... went 4-for-7 with one double and three RBI in series against Northern Kentucky (2/22-2/23)... went 4-for-5 with one RBI against Brigham Young University (3/15)...named first-team All-West Coast League in the summer, while playing for the Victoria HarbourCats.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at De La Salle High School...was a three-time first-team All-East Bay Athletic Conference selection...as a senior, he hit .495 with five home runs, 14 doubles, 18 RBI and scored 35 runs en route to being tabbed the EBAL MVP, and a Louisville Slugger first-team All-American...as a junior, he hit .330 with one home run and 10 RBI...as a sophomore, he hit .395 with four home runs and 20 RBI, while also being named first-team All-Nor Cal.
PERSONAL: Hunter Mercado-Hood was born on February 16, 1995 in Sacramento, Calif....he is the son of Jim Hood and Danette Mercado...was also recruited by UCLA, Oregon and Cal Poly...chose to attend USD because he feels this was the best fit for both his athletic and academic needs.
Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions