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Derrick Salberg

Derrick  Salberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kelso, Wash.

High School:
Kelso

Last College:
Lower Columbia College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
OF

05/20/2014

Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

Eric Skoglund named Pitcher of the Year; Terry Rooney named Coach of the Year

04/27/2014

Offense Surges Late in No. 22 Baseball's Sunday Sweep of Rutgers

The Knights scored eight runs in the final four innings.

04/26/2014

Vasquez's Walk-Off Gives No. 22 Baseball Seventh-Straight Series Win

The junior drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 11th.

04/25/2014

Skoglund Goes the Distance Again as No. 22 Baseball Tops Rutgers

The junior became the first Knight with three complete games in a season since 2005.

04/24/2014

Final Home Weekend in Conference Play Awaits No. 22 Baseball

The Knights are set to host a three-game series against Rutgers.

Senior (2015)
-Notched a pair of hits including an RBI double against Bethune-Cookman (2/18)
-Scored two runs and added hits in each of the Knights' wins over No. 15 Arkansas (2/10) and No. 11 Maryland (2/21)

Junior (2014)
-Appeared in 50 games with 50 starts (47 CF, 3 DH)
-Earned Second Team All-AAC accolades
-Third on the team and among the Top 10 in The American with 67 hits and 42 runs scored
-Hit .310 with a .360 on base pct. and a .352 slugging pct.
-Drove in 26 runs, had six doubles and one home run
-Stole 11 bases on 14 attempts
-Recorded 17 multi-hit games, including a team-best three four-hit outings and five multi-RBI performances
-Tied for the team-best with an 11-game hit streak from 2/21-3/21
-Went 4-for-5 with three runs vs. The Citadel (2/23)
-Hit 3-for-5 at Ole Miss (3/1) and scored three runs
-Scored two runs on a 4-for-5 day vs. Cincinnati (3/21)
-Drove in four runs with a double and a home run in a 4-for-5 performance vs. Temple (3/29)
-Went 3-for-5 with a double vs. Rutgers (4/26)
-Was 3-for-6 in a win at Florida State (5/13)

Prior to UCF
-Manned the outfield for two years at Lower Columbia College under head coach Donegal Fergus
-Made the All-NWAACC Tournament First Team in freshman year and made a sensational catch that was nominated for 'Best Play' at the ESPY's
-As a sophomore, earned first-team west division honors and a spot on the All-NWAACC Second Team while earning a gold glove for his strong play in the outfield
-A 2011 graduate of Great St. Helens High School, he was named to the GSHL First Team in final two years
-Earned a gold glove for his defense in right field in his junior year and one in center field his senior campaign

Personal
-Born in Longview, Wash.
-Son of Tim and Cindy Salberg
-Has one younger sister, Brianna
-Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice

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