Played well in fall practice, impressing the Cal coaching staff with his hitting...could be utilized at first base, as a designated hitter or right-handed pinch hitter...is the younger brother of former Cal captain, team MVP and All-Pac-10 performer Jonathan Petke (1993-96)...
AS A JUNIOR (1999): Played in 18 games, including two starts as a designated hitter, two starts in left field and a start at first base...batted .154 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI...went 1-for-2 with a double Feb. 12 versus Long Beach State, and scored the winning run in a 6-5 victory over the 49ers Feb. 13...other highlights include going 1-for-2 with a home run Apr. 21 at San Francisco and 1-for-4 with a double Apr. 28 versus Pacific...
AS A SOPHOMORE (1998): Saw action in four games, going 0-for-4 with six putouts at first base...
AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (1997): Competed in four games, going 0-for-1 and recording four putouts at first base...
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: As a senior at Capistrano Valley High School was named Male Athlete of the Year as co-captain of both the football and baseball teams...was senior co-captain and co-Most Inspirational in baseball with twin brother Adam, helping Capistrano Valley to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals...named Most Valuable Player in football as a tight end and linebacker...played for the Indians in the San Diego Collegiate League in the summer of 1996, helping lead his team to the league finals...in the summer of 1997 played for the Santa Maria Indians, batting .234 with a home run and nine RBI...this past summer played with brothers Adam and Jonathan on the Slovenian National Team that competed at the European Olympic Baseball Championship in northern Italy in late July...during the summer batted .455 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 35 RBI, competing against Germany, France, Italy and Holland, among others, for a chance to compete in the next summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia...had a 3.5 high school GPA...majoring in mass communications...parents are Jon and Mimi Petke...born May 8, 1977 in Mission Viejo, CA.
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