On the double

University of San Diego catcher Dillon Haupt’s scorching start to the season includes a nation-leading 11 doubles .  Entering Thursday’s West Coast Conference opener versus BYU, Haupt is hitting .369 through 17 games and sports a gaudy offensive resume. The 6-foot-5 backstop often hits third or fourth in the talented Torreros lineup.  Looking like a Winkelvoss twin in the movie The Social Network but without the arrogance, the courteous and polite Haupt has an impressive .708 slugging percentage and leads his team in extra bases hits.   His team is 11-6 after about one month of a non-conference slate that has taken them from coast to coast.   A smart and disciplined hitter, Haupt has an On-Base Percentage of .481 and the receiving skills that coaches and fans covet.  The remainder of the USD schedule primarily features games on the West Coast, sadly neglecting the many fans that Dillon made in the Midwest (aka flyover country) the opportunity to see him in person while wearing the light blue jersey of his hometown university.

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