May 22, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Former University of San Diego baseball player Kevin Reese (1997-2000) was called up to the active roster for the New York Yankees this past weekend and recorded his first major league hit.
Reese was a two-time first-team All-West Coast Conference honoree for the Toreros. Reese was the teams leading hitter from 1988-2000 as he was able to etch his name into the USD record books. Reese is the all-time leader in hits with 279, second in home runs with 41, second in RBI with 185, fifth all-time in batting average at .361, seventh in doubles hit with 48 and ninth in triples with 14. Reese also etched his name into several single-season USD records ranking fifth all-time in single-season hits with 86, third in RBI with 66 and second in home runs with 16.
Reese and the Yankees will return to action this evening as the Yankees travel to play the Boston Red Sox in a 7:05 p.m. (EST). The game can be viewed live on ESPN.