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Baseball: The David Berg story was amazing

June 20, 2012 |  9:04 am

If there's a freshman of the year in college baseball, it deserves to be former La Puente Bishop Amat pitcher David Berg.

What he accomplished as a walk-on this season at UCLA was nothing short of extraordinary.

He finished the season with a 1.46 ERA while making 50 appearances, second-best all-time in NCAA history.

In seven playoff games, he didn't allow a run in 13 2/3 innings.

The guy was fearless and looks perfectly suited to become a closer in the coming years with his sidearm delivery and ability to throw strikes.

Most of all, he handles pressure better than some seniors. He's going to be a great role model for so many future players in high school seeking a shot at being a college player.

-- Eric Sondheimer