|Hometown:||Garden Grove, CA|
Worked his way into starting role in the outfield at the start of conference play in late March a year ago as a sophomore and is expected to be Cal Poly's starting center fielder as a junior this spring ... opens year with six-game hitting streak.
2013: Sported a .323 average with seven doubles and six triples (Big West leader) as a sophomore ... 18 RBI, including three against San Jose State on March 12 ... 17 multiple-hit games and trio of multiple-RBI contests ... went 4-for-15 with one double and one RBI in Los Angeles Regional at UCLA, earning spot on all-regional team ... five-game hitting streak snapped by UC Santa Barbara on April 7 and 13-game streak snapped by San Jose State on May 7, going 23-for-56 (.411) ... ended season with six-game streak (11-for-28) ... 9-for-17 during week of April 16-21, including 6-for-13 performance in Cal State Fullerton series, and 6-for-14 in UC Riverside series ... 7-for-14 against Pacific with four RBI and two game-winning RBI ... led team with 11 sacrifice bunts, sharing first place in Big West with four other players ... one error in 95 chances in the outfield ... moved from left field to center field during Hawai’i series ... 41 starts and played in six other games ... three-hit games against UC Davis, Santa Clara, Cal State Fullerton and Pacific ... hit .343 in Big West games, .349 at home and .347 in night games ... was lone Mustang with more than one hit as a pinch-hitter, going 2-for-6 ... played summer ball for Victoria HarbourCats in West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, hitting .279 with two doubles, two triples, eight RBI and eight steals.
2012: Went 3-for-15 (.200) in first season at Cal Poly … all three hits were pinch-hit doubles against Loyola Marymount, Fresno State and and UC Riverside … knocked in two runs … scored runs as a pinch-runner against Cal State Northridge and UC Davis … played in 18 games with one start as designated hitter against Minnesota … played summer ball for Kitsap BlueJackets in West Coast Collegiate Baseball League … lifted his batting average 30 points over his final two weeks with the team to .270 with three doubles, a pair of triples and seven RBI.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, where he hit .300 as a senior under head coach Mike Caira ... eight doubles, three triples and three home runs with a .388 on-base percentage and .556 slugging percentage ... drove in 21 runs ... helped Mariners to 24-8 overall record and second-place finish in Empire League ... Mariners reached quarterfinal round of CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs ... played for North team in Orange County Senior All-Star Game ... a scholar-athlete and made Principal's Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Tim and Wendy Ellis, both Azusa Pacific graduates ... two brothers, Landon and Weston, and one sister, Summerlyn ... Landon attends UC Davis ... aspires to play professional baseball or become an accountant ... enjoys dancing as a hobby ... born May 25, 1993, in Garden Grove, Calif. ... majors in business administration.