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KC Serna
Player Profile:
KC Serna 195623
Position: Infielder/RHP
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
High School: St. Bonaventure HS
Experience: 2 Years

KC Serna

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2010 Cape Cod League All-Star Game
2010 Pac-10 Honorable Mention
2010 Norwich All-Regional Team

Single-Season Hits: 81 (2010)
Single-Season Multiple-Hit Games*: 27 (2010)
Career Multiple-RBI Games*: 19
Career Assists*: 444
Career Double Plays Turned*: 92

Single-Season At-Bats: 233 (2010) Ranks second
Single-Season Runs: 45 (2010) Ranks second
Single-Season Doubles: 13 (2010) Ties for third
Single-Season RBIs: 37 (2010) Ties for eighth
Single-Season Stolen Bases: 14 (2010) Ties for fifth
Single-Season HBP*: 9 (2010) Ranks fourth
Single-Season Slugging Percentage: .476 (2010) Ranks second
Single-Season Multiple-RBI Games*: 9 (2010) Ranks fifth; 7 (2011) Ties for sixth
Career Games Played*: 161 – Ranks second
Career At-Bats*: 590 – Ranks second
Career Runs Scored: 93 – Ranks seventh
Career Hits: 163 – Ranks second
Career Doubles: 26 – Ranks third
Career RBIs: 78 – Ranks sixth
Career Walks: 62 – Ranks fifth
Career HBP*: 15 - Ranks third
Career Stolen Bases: 35 – Ranks second
Career Multiple-Hit Games*: 46 – Ranks second

*record began in 2009

Selected in the 42nd round (1,268 overall) by the Cleveland Indians in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Oregon’s  three-year (2009-11) starting shortstop KC Serna was the eighth Oregon Duck selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when he was taken in the 42nd round by the Cleveland Indians on June 8.

For three years, Serna was part of the Ducks’ middle infield tandem with Danny Pulfer (Arizona Diamondbacks, 19th round).

The native of Ventura, Calif., was part of Oregon’s original class as the Ducks brought back baseball for 2009 after the program was discontinued following the 1981 season.

In three years at Oregon, Serna was named to the 2010 Norwich All-Regional Team, and was also a 2010 Pac-10 honorable mention selection following his sophomore campaign.

During his career in an UO uniform, Serna batted .276 in 161 games. His 163 career hits rank second all-time in program history, while his 93 career runs scored rank seventh.

In addition, Serna’s 26 career doubles rank third all-time while his 10 home runs are the most any UO player hit from 2009-11.

Serna, the 1,268th overall selection of the 2011 MLB Draft, also used his speed to steal 35 bases in his career, a total that ranks second all-time at Oregon. Defensively, Serna helped turn 92 double plays in his last three years for the Ducks.

During his sophomore season in 2010, Serna led the Ducks batting .348 with 81 hits – a UO single-season record – as well as 13 doubles, 37 runs driven in, 45 runs scored, 14 stolen bases and a .476 slugging percentage.

Serna was Oregon’s 36th draft selection in the history of the program and the 15th pick since UO baseball returned to the diamond in 2009. Serna was also the fourth UO position player to be drafted since 2009.


 2011 Statistics Career 
 5, 8x, last vs. Gonzaga (5/17/11)


 7 vs. #1 Arizona State (4/2/10) 
 3 vs. BYU (3/12/11)
3, 5x, last vs. BYU (3/12/11) 
 3 vs. Stanford (5/13/11)
Hits   3, 12x, last vs. Stanford (5/13/11) 
 3 vs. BYU (3/12/11)
RBIs 4, 3x, last vs. USC (4/23/10) 
 2 at Seattle (5/11/11)
Doubles   2 at Seattle (5/11/11) 
Triples 1, 2x, last at Long Beach State (2/20/10) 
 1, 2x, last vs. #6 Oregon State (5/27/11)
Home Runs
1, 10x, last vs. #6 Oregon State (5/27/11) 
 4 vs. Wichita State (3/26/11)
Walks 4 vs. Wichita State (3/26/11) 
 2, 2x, last vs. Gonzaga (5/17/11)
Stolen Bases
  2, 3x, last vs. Gonzaga (5/17/11) 
 4 (3/26-4/2/11)
Hitting Streak
10 (3/2/10-3/20/10) 
Multiple-Hit Games
 7 Multiple-RBI Games

Batted a modest .232 (41-for-177) during his junior year…finished second on the club with 34 runs scored…drove in 22 runs, recorded eight doubles and two home runs…was walked on 24 occasions and led the Ducks with 12 stolen bases with a perfect 12-for-12 mark…totaled 145 assists and helped the Ducks turn 30 double plays…started 49 games at shortstop and at the end of the season was hitting in the No. 7 hole…finished the season with nine multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games…produced nine 2-out RBIs…in Pac-10 play batted .241 and drove in 10 runs…in the final 14 games of the season batted .304 (14-for-46) with seven RBIs, 10 runs scored, four doubles and five stolen bases…in the final series against No. 6 Oregon State batted .400 (4-for-10) with three RBIs and two runs scored…in the series opener against the Beavers as Oregon nursed a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh, gave the Ducks a cushion after crushing a towering two-run homer to left field on Sam Gaviglio’s 1-1 delivery, helping UO to a 4-1 victory…also went 2-for-4 with one RBI in a 6-0 victory that completed the sweep of the Beavers (05/29)…hit .417 (5-for-12) with four runs, two doubles and three RBIs as Oregon took 2-of-3 from Stanford (05/13-05/15)…Serna’s bases-loaded, two-run double scored what proved to be the game-winning run in Oregon’s 6-1 victory over Wichita State (03/27)…was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs – including producing the game-winning run  - as Oregon upset No. 3 Oregon State 7-2 in Corvallis for the Ducks first victory at Goss Stadium since the program was reinstated (05/03).

Was the starting shortstop for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League – the top summer collegiate league in the country…was the starting shortstop for the Western Division at the 2010 Cape Cod All-Star Game held at Fenway Park in Boston…helps the Commodores to a second-place finish in the Western Division…hit .255 with 22 runs scored, 18 RBIs, seven doubles and one triple…drew 17 walks and stole seven bases.

Oregon’s everyday shortstop and leadoff batter…was named Pac-10 Honorable Mention after a breakout season… led the Ducks in average (.348), on-base percentage (.419), hits (81, T-6th Pac-10), total bases (111) and stolen bases (14, 7th Pac-10)…scored 45 runs and added 37 RBIs, 13 doubles, one triple and five home runs…was walked 22 times and had a .476 slugging percentage…led the Ducks with 25 multiple-hit games and produced nine multiple-RBI games…tied for UO’ longest hitting streak – 10 games – from March 2-20…during that stretch helped Oregon to a 9-1 record, batting .409 from the plate with nine runs scored, six RBIs, six stolen bases, one double, two walks and 30 assists…was named to the Norwich All-Regional Team after batting .533 in the postseason with five runs scored, two RBIs, one home two walks and one stolne base…season highlights include pacing Oregon with his bat and glove in an 8-4 victory at Fresno State, going 3-for-5 from the plate with a RBI, while helping turn 3-of-4 double plays (3/6)…was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a 5-2 win at No. 22 Stanford (4/9)…led the Ducks with a 2-for-4, four-RBI performance that included a two-run homer and two-run double in a 7-2 win at Gonzaga (4/20)…was 3-for-5 with four RBIs, a double and stolen base in Oregon’s 12-2 win over USC (4/23)…was 2-for-3 with three runs scored in Oregon’s 9-4 non-conference victory over Oregon State (4/27)…blasted a leadoff home run in back-to-back games at Washington (5/21-5/22)...twice this season has homered in back-to-back games, first at Gonzaga (4/20-21) and second at Washington (5/21-22)…in the sixth inning of the first game of the NCAA Regional against No. 17 UConn, buried the first pitch of his at-bat over the left field wall to tie the game at 2-2 before Oregon went on to win 5-3 (6/4)…was 3-for-3 in Oregon’s 4-3 victory over No. 17 Connecticut in the elimination game (6/6).

The starting shortstop and hit in the top of the order for the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League…helped lead Mankato to a 39-29 overall record including a postseason appearance, but the Moondogs fell in the NWL North Divisional Series to the Rochester Honkers…named to the 2009 NWL All-Star Team, Serna ended his summer by breaking Mankato’s single-season record for stolen bases with 25 swipes…hit .314 (55-for-175) over the summer with 30 runs scored, 16 RBIs, 16 walks, seven doubles and two triples.

Oregon’s everyday shortstop, started 52 games for the Ducks...hit .228 (41-for-180) with 14 runs, five doubles, one triple, 14 walks and nine stolen bases...led the team with 19 RBIs and three home runs...defensively, led UO with 145 assists and 31 double plays turned...finished the year with a .931 fielding percentage...hit .375 with the bases loaded and .455 with a runner on third and less than two outs...had a .427 success rate advancing runners...also made two relief appearances on the mound, pitching a total of one Oregon’s historic season-opening 5-3 win at Saint Mary’s (2/20), was 2-for-5 with two RBIs...also recorded the first double of the modern era...went on a six-game hitting streak from March 1-7, batting .320 (8-for-25), with one double, one triple and three runs scored...his one-out, bases-loaded walk-off single gave Oregon a 3-2, 13-inning victory over Santa Clara (3/7) his first appearance on the mound was handed the ball with one down and the potential tying run on second base in the bottom of the ninth,  sandwiched a pair of outs around a base-on-balls to earn his first career save in a 6-5 victory at Nevada (3/13)...was 2-for-5 with a season-high four RBIs, which included his first collegiate home run vs. Sacramento State (3/24)...patiently waited out a two-out, bases-loaded walk to bring in UO’s first run in its 3-2, 10-inning victory over Oregon State (3/28)...hit the second home run of his career vs. Stanford (4/5)...was 2-for-4 with a solo home run - his third of the season - and a stolen base in the Ducks’ 5-3 victory at California (4/18)...his RBI sacrifice fly proved to be the game winner in Oregon’s 3-2 victory over UCLA (5/1).

A 2008 graduate of St. Bonaventure High School...a three-sport athlete for the Seraphs, played football, soccer and 2008 was the starting shortstop for St. Bonaventure, leading the team to a 26-5 record...also pitched his way to a 9-1 record on the mound with 76 the plate, hit .500 and produced 30 RBIs to go along with 16 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs and 15 walks...set school records for career games played, RBIs, hits, doubles, steals and runs scored...on the gridiron, quarterbacked the St. Bonaventure football team to a 14-1 record, including a trip to the CIF State Division III Championship Bowl game, where he scored two touchdowns en route to a 35-21 victory...the Seraphs ended the year as the seventh-ranked team in the state according to, while he finished the year with 1,111 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns.

Born Oct. 15, 1989 in Ventura, Calif...parents are Reuben Serna and Gina Farris...has one brother, Jordan.


Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2009.... .228 52-52 180 14 41 5 1 3 19 57 .317 14 1 27 7 .281 4 2 9-12 83 145 17 .931
2010.... .348 58-58 233 45 81 13 1 5 37 111 .476 22 9 23 5 .419 3 7 14-22 83 154 23 .912
2011.... .232 51-49 177 34 41 8 0 2 22 55 .311 24 5 30 3 .337 2 5 12-12 76 145 11 .953
TOTAL... .276 161-159 590 93 163 26 2 10 78 223 .378 60 15 80 15 .353 9 14 35-46 242 444 51 .931
Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2009.... 0.00 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 1 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL... 0.00 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 1 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0 1 0