Every Spartan starter crossed home plate with a run scored.
The Spartans have at least two ways to qualify for the upcoming Mountain West Tournament.
The Spartans look to make up for a 5-2 loss to the Gaels earlier in the season.
The Spartans face a critical MW series against the second-place Aztecs.
Connor Konishi, Ruben Ibarra, and Sam Olsson combined to go 7-for-9, R, 2RBI.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his second season with the Spartans…Two-year starter at centerfield.
2018: Most appearances with 57 and starts on the team with 56 at centerfield…Hit from the lead-off spot in first 25 starts, then moved to second spot in the order for the last 31…Spartans were 18-13 with Strahm batting second in the order…San José State Male Student Athlete of the Month for the month of May…Ranked sixth in the Mountain West in triples with three…Ranked eighth in the conference and led Spartans in runs scored with 50… Batted .307 and was third on the team in hits with 70…Led team in doubles with 13 and steals with nine…Recorded a team leading 18-game hit streak (4/3-5/5) going 32-for-78 (.410) with a .500 on-base percentage in the 18 game span…Recorded a 24 game reached bases streak (4/3-5/13)…Tied for team lead in multi-hit games with 20…Scored multiple runs in 13 games…Two game-winning RBI’s against New Mexico (4/27 & 4/29) in the same weekend...Go-ahead hit in the 12 inning at UC Riverside (4/21). (Game-by-Game Statistics).
2017: Appeared in all 55 games, starting in 54 in his first season with the Spartans... All 54 starts were at centerfield... Had a 16-game hitting streak (2/23 - 3/21) going 26-for-71 (.366) in the span... Led the Mountain West in steals with 18... Had three multi-steal games including a season-high three steals versus New Mexico (3/11)... Topped Mountain West in base stealing percentage (84.2%) Led the team in runs (36) and walks (29)... Scored season-high three runs against Nevada (3/17) and UNLV (5/20)... Second on the team in on-base percentage (.384)... Tied for second on the team with 15 multi-hit games (12 two-hit games and 3 three-hit games)... Committed just one error out of 138 chances in centerfield.
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Redshirted the 2016 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore. ... Lettered in baseball, basketball and football at Sheldon High… Named The Oregonian/OregonLive Athlete of the Year during his senior year… In his junior and senior years, batted .424 in 144 at-bats over 45 games… Posted a .536 career on-base percentage... Collected 61 hits including 19 extra base hits… Scored 57 runs….Stole 31 bases in 32 attempts… In his senior year, led team to Class 6A championship… Two-time Class 6A all-state selection and All-Mid West League… Holds five school season records in football: total yards rushing, 1669; most points scored, 208; most touchdowns, 33; most rushing touchdowns, 26; and average yards per rush, 9.7… In his senior season, named Class 6A Offensive Player of the Year playing quarterback… Captain of the basketball team during his senior year that reached the second round of the state playoffs.
MORE ON KELLEN: An economics major… Parents are Curt and Kim Strahm… Curt was an All-American wrestler at Oregon… Kim Manning Strahm was a softball player at Oregon and inducted to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame…Has an older brother, Connor, who was a linebacker on the 2013 through 2017 University of Montana teams… Enjoys skiing and hanging out with family in his free time… Native of Eugene, Ore.