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Newton, Mass.

6-3, 220


  • As a graduate transfer in his lone year with the Trojans, started 10 of the 13 games he appeared in during the pandemic shortened 2020 season

  • Earned Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-America second team honors for his work both on the mound and at the plate

  • Slashed .410/.500/.564, leading the Trojans and finishing 5th in the Pac-12 in batting average

  • Drove in eight runs and scored five, hitting four doubles and one triple

  • Served as the Trojans’ closer, recording three saves, good for second most in the Pac-12, and a 0.00 ERA

  • Did not allow an earned run in his six relief appearances, striking out eight batters and walking one in 6.1 innings pitched

  • Picked up saves on back-to-back days against No. 22 TCU (3/6) and No. 2 Vanderbilt (3/7) (both 2-1 wins)

  • Posted five multi-hit games, including going 4-for-4 against Cal State Fullerton (2/25) with three doubles and three RBI

  • Helped Israel become the first team to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the Europe/Africa qualifying tournament in Italy

  • Recorded three hits, scored four runs and drove in three more for the tournament, and threw 4.1 scoreless innings on the mound, giving up one hit and one walk, while striking out five batters


  • Parents are David Wanger and Gwen Kane-Wanger, sister is Emily Wanger and brother is Danny Wanger

  • Father, David, played baseball at Harvard, mother, Gwen, played field hockey and lacrosse at Brown, sister, Emily, played basketball at Yale and brother, Danny, played football at Bowdoin

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