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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Justin Watari




160 lbs.




Roseville, Calif.

Previous School

Woodcreek HS



SOPHOMORE (2018):  Saw one home run, 11 doubles and two triples in 46 games (44 starts) and finished with a .321 batting average and 25 RBI … Had a .438 on-base percentage, being walked 33 times throughout the season … Started for the Lobos at second base and led the team in assists with 123 on the year … Had a 21 game streak holding a 1.0 fielding percentage to start the season.

FRESHMAN (2017): Hit .268 in 35 games (26 starts) for the Lobos, though he led the team with a .474 on-base percentage thanks to 32 walks in those 35 games … Also had four doubles, 29 runs and 12 RBI … Collected his first collegiate hit (and stolen base) in his first game in the Lobos’ season opener against Binghamton … Drove in his first collegiate run against San Jose State on March 11 … Had his first multi-hit game as a Lobo on May 5, going 3-for-5 with two RBI, three runs and a double.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 2, 1998 to Michael and Angie Watari … Has three siblings: Valerie (27), Zachery (15) and Madison (14) … Was named First team Sierra Foothill League for Woodcreek High School (Roseville, Calif.) and coach Eric Valencia …