Born in Oakland, Calif. ... son of Cheryl and Joe Cushing ... has an older brother, Cody ... planning to major in business.
2015: 28 starts (19 DH, 6 2B, 3 3B) ... batting .296 in 8 April starts (8x27, 2 HR, 6 RBI) ... hit . 429 (6x14) in 4 games last week, including .455 (5x11, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R vs. ASU ... 2x4, HR#2 Sunday vs. ASU ... hit game-tying, 2-run single Saturday and game-tying RBI double Friday vs. ASU ... hit first career HR Friday at WSU ... was 1x4 with RBI double Apr. 2 at Stanford ... made consecutive starts at third, last 2 games of USC series ... had 2 hits, scored twice in series opener vs. USC ... started series finale vs. Cal going 1x4 at the plate … was 4x15 in UCLA series, including a career high 3 hits in game 2 (3x5, 2 2B, RBI, R) ... was 3x8 with 3 RBI, 2B in DH vs. North Dakota (2/28) ... 2 hits vs. Kansas ... started all 4 games of Pac-12/Big-12 Tourney ... started twice at DH vs. Pacific, collecting hits in both games, going 3 for-7 with a double, earned 2 runs ... 2 for-4, one double, run in debut Feb. 15 at Pacific.
2014: Collected first hit of season vs. Northern Colorado, a RBI single ... started series finale vs. Stanford, 0-for-2 at plate ... made first start of season vs. Gonzaga on March 25 and was 0-for-2 but reached base twice (walk, hit by a pitch, scored a run) ... first apprearance of the season came off the bench vs. Nebraska and was 0-for-3.
2013: Saw his first college action defensively late in the fourth game of the UC Davis series, but missed the rest of the season due to injury.
CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters at Campolindo, playing for coach Max Luckhurst and teaming with fellow UW freshman Austin Rei ... captain of the team as a senior, when Campolindo won the CIF North Coast Section Division II championship, beating Dougherty Valley in the title game at the Oakland Coliseum ... helped lead the Cougars to a 23-4-1 record as a senior ... team finished ranked No. 1 in the state (Division II) ... helped lead Campolindo to three consecutive Diablo Foothill League championships and three straight district titles ... named a scholar-athlete all four years and graduated with a 3.75 grade point average ... first-team all-league and All-East Bay as a sophomore and junior and honorable mention All-America as a senior.
GETTING TO KNOW JOSH CUSHING
Eating the same energy bar and taping my bat.
Greatest memory of baseball:
Getting hit three times (HBP) in the NCS Championship game my sophomore year.
Why do you love baseball? :
All of the failure makes the success that much better.
First memory of baseball? :My dad coaching me in tee ball.