|High School:||Edison HS|
Started all 53 of the Tigers’ games, including 51 in right field and two at the DH spot. Hit .290 on the season and tied for the team lead in home runs with four, which was tied for sixth in the Big West. Drove in 38 on the season, which ranked sixth in the Big West, with 14 doubles (10th in BWC) and three triples (eighth in Big West). Placed eighth in the conference with 94 total bases. Tallied 19 runs scored and posted 19 multi-hit games. Collected three hits in a ballgame six times. Drove in multiple runs in nine games on the year. Hit his first career home run on the series finale against Kansas State on Feb. 20. Turned in two doubles against NC State on Feb. 25, and was 3-for-3 with two RBI in the Tigers’ win over Western Kentucky on Feb. 26. Went 2-for-6 in the Tigers’ 13-inning win over San Jose State, including a double and a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 13th inning. Drove in three with a double and a triple as part of a three-hit day against USC on Mar. 19. Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in a win at Sacramento State on March 29. Doubled and tripled in a 2-for-4 day against Long Beach State on April 2. Posted a pair of doubles against UC Riverside on April 10. Went 3-for-5 with three RBI at CS Northridge (April 21) and added a 3-for-6 day with an RBI in game three of the series (April 23). Drove in three runs in the Tigers’ win over No. 10 Cal State Fullerton, posting two hits and a run scored. Went 2-for-4 with a walk and home run against Cal on May 24. Posted a 2-for-3 day with a home run and two RBI in the season finale at UC Santa Barbara (May 29).
Allen started 11 contests for the Tigers in 2010, serving as the designated hitter in six of those games, and an outfielder the other five. Riley closed out the season with 14 hits in 59 at bats, finishing up with six RBI his sophomore season. Against one of the Big West Conference’s top teams, No. 13 Cal State Fullerton, Allen delivered when asked of him as a pinch hitter. Against both Cal State Fullerton (May 1) and Santa Clara (April 28), Riley went 1-for-1 at the plate as a pinch hitter. Riley tallied four multiple hit games in 2010, with two hits, one double and one RBI on two separate occasions against San Francisco (Feb. 20) and Seattle (Mar. 4).
In his first year with the Tigers, Allen provided a power bat and an arm in the outfield as he notched seven starts in the field or as Pacific’s designated hitter. He finished his freshman campaign hitting just below .300, as Riley recorded a .289 season batting average. In Big West play, Riley led the team for the beginning of the season and then finished hitting .471 in conference. His best outing of the year came against No. 16 Cal Poly on April 9 and 10 when he went 2-for-2 as a pinch hitter in both contests. In the second game against the Mustangs, Riley came off the bench and immediately contributed, notching the game-winning RBI as Pacific went on to upset Cal Poly 5-4. Allen finished the year with seven RBI and 11 hits in 18 games for the Tigers.
Riley was a four-year letter winner of the Edison HS baseball team and graduated in 2008. His first two years with the Tigers, Allen received Second Team All-League honors in the County/Metro Athletic Conference. As an upperclassmen, he repeated First Team All-C/MAC in 2007 and 2008. His senior season, Allen went an impressive .425 at the plate with eight home runs, 10 doubles, three triples and 27 RBI. Academically, he was named a scholastic athlete his junior and senior seasons.
Allen Riley was born in Fresno, Calif., and is the son of Sheila Dickson and Albert Riley. He has five older siblings, Alberta, Albert, Akida Williams, Mya Chambers and James Williams. He is a Sports Management major with career aspirations of becoming an athletic director or a baseball agent.