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Dan Vargas Athlete Profile

#13 Dan Vargas

Dan Vargas
Position: Shortstop Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 2006-2009 Hometown: San Diego, CA Last School: Montgomery High School


Born in San Diego ... parents are William and Celeste ... grandfather William Vargas, Sr., played minor league baseball in the United States before going to the Korean War, but now lives in Puerto Rico ... hobbies include racquetball, cooking and baking/catering, reading, gospel music, computer games and battleship ... majoring in philosophy and minoring in Italian and coaching.

Before BYU

Was two-time All-Mesa League and was perfect in stolen bases ... graduated with honors from Montgomery High where he was coached by Manuel Hermosillo ... selected to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic first-team ... batted .481 with 47 hits, 13 doubles and five triples in 2004 ... lettered twice in basketball and three times in baseball ... hit a three-run homer in the semi-final playoff game for his last official at bat in high school ... the Aztecs were league champions and posted a 21-11 overall record and an 8-2 league mark.


Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H    2B   3B  HR   RBI   TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2006 .208 40-14 53 13 11 1 0 1 7 15 9 13 3-3
2007 .295 39-39 129 27 38 8 3 2 16 58 11 38 3-5
2008 .313 52-52 201 52 63 19 3 7 40 109 28 34 9-15
2009 .190 12-3 21 4 4 0 1 0 1 6 0 5 0-0

2006 | Freshman Year

First college hit of his career was a lead-off homerun in the third inning of a 4-3 loss in game three at the University of Pacific ... got the walk-off single with two-outs and full count in the five-run ninth inning over Utah in the MWC Tourney ... turned a rare third-first-third double play against UNLV in the MWC Tourney ... batted 313 in MWC Games ... ended the season with a current three-game hitting streak.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Injured his knee in mid-season at UNLV and was out of the lineup for a couple weeks ... led team with nine sac bunts ... had game-winning RBI from a triple in game one and a single in game three vs. Northern Colorado ... did a glove-flip on a dive to end game three against UNC to start a 6-4-3 double play ... turned an unassisted double play (6U3) in the third and another gem in the fourth when he went to his right, dropping down on one knee before throwing a bullet to snuff out the Gonzaga runner in game three.

2008 | Junior Year

Was All-River City Classic for the Sacramento tournament when he hit two doubles and a homer against UC Davis ... on the season had three-game-winning RBI: a sac-fly vs. Gonzaga, a seeing-eye single vs. UC Davis and a two-run homer at Utah which secured the overall trophy for BYU athletics in the Deseret First Duels ... hit two homers in the series at UNLV ... batted 4-for-9 against Oregon State in two games with a pair of doubles and a pair of singles ... hit three doubles in a game vs. Kansas St., ... won the team's annual run up 'Y' Mountain for the second year in a row.

2009 | Senior Year

For the third consecutive year he led the team winning the Fall race up Y Mountain ... tripled at New Mexico and then scored BYU's 14th run in a 15-13 victory at New Mexico ... scored the winning run from a walk-off single in the final home game of the season vs. UNLV.