Born in Pasadena, Calif., ... parents are Jeff and Julie ... parents moved to Payson, Utah in the summer of 2004 ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Denver, Colo., ... wife's name is Lynn ... majoring in community health education.
At Chino High was first-team all-league ... team captain and MVP in 2000 ... MVP in both the Chino Preseason tournament and the Brian Hamilton Tournament ... set the school record for walks, batting average and hit by pitches ... went seven-for-seven with two homers in the state championship game ... coached by Bob Sheehan ... American Legion team was Area Nine District Champions and the California State Champions ... was MVP of the American Legion Fourth of July Tournament with four homers.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
2001 .301 46-34 133 34 40 10 0 8 25 74 12 12 2-4
2004 .333 44-37 126 38 42 12 2 8 34 82 30 22 5-5
2005 .371 50-49 178 59 66 16 2 8 41 110 32 47 2-3
2006 .303 59-55 198 44 60 15 2 13 53 118 41 41 5-8
TOTAL .328 199-175 635 175 208 53 6 37 153 384 115 122 14-20
2001 | Freshman Year
Hit .301 with 10 doubles and eight home runs ... started 34 of his 45 games, mostly at designated hitter ... had the fourth best slugging percentage for the Cougars at .556 ... hit home runs against every MWC rival except UNLV ... went three-for-five in game one at Utah with a double and three RBI ... went four-for-five in game one of the Cougars home series against Utah with three runs scored, a double and a home run ... hit home runs in the MWC Tournament against Utah and NCAA Regionals against Rutgers ... voted honorable mention Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
2004 | Sophomore Year
Named a scholar athlete by the Cougar Club ... went deep twice in a 21-3 victory over Chicago State, finishing 3-for-5 with five runs and six RBI in the game ... came a single short of the cycle against Air Force on May 21, hitting two home runs, a triple, a double, scoring three runs and knocking in four RBI in the game ... went 4-4 with two doubles and two RBI at New Mexico on April 1 in a 9-3 loss ... second on the team with eight home runs ... second on the team with a .333 batting average ... led the team with a .651 slugging percentage ... led the team along with Ranger Wiens in walks with 30 ... started 37 games, starting 20 games in the outfield and 17 as a designated hitter.
2005 | Junior Year
First-team All-Mountain West Conference ... Academic All-MWC
... MWC Player of the Week vs. Utah ... Cougar Scholar-Athlete ... was on base in all but one of the 50 games he played ... had a 29-game hitting streak in the latter part of the season, the longest in the MWC for 2005 ... set an MWC Games Only record by juniors for on base percentage at .560 ... had three game-winning RBI ... Former Oklahoma State and New Mexico State head coach Gary Ward, said as OSU's radio color analyst: "He's built like and swings like Rusty Staub, with a good, short, quick bat." ... caught a line drive with no outs in the ninth inning to turn a L3U double play and help clinch BYU's 7-5 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo ... played all season with a broken bone in his right hand ... played 40 games at first base and the rest in right field ... led all regulars on the team with a .446 batting average in conference games ... finished No. 30 in NCAA for runs per game (1.18), and among the NCAA leaders in batting average, doubles and slugging throughout the season.
2006 | Senior Year
All-Mountain West Conference Tournament, Academic All-MWC ...College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll Player of the Week and MWC Player of Week (vs. UNLV) and Pre-season All-MWC (coaches/media) ... hit for the cycle in the MWC Tournament against UNLV with a first-inning homer, a third-inning double, singles in the fourth and sixth innings and an eighth-inning triple to eliminate the Rebels (five-for-five) ... hit two lead-off solo homers, including the game-winner in the 8-7 victory at Utah ... hit a key two-run homer in a nationally-televised game at UNLV ... hit a pinch-hit two-out double to the centerfield alley to tie the game in the 12th, 2-2, in an eventual BYU victory over New Mexico in the MWC Pre-Season Tournament at San Diego ... fielded a liner with a foot first base to end the eighth inning in a victory vs. New Mexico State ... batting average dipped as low as .081 after the first 12 games of the season ... had game-winning RBI vs. New Mexico St. (a single), UNLV (a two-run homer), Northern Colorado (a two-run homer) and Utah (solo homer).