Marcos Villezcas Athlete Profile

#10 Marcos Villezcas

Marcos Villezcas
Position: Shortstop Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 2005-2006 Hometown: San Diego, CA Last School: Southwestern Community College

Personal

Born in Mission Hills, Calif., parents are Marcos and Mercedes ... likes to play the guitar ... played youth baseball in Mexico ... majoring in sociology.

Before BYU

Prepped at Montgomery High in San Diego where he was coached by Manuel Hermosillo ... voted the team's most improved player for 2000-2001 ... help set a season record for double plays in 2000 (31) and 2002 (44) ... was honorable mention All-Metro League in 2000 and two-time All-Mesa League in 2001 and 2002 ...was a 2002 All-CIF Second Team selection ... batted .392 in 2002 with 14 doubles and a school record 132 at bats ... team won the 2000 CIF championship as a sophomore.

Other College

Was Team MVP in 2004 for Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., where he was coached by Jerry Bartow ... was 2004 All-PCC League and in 2003 was honorable mention All-PCC ... batted .337 in 2004.

Stats

Year    Avg.  G-GS   AB   R   H  2B   3B   HR  RBI  TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2005 .326 58-58 242 48 79 14 2 2 39 103 17 27 1-1
2006 .275 61-61 244 38 67 9 0 2 40 82 29 29 2-3
TOTAL .300 119-119 486 86 146 23 2 4 79 185 46 56 3-4



2005 | Junior Year

Among his many spectacular fielding plays was a diving skid in the 5-3 finale against Utah to start a 6-4-3 double play for the first two outs of the sixth inning ... was a part of 33 of BYU's 41 double plays ... had a 10-game hitting streak ... had 24 multiple hit games and three game-winning RBI.

2006 | Senior Year

Drafted in the 23rd round (681st pick) by the Seattle Mariners ... hit a walk-off single between first and second with one out in the 12-inning victory over New Mexico at the MWC Pre-Season Tournament in San Diego ... former BYU Athletic Director and Baseball Coach Glen Tuckett, now chairman of the American Baseball Coaches Association Board of Directors, has been quoted as saying Villezcas is the best fielding shortstop he has seen at BYU in 50 years ... had game-winning RBI vs. New Mexico (walk-off single), TCU (single), San Diego State (single) and UNLV (a two-run single) ... went five-for-five in game one vs. San Diego State.