55 - Michael Lorenzen
Michael Lorenzen
Born: 01/04/1992
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.
High School: Fullerton HS
Position: OF
B/T: R/R
Experience: 1V

TEAM USA `11: Batted .317 with a home run and 10 RBI in 14 games for Team USA under Head Coach Tim Jamieson (Missouri) • The Collegiate National Team went 11-2-1 in the summer including 4-0-1 against Japan in five consecutive games in North Carolina and then in Omaha, Neb. •Lorenzen doubled and walked in three plate appearances in Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park and was the first Titan to play in the new home of the College World Series.

TITANS `11: Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and second-team All-BWC pick • Earned freshman All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball • Was named a second-team ABCA All-West Region honoree • At .3425 led team in batting (Carlos Lopez hit .3417) • Made several outstanding defensive plays • Appeared in 49 games, 40 as a starter including all of them after Mar. 12 except for the 7 games he missed (Apr. 21-May 1) with a wrist injury suffered while attempting a diving catch • In Big West play batted .373 • With 5 stolen bases in 5 attempts on last weekend of regular season (May 27-29) at Cal State Northridge he tied Ivory Thomas for team lead with 19 (in 26 attempts) but ended up second to Thomas' 20 • Also stole show on Apr. 10 vs. UC Irvine with a go-ahead 3-run triple and later made two diving catches for the ESPNU audience • Ended the game on Apr. 16 vs. UCSB by throwing out a runner trying to score the tying run from second base on a single to right field • Took a 7-game hitting streak into the final series at Cal State Northridge (16-for-27, scoring at least once in each game) • Hitless in opener but scored in all 3 games to run string to 10 games in a row, 11 after Regional opener vs. Illinois but snapped in shutout loss to Stanford • Had an on-base percentage of .535 when leading off an inning • 2-for-4 as a pinch-hitter.

FULLERTON HS: Was a 4-year letterman for Head Coaches Joe Secoda and Marc Price • Was a high school teammate of current Titan teammate Greg Velasquez • Was a four-time All-Freeway League First Team honoree and a representative on the All-CIF Southern Section teams in 3 of his 4 varsity seasons • As a freshman, batted .463 with 6 doubles and 11 RBI and compiled a 20-game hitting streak to earn the Silver Slugger Award • Was named the Indians' MVP as a sophomore after hitting .391 with 11 doubles and 16 RBI • As a junior earned the Silver Slugger Award after hitting .451 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI; Also tallied 15 doubles and 20 stolen bases en route to being named to the all-county second team • As a senior in 2010, hit .455 with 8 home runs and 35 RBI; Was named to the all-county and all-state teams in addition to being named the Freeway League MVP • Was a Scholar Athlete for 3 seasons • Was drafted in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 7th Round.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 4, 1992, in Anaheim, Calif. • Full name is Michael Clifton Lorenzen • Nickname is "Cowboy" • Parents are Clif and Cheryl Lorenzen • Has three older brothers (Jonathan, Matthew and Anthony) • Major is business • Also played with Team USA at both the 16U and 18U levels and hit .346 with a home run and 18 RBI in 2010 under Head Coach Gary LeFevers (18U) and batted .556 in the 2010 World Championships (Thunder Bay, Canada) with a 9-game hitting streak • Favorites include: Ryan Braun (baseball player), Fenway Park (stadium), Goodwin Field (place to play baseball), "Step Brothers" (movie), Tim Tebow (athlete), Zac Brown Band (musical artists), The Bible (book), and Jim Carrey (actor).

Career Highs Graphic

At Bats: 6, May 29, 2011 at CS Northridge

Runs: 3, Apr. 10, 2011 vs. UC Irvine

Hits: 3, 5 times, last on May 29, 2011 at CS Northridge

RBI: 4, May 14, 2011 vs. Long Beach State

Home Runs: 1, 2 times, last on Mar. 23, 2011 vs. Arizona St.

Doubles: 1, 8 times, last on June 5, 2011 vs. Illinois

Stolen Bases: 3, May 29, 2011 at CS Northridge

 

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