24 - Bobby Andrews
Bobby Andrews
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vista, Calif
High School: Rancho Bueno Vista HS
Position: Outfield

BRIEFLY:

A speedster who is again ready to battle for a starting spot in the outfield with a wealth of Titan outfielders • Showed improvement last year both offesively and defensively and was used in a platooning role in the outfield after being used primarily as a pinch runner his freshman year.

TITANS `04:

Started a career-high 23 games, including 12 of the last 13 down the stretch in the outfield last season, splitting the time between center and right field • Was third on the team with a .420 on-base percentage • Had six multi-hit games, four with two hits and two with three hits (Jan. 30 vs. Stanford and June 6 vs. Pepperdine) • Finished 2004 by hitting safely in 11 out of 12 games including a 10-game hitting streak from May 23 - Jun. 24 • Knocked in two runs in a game on five occasions • Six of his 15 total RBI came in the postseason • Was a strong defensive asset, committing only one error in the outfield • Probably had his best game on Jun. 6 in the Super Regional, going 3-for-5 with two RBI while scoring two runs to help eliminate Pepperdine • Was 1-for-1 with a run scored from the bench in an elimination game earlier in the day vs. Pepperdine • Hit his first career home run (solo) at Fresno State on Mar. 21.

TITANS '03:

Appeared in more games off the bench (28) than any other Titan • Batted .083 (1-for-12) with a pair of RBI • Used primarily as a pinch-runner (he scored 13 runs) • Picked up his only hit - a pinch-hit single to right field - in the eighth inning of a 13-2 win over UCLA at Goodwin Field on April 15.

RANCHO BUENA VISTA H.S.:

Prepped at Rancho Buena Vista H.S. in Vista, Calif., also the alma mater of former Titan Chris Stringfellow (`99-02) • Earned a pair of varsity letters as an outfielder for Coach Steve Hargrave • Earned first-team All-Palomar League and second-team All-CIF honors as a senior, when he batted .429, knocked in 21 runs and scored 45 while helping the Longhorns to a 30-4 overall record and CIF and state championships • Also drew 24 walks in just over 130 plate appearances to round out his on-base percentage at .541 • The speedster set a single-season school record with his 34 stolen bases and is also the career record holder with 53 • Batted .278 as a junior • Also a second-team all-league pick in football.

PERSONAL:

Born on Dec. 23, 1983, in Olongapo Bay, Philippines • Parents are Robert and Josephine Andrews • Has an older brother (Steven) and a younger sister (Melissa) • Majoring in business • Played last summer with the Highland Park team in the Texas League • Says his dad has had the greatest influence on his life • Would like to meet Willie Mays - who is the reason he wears No. 24 • Was selected by Texas in the 22nd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball first-year player draft • Would love to see Hawaii added to future Titan schedules • Greatest sports thrill has been the Omaha experience • Full name is Robert Earl Andrews • Favorites ... Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Dave Roberts (player), Halle Berry (actress), Scarface (movie), baseballamerica.com (web site), Catcher in the Rye (book).