5 - Mark Carroll
Mark Carroll
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Gabriel, Calif.
High School: Arcadia HS
Previous College: Loyola Marymount
Position: Infield

BRIEFLY: Joined the Titans last season after three years at Loyola Marymount • The versatile middle infielder will likely be a defensive replacement behind Blake Davis, Neil Walton and Justin Turner • Can play the Titan "total offense," meaning he executes consistently, bunts well and sprays the ball.

TITANS `04: Hit .250 in limited action entering primarily as a pinch runner or a late-inning defensive replacement • Started in 6 of his 23 games played • Had only one multiple-RBI game when he hit his only home run on Mar. 20 vs. Fresno State with a man aboard • Had a three-game hitting streak from Mar. 20-24. Had almost as many walks (5) as hits (6) in 34 plate appearances.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT: Participated three years for Coach Frank Cruz at Loyola Marymount • Played in 40 games as a freshman in 2001, starting 29 times (16 at shortstop, nine at third base and four at second base) • Batted .253 with nine RBI • Went 2-for-3 with a career-high three RBI vs. Cal State Fullerton on April 17, 2001 • Batted .074 in limited action (28 games and five starts) in 2002 • Granted a medical redshirt in 2003 after suffering a shoulder injury.

ARCADIA H.S.: Was a three-year letterman in baseball and two-year letter winner in football • Earned three-time All-Pacific League and All-San Gabriel Valley honors and was an All-CIF selection both his junior and senior years • Combined on a no-hitter versus Hoover H.S. his senior year • Also garnered All-San Gabriel Valley honors in football.

PERSONAL: Born on October 14, 1981, in Fullerton, Calif. • Parents are Richard and Judith Carroll • Has two younger brothers (Erik and Patrick) • Majoring in sociology • Says his mother has been the greatest influence on his life • Says winning last year's College World Series is his greatest sports thrill • Chose to attend Fullerton because of the rich baseball history • Would like to see Miami added to the Titan baseball schedule • Full name is Mark Anthony Carroll • Favorites ... Oakland Raiders (team), Michael Vick (player) • Scarface and Training Day (movies), Mike Epps and Will Smith (actors), Wild Boys (TV show), pizza and sushi (food).