23 - Dustin Garneau
Dustin Garneau
Born: 08/13/1987
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Pedro, CA
High School: San Pedro HS
Position: C
B/T: R/R
Experience: 3V

TITANS `08: Was the Titans' primary catcher in 2008 making 48 starts and 55 appearances • Had seven multi-hit games including a career-high three hits on May 11 at Cal Poly • Posted eight multi-RBI efforts including three games with a career-high three RBI; Had a pair of bases-clearing doubles on Apr. 11 (Cal State Northridge) and June 2 (UCLA) and drove in three with two doubles and a single on May 11 at Cal Poly • Had a seven-game hitting streak from Apr. 25 to May 6 when he went 9-for-20 (.450) with a double and three RBI • Was tied for the team lead in hit-by pitch (13) with Christian Colon • Was hit by a pitch four times in five plate appearances over two games Mar. 25 at San Diego (three times) and Mar. 28 vs. UC Riverside (1 time) • Recorded the second most sacrifice bunts on the team with 12 and also tallied three sac-flies • Was named to the 2008 Fullerton Regional all-tournament team after posting four hits and four RBI in five games.

TITANS `07: Was mainly a reserve catcher in 2007, though he did start in 11 games • Collected a season-high two hits on two occasions, once on Feb. 27 vs. San Diego State, the other on Apr. 10 vs. USC, both times collecting a season-high two RBI • Collected his first career postseason hit, a home run, in the 13-2 runaway game against Fresno State on June 3 at the San Diego Regional • Walked three times and scored a run in his first career start on Feb. 4 vs. Stanford.

TITANS `06: Made four plate appearances in nine games for the Titans, getting work behind the dish on seven occasions • Picked up his first career RBI in his first plate appearance, drawing a bases-loaded walk on Feb. 11 vs. UNLV • Hit .667 (2-for-3) on the year, picking up his first career hit in his second plate appearance, Mar. 29 at Loyola Marymount • His only other hit of the season was a pinch-hit, RBI single against Cal State Northridge on Apr. 2. • Was perfect defensively in 14 opportunities.

SAN PEDRO HS: Played four years of baseball for the Pirates under the father/son coaching combination of Graedy and Tom Sain • Hit .433 (39-for-90) as a senior leading to a pair of first-team selections to the All-Marine League and all-area squads • Also was a two-time all-area and all-city football player in his three seasons on the gridiron.

PERSONAL: Born on August 13, 1987, in Torrance, Calif. • Parents are Pat and Christy Garneau • Full name is Dustin Thomas Garneau • His nickname is Drago • Has two brothers (Jason and Dylan) • Majoring in kinesiology • Models his game after Dodgers catcher Russell Martin • Favorites include: Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Russell Martin (player), Old School, Step Brothers(movies), Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons (books), Will Ferrell (actor), Slipknot, Hatebreed and Pantera (musical artists).

GARNEAU'S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats - 5, May 30, 2008 vs. Rider

Runs - 3, Apr. 18, 2008 at Pacific

Hits - 3, May 11, 2008 vs. Cal Poly

RBI - 3 (3 times), Last on June 2, 2008 vs. UCLA

Home Runs - 1 (5 times), Last on May 20, 2008 vs. UCLA

Doubles - 2, May 11, 2008 vs. Cal Poly

Stolen Bases - 1 (6 times), Last on May 17, 2008 vs. San Diego State