46 - Sergio Pedroza
Sergio Pedroza
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Covina, Calif.
High School: Northview HS
Position: Outfield

BRIEFLY: Will again be among a group of players battling for a starting job in one of the outfield spots • After not playing one inning defensively as a freshman, he was a fixture in right field most of the season in his sophomore campaign • Also has the ability to catch, but will likely not see any time unless there is an emergency.

TITANS `04: Posted the fifth best average on the team, hitting .333 on the season • Set career-highs in almost all offensive categories in 2004 • His .554 slugging percentage was good for second on the team (behind only Kurt Suzuki) and fifth in the Big West Conference • Led the Titans and was third in the conference with 20 doubles • Was fifth on the squad in both on-base percentage (.413) and RBIs (39) • Had 21 multiple-hit games, two times collecting three hits (Feb. 13 at Arizona and Mar. 9 vs. San Diego) • Had a nine-game hitting streak form Feb. 28 to Mar. 14 when he hit .405 with seven RBI and seven runs scored • His seven homers were were good for second on the team (trailing Kurt Suzuki who had 16) • Was selected to the All-Big West Conference team as an honorable mention.

TITANS '03: Earned honorable mention All-Big West Conference honors as a true freshman • All of his game action came at DH • Was batting .386 before a 5-for-32 skid to finish the season saw his average fall to .325 • The Titans were 24-3 when he batted eighth or ninth in the order • Batted .448 with runners on and two outs and .529 with runners in scoring position and two outs • Blasted three homers in four at bats in the UNLV series (including two in the Sunday game) and reached base in six of seven appearances • Had a game-tying two-run double in the eighth inning of the Titans' 7-5 win over Long Beach State on Mar. 30 • Was 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles in the Titans' three-game sweep of Pacific to open Big West play.

NORTHVIEW H.S.: Was a four-year varsity player at Northview H.S. in Covina, Calif., where he was primarily a catcher for Coach Darren Murphy • Earned some form of All-Valle Vista League recognition in each of his four seasons, including co-MVP honors as a senior, when he batted .478 with six homers and 32 RBI to lead Northview to an 18-9 record and a league championship • Also named a Louisville Slugger TPX All-American his junior and senior years • Had his highest batting average (.515) as a sophomore • Holds Northview career records for hits (130), home runs (19) and RBI (91).

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 23, 1984, in East Los Angeles • Parents are Jesus and Rosa Pedroza • Has three younger siblings • Majoring in communications and minoring in business • Credits his father with having the greatest influence on his life • Enjoys playing poker • Says the most impressive thing about Coach Horton is "he knows just about everything about small ball" • Says he's better than anyone at fishing...but he's never been able to catch a salmon • Enjoys playing wiffle ball when he's not on the real baseball field • Lists winning the College World Series as his biggest sports thrill • Favorites ... Manny Ramirez (player), San Francisco Giants (team), South Park (TV show), Lord of the Rings (movie), Tony Gwynn's Art of Hitting (book), www.mlb.com (web site)