|Hometown:||Los Alamitos, Calif.|
|High School:||Los Alamitos HS|
BRIEFLY: With two outstanding seasons under his belt, he has the hot corner all but locked up for himself as a senior A very versatile bat to have in the lineup ... can hit well in both the top and bottom of the lineup Titans saw a greatly improved defensive third baseman last season One of the conference's best baserunners.
TITANS `04: One of three Titans to play in all 69 contests in 2004 (Pilittere and Suzuki were the others) Had 24 multi-hit games including two four-hit games on Mar. 14 vs. Minnesota and Mar. 20 at Fresno State During a stretch of six game from Mar. 12 - Mar. 20 he hit at a .483 clip, going 14-for-29 and scoring 6 runs Collected a career-high five RBIs against Cal Poly on May 1 where he was 3-for-6 with a homer and a triple in a 27-2 victory over the Mustangs Had a 10-game hitting streak from May 1 - May 21 going 16-for-40 (.400) over that stretch Hit .350 (7-for-20) with 6 RBI during the 5-game span of the Regionals Collected a single hit in each of the last five games of the College World Series including a solo home run vs. South Carolina on June 24. Increased his batting average 25 points (form .299 to .324) over the last 31 games by going 40-for-111 (.360) Was a second-team All-Big West Conference selection Was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 28th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft last June, but chose to return to Fullerton for his senior year.
TITANS '03: Was a key component offensively for the Titans Started 63 games (only Shane Costa and Richie Burgos started more) and batted in the leadoff spot 35 times All but three of his starts came at third base Finished 10th in the Big West with a .344 average Also tied for eighth with 17 doubles and fourth with 14 stolen bases Had a key two-run triple to open the scoring in the Titans' 5-1 win over Arizona State in the Super Regional opener Named to the Fullerton Regional all-tournament team after batting .357 (5-for-14), including the game-winning double in the top of the ninth vs. Notre Dame on May 31 Tied for second on the Titans with 24 multi-hit games Had four hits on five occasions (no other Titan did it more than twice) Had a 12-game hitting streak from Apr. 15 - May 9, which tied him with Costa for the longest by a Titan Named Big West Player of the Week and NCBWA National Hitter of the Week after batting .818 from Mar. 4-9...over one stretch, he had hits in eight consecutive at bats and reached base in 10 straight appearances Was the Big West leader in hitting for a few weeks early in the season Had back-to-back four-hit games against UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 18-19 Blasted a three-run walk-off homer in a 6-5 exhibition win over Keio University (Japan) Was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI in the Titans' 8-2 win over LSU in the CWS opener.
CERRITOS COLLEGE: Batted .353 in 2002 at Cerritos College (JC) in Cerritos, Calif. (the former home of Coach Horton) One of two players to start all 45 games Batted No. 3 in the Falcons' order 39 times Had a 20-game hitting streak to open the season and hit safely in 40 of 45 games overall Tied for the team lead with five triples and was tops in stolen bases (22-of-27) Was second on the Falcons with 18 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games.
LOS ALAMITOS H.S.: Played on two Sunset League championship teams in baseball and three championship teams in basketball at Los Alamitos (Calif.) H.S. Helped lead his team to the CIF semifinals as a senior after advancing to the quarterfinals his junior year Was a first-team all-league choice as a senior after earning second-team honors as a junior Named second-team All-CIF his senior season In basketball, he was a two-time first-team all-league choice, while being named second-team Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 4, 1981, in Modesto, Calif. Parents are Ron and Carol Prettyman Has an older sister (Shara) Majoring in communications Father is the athletics director at Cal State Dominguez Hills and was a finalist for the same job at Cal State Fullerton in the fall of 2001 His nickname is Ronaldo Lists wearing a white cotton t-shirt under his jersey as his superstition Would like to spend his summer vacation at Carlsbad State Beach Lists playing and hitting a home run in Omaha and of course winning the championship as his greatest sports thrill Enjoys bowling in his free time Enjoys playing the guitar Full name is Ronald Joseph Prettyman Favorites ... Michael Jordan (player), Mexican (food), baseballamerica.com (web site), Dumb and Dumber (movie), Jim Carrey (actor), Jessica Biel (actress).