15 - Ronnie Prettyman
Ronnie Prettyman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Alamitos, Calif.
High School: Los Alamitos HS
Position: Third Base

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).