BRIEFLY: Emerged as the Titans' starting shortstop in 2004, but
will have to fight for playing time with teammate Blake Davis at
the position in 2005 Started the first 13 games and 23 of
the team's final 24 games at short Has greatly improved his
offense during fall practice according to Coach Horton Prior
to his freshman year, Coach Horton said he had the potential to be
one of the best infielders ever at Cal State Fullerton.
TITANS '04: Appeared in 51 games, making 37 starts at shortstop
for the Titans Struggled offensively, hitting just .237 on
the year, but did finish with 15 RBI - including three runs driven
in a 9-8 extra-inning win over Pepperdine on March 17
Started all but one of the Titans' games in the postseason,
collecting a pair of hits in wins over Minnesota and Tulane
Best game came on Feb. 15 against Arizona when he went 3-for-3 with
a pair of runs, two RBI, and two walks in a 12-10 victory
Numbers picked up in Big West play, hitting .308 (12-for-39) with
12 runs scored.
TITANS '03: Appeared in 22 games and started five as the Titans'
backup shortstop Had his best game vs. Pepperdine on Mar. 4,
when he went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs and a stolen
SANTA CRUZ H.S.: Was a three-year letterman at Santa Cruz
(Calif.) H.S., where he was a third baseman, shortstop and pitcher
Selected the league and county MVP as a senior, when he
batted .445 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI and was successful in
27-of-28 stolen base attempts Also selected to the
CalHiSports all-state team Batted .395 in 27 games as a
junior to earn second-team all-league and first-team all-county
accolades Helped Santa Cruz to a 22-5 record as a junior and
to a 23-6 record as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 23, 1984, in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Parents are Brian and Cheryl Walton Major is undecided
Father is a respected biologist and coordinator of the Santa
Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group Lists going to sleep
before the second game versus Texas in the College World Series his
biggest sports thrill Likes skimboarding Enjoys
playing the guitar Would like to see LSU added to
Fullerton's schedule Selected by San Francisco in the 23rd
round of the 2002 Major League Baseball first-year player draft
Favorites ... Khalil Greene (player), San Fransisco Giants
(team), John Travolta (actor), Where the Red Fern Grows (book)
anything with potatoes or cheese (food).