25 - Felipe Garcia
Felipe Garcia
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif.
High School: Diamond Bar HS
College: Cypress JC
Position: First Base/Outfield

BRIEFLY: A power-hitter who will again challenge for a spot in the middle of the Titans' everyday line-up • Will fill the holes defensively at first base, in the outfield and possibly as a catcher • Was a clutch performer for the Titans down the stretch in 2004 en route to the national championship.

TITANS `04: After a few starts in the outfiled early in the season, he became the primary designated hitter • Played in 66 games, second best only to Suzuki, Pilittere and Prettyman, who played in all 69 games • Collected 20 multiple-hit games with four three-hit and four four-hit games • Was 18-for-39 with two home runs and nine RBI over a nine- game period (Apr 3. - Apr. 18) that saw the Titans go 8-1 after their 15-16 start • Had the second-longest hitting streak of the season with a 13 gamer from May 23 - Jun. 6 • Was clutch in the postseason, posting a .436 average (24-for-55) with 18 RBI and seven runs scored • Had a season-high 3 doubles in the Super Regional vs. Tulane on Jun. 13 • Was named to the Fullerton Regional All-Tournament Team going 7-for-18 with seven RBI • Collected six hits in nine at bats en route to knocking Tulane out of the Super Regional • Was named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team after going 11-for-24 (.458) with 2 doubles and seven RBI in his first trip to Omaha • Was selected to the All-Big West Conference team as an honorable mention • His .353 average was 10th best in the conference • Was selected by The Boston Red Sox in the 48th round of the MLB draft last June.

CYPRESS J.C.: Played two years under Coach Scott Pickler at Cypress College • Named a 2003 California JC All-American catcher after helping Cypress to the state championship (California JCs do not compete nationally) • Batted .392 and was tied for sixth in the state with 15 home runs • Tied for 17th statewide with 50 RBI • Banged out 15 doubles as well to bring his slugging percentage up to .709, which ranked among the top 20 in the state • Named MVP of the state championship tournament after cracking two homers in a 13-3 win over Saddleback in the final • Overall, he batted .541 with five home runs and 16 RBI in nine playoff games • Batted .306 with two homers and 13 RBI in 34 games as a freshman.

DIAMOND BAR H.S.: Three-year letterman for Coach Richard Gonzales (a former Titan outfielder) • Teammate of fellow Titans Danny Dorn and Dustin Miller • Earned first-team All-Sierra League honors his junior and senior year, as well as an All-San Gabriel Valley selection his senior year when he hit .420 with five home runs • Also earned most improved student award in 2001.

PERSONAL: Born on May 15, 1983, in West Covina, Calif. • Parents are Vincent and Christina Garcia • Full name is Felipe Daniel Garcia • Has two older brothers (Vince and David) and an older sister (Monica) • Lists father and brother, David, as his greatest influences • Majoring in communications • Would like to see Florida State added to the Titans' schedule • Nickname is

Flip • Enjoys playing Madden Football 2005 in his spare time • Says winning the national championship in 2004 is his biggest sports thrill • Wears No. 25 because it was his brother David's number • Favorites ... Oakland Raiders (team), Michael Vick (player), Seinfeld (TV show), Troy (movie), maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal (food), g-unit.com (web site), The Rock (actor).