17 - Eric Stephens
Eric Stephens
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Monrovia, Calif.
Previous College: East LA College
Position: INF
B/T: L/L
Experience: JC

EAST L.A. COLLEGE: Played two years at East L.A. under Head Coach James Hines • Earned second-team All-South Coast Conference recognition as a first baseman after hitting .342 with 8 home runs and 42 RBI in 2007 • Was named as a first-team all-conference outfielder as a freshman, hitting .341 (17th best average in league), with six home runs and 49 RBI for the Huskies • Earned East L.A. Outstanding Academic Excellence honors in 2007 and Academic Achievement recognition in 2006.

MONROVIA HS: Played three varsity seasons at Monrovia High School under Coaches Brad Blackmoore and Dave Moore • Hit .387 as a sophomore, .280 as a junior, and .443 as a senior • Hit two home runs and collected 12 doubles as a senior en route to a first-team All-Rio Hondo League and first-team All-CIF selection for the Wildcats. Also played one season of varsity football.

PERSONAL: Born on March 29, 1987, in Los Angeles, Calif. • Parents are John and Carolyn Stephens • Full name is Eric Scott Stephens • Has one older sister (Lauren) and one younger brother (Jeff) • Major is kinesiology • Models game after Eric Chavez of the Oakland Athletics • Would like to see Mississippi State added to the Titans' schedule • Hitting his first home run in high school which was a walk off is greatest sports thrill • Favorites include: Dodgers (team) Mark Wahlberg, Brad Pitt, and Isla Fisher (actors), Snatch, Fight Club, and Wedding Crashers (movies), Incubus, Rise Against, and Rage against the Machine (musical artists).