20 - Brandon Tripp
Brandon Tripp
Born: 04/02/1985
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Palma, Calif.
High School: Los Alamitos HS
Position: Outfield
B/T: L/R
Experience: 2V

TITANS `05: He hit .343 in 54 games for the Titans', making 25 starts mainly in center field, platooning with Bobby Andrews • Sported a six-game hitting streak from Mar. 5 to Mar. 13, going 7-for-12 (.583) over that stretch • Collected eight multi-hit games, including two in which he knocked three against UC Santa Barbara (May 1) and Pepperdine (May 10) • On May 10 vs. Pepperdine, he also collected a career-high five RBI, finishing 3-for-3 with a home run and his first career triple in the Titans' 13-4 victory • Hit his first career homer on Mar. 13 against the then No. 1 Tulane Green Wave • Made no errors in the outfield in 61 chances.

TITANS `04: Appeared in 33 games, making a pair of starts in the outfield • Hit .158 on the season, collecting his first career hit against Pacific on Apr. 8 • Used mostly as a pinch-runner for the Titans as a freshman, Tripp scored 13 runs on the season, including a career-best two runs against LMU (Apr. 13) and Cal Poly (May 1) • Scored the game-tying run on a wild pitch in the national championship-clinching game against Texas and scored the tying run on a Ronnie Prettyman single in the Titans' 2-1 extra-inning victory over Long Beach State on May 21.

LOS ALAMITOS H.S.: A four-year starter in baseball and football • Named first-team all-league three years in baseball, as well as team MVP his senior year • Led football team to CIF championship while being named Sunset League MVP and first-team All-CIF as a wide receiver.

PERSONAL: Born on April 2, 1985, in Artesia, Calif. • Parents are John and Natalie Tripp • Full name is Brandon John Tripp • His nickname is Tripper • Has a younger sibling (Jordan) • Says his grandfather is his greatest influence • Majoring in communications • Eats a Snickers before each game • Would like to see Miami & Texas added to the Titans' schedule • Says his greatest sports thrill was winning the College World Series in 2004 • Likes to work out and swim in his free time • Models his game after Ken Griffey, Jr. • Favorites include: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Old School, Van Wilder, & Hitch (movies), Will Smith (actor), Usher, Eminem & 50 Cent (musical artists), BaseballAmerica.com and myspace.com (web sites).