|High School:||Mayfair HS|
TITANS `05: Had another fabulous season, both at the plate as the Fullerton No. 2 hitter and with the glove at second base, in 62 games for the Titans, hitting .324 and amassing a .992 fielding percentage His fielding percentage was the best by any middle infielder in Titan history Missed two games at Cal State Northridge (Apr. 8 and 9) due to an ankle turn, returning for the series finale Was among the top ten in multiple offensive categories in the Big West Conference including: plate appearances (287, 2nd), hits (79, 3rd), at bats (244, 3rd), sacrifice bunts (11, 3rd), runs scored (54, 4th), doubles (17, 4th), hit by pitch (12, 4th), stolen bases (12, 9th), fielding percentage (.992, 9th), and total bases (109, 10th) Was second on the team in multi-hit games, knocking two or more hits on 25 occasions Collected a career-high four hits on two occasions, a 4-for-4, 3 RBI performance against UC Santa Barbara on May 1 and a 4-for-5 game against San Diego on May 17 Had a "Ruthian" game in Las Vegas blasting a pair of home runs (his second and third career shots), finishing the day 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored Was third on the team in multiple-RBI games finishing with 12 Posted 3 RBI on three occasions: May 17, Mar. 19, and May 1 Had a 15-game hitting streak (second-longest on the team), from Feb. 26 to Mar. 25. He hit .444 over that time, going 28-for-63 with 16 RBI Made the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll on May 24 after going 11-for-17 (.647) over a four-game span against San Diego and Long Beach State Garnered a pair of post-season awards, being named to the All-Big West's and Rawlings/ABCA Western Region's second teams Was a two-time Big West Player of the Week on Mar. 23 and May 23 Was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
TITANS `04: Played in 63 of the Titans' 69 contests Had a .986 fielding percentage while leading the team in assists (161) and turning double plays (30), trailing only the catcher and first baseman in chances (289) Had a season-high eight assists from second base vs. USC on Mar. 31 Led the team in bruises in 2004, getting hit by a pitch 15 times Collected 23 multiple-hit games, four of them with a season-high three hits (Mar. 12 vs. Minnesota, Apr. 13 vs. LMU, and back-to-back games vs. UCI, May 15 and 16) Had an eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 31 to Apr. 13, when he batted .538 (14-for-26) with nine walks and four runs scored Also had a seven-game hitting streak where he collected 13 hits in 36 at bats (.361) from May 15 - June 5 Had a four-RBI game on Feb. 15 in the 12-10 victory over Arizona Was named to the All-Big West Conference second team.
TITANS `03: Earned freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America (first team) and was also a second-team All-Big West Conference pick Beat out veteran Jason Corapci for the starting second base position to start the season and was a fixture the rest of the way Typified the "Titan way", leading the team in sac hits (12) and walks (31), with few strike outs (less than once every 10 at bats) Ninth in the Big West in on-base percentage (.427), 10th in hits (73), and tied for fifth in steals (13) Named to the Fullerton Regional's all-tournament team after going 4-for-11 with three RBI In the Super Regional clincher vs. Arizona State, he tripled in the first run in the first inning and the Titans never looked back Named to the College World Series all-tournament team after going 5-for-12 with four RBI Had his best game of the CWS in a key win over Stanford on Feb. 15, when he went 3-for-3 with three RBI and hit his first career homer, a two-run shot off freshman All-American Mark Romanczyk Was knocked out of the Titans' final game when he was hit in the face by a pitch from Matt Manship Had just five errors (and just one fielding error) in 47 starts at second base and 14 at shortstop Hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games Had an 11-game hitting streak from Mar. 21 through Apr. 8, which raised his average from .289 to .333 Baseball America named him the best freshman second baseman in the nation through the midseason point Struck out just once in his first 73 at bats Good pressure hitter (.395 average with runners on base and two outs, and .329 hitter vs. ranked teams) Had a two-run single in the Titans' eight-run ninth-inning rally vs. Nevada on Feb. 21 Had two hits in his collegiate debut, including a single in his first at-bat.
MAYFAIR H.S.: Was a three-time first-team All-Suburban League player at Mayfair H.S. in Lakewood, Calif., where he played shortstop and second base for Coach Frank Ravelo Capped his career by claiming league MVP honors his senior year, when he hit .450 and .514 in league play to help Mayfair to the league title Hit home runs in three consecutive at-bats his senior year Batted .392 as a junior and .488 his sophomore season Named to the honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Born on November 23, 1984, in Long Beach, Calif. Parents are John and Betsy Turner Full name is Justin Matthew Turner Red is his nickname, for obvious reasons Has a younger sister (Jillian) His greatest influence is his dad Majoring in kinesiology Would like to see Texas and Arizona State added to the Titans' schedule Says his greatest sports thrill was winning the 2004 College World Series Favorites include: Friday & Bull Durham (movies), AFI and Eminem (musical artists), Heads Up Baseball (book), mlb.com (web site).