|Hometown:||Santa Cruz, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Cruz HS|
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 base.
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).