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TITANS `07: Started the season as the everyday second baseman and was leading the team in hitting until he fractured his ankle on Mar. 22 at practice Was out of the Titan lineup from Mar. 23 to May 27 when he made his return vs. Long Beach state as a defensive replacement Did not collect a hit in six at bats (4 games including one start) after returning Started 22 games, 19 at second base, three at third, and hit .324 (22-for-68) before his injury Had four multiple-hit games including a 3-for-5 performance at San Diego State on Feb. 20, his season high Had three multi-RBI games, all of which he drove in two runs Posted a seven-game hitting streak to start the season (Feb. 2 to Feb. 16), hitting .346 (9-for-26) over that span.
EL CAMINO/CYPRESS COLLEGE: Spent his freshman season at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., then transferred to Cypress College (Cypress, Calif.) spending two seasons with the Chargers under Head Coach Scott Pickler Hit .330 in 51 games as a sophomore (2006) for the Chargers, collecting 12 doubles, three homers and 35 RBI in 182 at bats Made one appearance on the mound in 2006, throwing one perfect inning while collecting two strikeouts Earned 2006 first-team All-Orange Empire Conference recognition as an infielder.
WEST TORRANCE HS: Played three years on the varsity squad at West Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif. Played for the Warriors from 2001-2003, earning two first-team All-Bay League selections under Head Coach Harry Jenkins Hit .444 in 2001 and .410 in 2002, but was named as an All-CIF second-team member and the Daily Breeze's Player of the Year in 2003 after hitting .390 at the plate and going 8-4 on the mound.
PERSONAL: Born on November 30, 1984, in Long Beach, Calif. Full name is Joel Thomas Weeks Parents are Thomas and Renee Weeks Has one sibling (Cameron) Majoring in communications Says uncle Adrian Diaz is his greatest influence in life Models his game after David Eckstein Says his greatest sports thrill was playing in the 2007 College World Series Favorites include: Boston Red Sox (team), Happy Gilmore, Shooter and Wedding Crashers (movies), Adam Sandler (actor) and mlb.com (website).