16 - Brian Gump
Brian Gump
Birth Date: 06/16/1987
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westminster, Calif.
High School: Westminster HS
Position: Outfield
2008
Started all 56 games for the Gauchos...Led the team with 76 hits in 239 at bats...Batted .318...Had 10 games of three or more hits...Led the team with 25 steals in 32 attempts...His 25 steals were tied for second-most in the Big West...Scored 51 runs, second-most on the team and ninth-most in the Big West...Had 22 extra-base hits, including four home runs...Only made one error...Stole two or more bases six times...Had 22 multi-hit games...Went 5-for-5 with a walk and two stolen bases against Houston on Mar. 8...Had four hits, three RBI, and a home run on Apr. 15 against Westmont...Stole three bases Apr. 18 against USC...His 271 total plate appearances were eighth-most in the Big West...239 at-bats were fifth in Big West...Had three hits including a home run and a double, four RBI, and two steals against Cal Poly on Apr. 27. 2007
Played in 43 games, starting 13...In 57 at bats, Gump batted .228 with 11 runs, three doubles, and seven RBI... Perfect three-for-three stolen base success ratio...One of only three Gauchos to have a perfect steals record ...Fielded 1.000% in 31 chances in the outfield...Stroked two hits in four at-bats with one run and two RBI against TCU on March 31...Had a career day going three-for-five with two runs and three RBI against Westmont on April 17. 2006
Appeared in 49 games and started 36 on the season...Finished the year hitting .275 with four doubles, a triple, 16 walks, 16 RBI and 19 runs scored...Swiped four bags in seven attempts on the season...Compiled eight two-hit games, four multiple-run games and four multiple RBI games...Finished two-for-three with a double, three runs and two RBI against Hawaii-Hilo on March 31...Batted two-for-six with a double, three runs scored and two RBI against Pacific on April 15...Batted .375 in eight at-bats as a pinch hitter...Had a team-high and single-season record 13 sacrifice bunts...His 16 walks ranked third on the team...Finished second in hit-by-pitches with four. High School
Played for Mike Kelly at Westminster High School...Pitched and played outfield for the Lions...Named First Team All-Golden West League in both his junior and senior years...Elected Second Team All-League as a sophomore...The four-year varsity starter was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year at Westminster High School...Helped the Lions reach the CIF Semi-Finals in 2003 and claim the Golden West League Championship in 2003 and 2004...Was named the Team MVP in 2005...Also played soccer in high school...Also recruited by Long Beach State, Chapman and UC Riverside. Personal
Born June 16, 1987 in Fountain Valley, Calif...Majoring in English at UCSB...President of Student-Athletes Advisory Board at UCSB...Aspires to be a high school teacher...Played for the Rochester Honkers in the summer of 2008 where he batted .254 with 10 doubles, 21 stolen bases, 32 runs, 19 RBI and 24 walks...Also did color commentary for the team's radio broadcasts...If he was not playing baseball, he would be playing soccer or football...Roots for the Los Angeles Angels, Lakers and San Francisco 49ers...Favorite athletes are Torii Hunter, Kobe Bryant and Jerry Rice...Most memorable sports moment was hitting a game-winning grand slam vs. Cal Poly last season...Goes by the nicknames "Hot Pants" and "Shiggles"...Enjoys watching "Bull Durham" and "Forrest Gump"...Watches "The Daily Show" "Family Guy" and "Sportscenter" on TV...Would invite Brett Favre, Ted Williams and Jessica Biel to dinner...Lists Evan Longoriaas the best athlete he has ever faced...Claims the best piece of advice about baseball was given to him by his mom when she said, "Failure is not failing, it is not getting back up after you have fallen down"...Has two brothers, John and Scott...Son of Mark and Margaret Gump.