3 Mario Lewis
Birth Date: 08/05/1984
Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Ynez, Calif.
High School: Santa Ynez HS
Previous College: Butte College
Position: Outfield
Slated to be the Gaucho right fielder for the second consecutive year. 2006
Played in 47 of UCSB's 54 games, starting 40 as a junior...Finished the year batting .299 with seven doubles, two triples and a homerun...Tallied 19 runs scored and 24 RBI on the season...Was a perfect 4-4 in the stolen base department...His seven hit-by-pitches were tops on the squad...Compiled 12 multi-hit games, including three with three or more hits...Finished four-for-five with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI on Feb. 12 against San Jose State...Was a perfect two-for-two against UC Irvine on April 23...Batted three-for-four with a double, two RBI and two runs scored on May 21 against UC Davis...Notched his only homerun and a season-high three RBI in an 11-8 victory over then-ranked No. 22 UCLA on April 25...Finished fifth on the team in hits (43), total bases (57), RBI and doubles...Ranked second on the team in triples...Batted an impressive .389 in 36 at-bats against left-handers. Butte College
Played center field for the Roadrunners under the guidance of Anthony Ferro...As a sophomore, Lewis batted a team-high .402 with 12 homeruns, eight doubles, a .732 slugging percentage and 44 RBI...Also had an on-base percentage of .462 and was 15-17 in the stolen base department...Struck out only six times in 127 at-bats...Hit .262 with eight doubles, one triple, a team-leading five round-trippers and 34 RBI in 2004...Also had an on-base percentage of .321 and swiped 10 bags on the year...Earned All-American honors in his sophomore year and was named two-time All-Conference at Butte...Went 7-for-10 in one day during a doubleheader with three homers and ten RBI. Summer Ball
Played for the Santa Barbara Foresters in the summers of 2005 and 2006...Helped the Foresters to the 2006 NBC World Series Championship...Finished the 2006 campaign hitting .262 with four doubles, three triples and 11 RBI...Hit .287 with 12 doubles and 32 RBI in 2005...Helped the Foresters to a No. 2 national ranking and a second place finish at the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas...Also played against the Cuban Junior National Team in Cuba over that summer. High School
Played for Dave Kuehn at Santa Ynez High School...Played shortstop during high school before moving to the outfield in college...As a senior, he batted .417 with 18 stolen bases, 12 doubles, five homeruns and 37 RBI...Received All-Los Padres League, All-Area, All-County and All-CIF honors as a senior...Holds the record for most runs scored in a year (37) and most at-bats in a year (94)...Helped Santa Ynez make it into the first round of the CIF playoffs as a senior...Once went 4-for-6 with two homers in one inning at Carpenteria High School...Also played football at SYHS...Was voted All-League for football as a senior and holds the single game rushing record at Santa Ynez High School (314 yards)...Recruited out of high school by Santa Barbara City College and Allan Hancock Junior College. Personal
Born August 5, 1984 in San Diego, Calif...Majoring in sociology at UCSB...Aspires to play professional baseball as long as he can and then get into real estate...Roots for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers...If he was not playing baseball, he would be playing football...Favorite athlete is Nomar Garciaparra...Most memorable sports moment was hitting two homeruns in one inning in high school...Enjoys the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy...Watches SportsCenter nightly...Subscribes to Sports Illustrated...Would choose Russell Crowe to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Claims to be able to wiggle his ears and play guitar...Favorite book is Heads-Up Baseball by Ken Ravizza...Hid dad is a musician in a band called Moby Grape...His grandma, Loretta Young, was a movie star in the 1930's...Lists Brandon Marrow as the best player he has ever faced in any sport...Would like to invite Nomar Garciaparra, Tom Merello and Russell Crowe to dinner...His father, Peter, is an alumni of UCSB...Says "Do things hard, do things right" is the best advice he has received about baseball...Favorite aspect of UCSB is the weather...Has a brother, Arwen...Is the proud father of a beautiful baby girl, Charlotte Marie, who was born Sept. 14, 2006...Son of Peter and Corin Lewis.