33 - Chris McMurray
Chris McMurray
Born: 10/12/1986
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
High School: Capistrano Valley HS
Position: Catcher
2008
Should start at catcher. 2007
Started 42 of 43 games at catcher...Hit .264 in 148 at bats with 20 runs, five doubles, two triples, one homerun, and 19 RBI...Second on the team with seven steals in 10 attempts...Went two-for-three with a season-high three runs scored against LMU on March 18...Tallied 10 multi-hit games, including a streak of four consecutive games with two hits (March 14-18)...Fielded .986 in 287 chances with only four errors. 2006
Took over the starting backstop position after injuries riddled the Gaucho lineup...Played in 41 games, starting 28 as a freshman...After a standout season behind the dish for the Gauchos, was awarded Honorable Mention All Big-West honors...Had a two-for-four game with a run scored against Westmont on Feb. 21 in his first collegiate start...Finished the season hitting .293 with a double, a homerun, 12 RBI and 19 runs scored...Had a season-high three hits on April 29 against Cal State Northridge...Also collected two RBI and a run scored in that game against the Matadors...Had eight multiple-hit games on the season...Connected for his only homer on April 1 against Hawaii-Hilo...Put together a season-long seven-game hit streak from April 1-18...Batted five-for-ten in a three-game series against perennial powerhouse Long Beach State from May 12-14. Summer Ball
Played for the Menehunes of the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League in 2006. High School
Played for Bob Zamora at Capistrano Valley High School...Caught and played shortstop for the Cougars...Hit .385 in his senior year...Finished his junior campaign with a batting average of .421...Was a two-time All-South Coast League selection, League All-Star selection and North/South All-Star participant at CVHS. Personal
Born October 12, 1986 in Mission Viejo, Calif...Is majoring in geography at UCSB...If he was not playing baseball, he would be playing hockey...Desires to become a personal trainer when done with baseball career...Fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers...Idolizes Johnny Bench...Favorite movie is "Bull Durham"...Watches "Family Guy" on television...Would choose Tom Cruise to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Would invite Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, and Muhammad Ali to dinner if he could...Proclaims that his high school coach gave him the best advice about baseball: "KISS" (keep it simple, stupid) and "Try easy"...Has a sister, Erica...Son of Mike and Joyce McMurray.

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