44 Jeff Braun
44 Jeff Braun
Birth Date: 11/17/1984
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Valencia, Calif.
High School: Valencia HS
Previous College: Pierce College
Position: LHP
Poised and competitive left-hander is slated to be the Gaucho Saturday starter. 2006
Started nine games after earning the Saturday spot in the rotation on March 31 against Hawaii-Hilo...Finished the year with a record of 2-2 and a 3.11 ERA in 55 innings pitched...Tallied 31 strikeouts on the season while walking only 17 batters...Had his longest outing of the year in his debut, tossing eight innings in a 12-1 Gaucho victory over Hawaii-Hilo...Lasted at least five innings in all nine of his starts, averaging 6.11 innings per outing...Had a season-high and team-high seven strikeouts against Hawaii-Hilo on March 31...Collected five strikeouts on three occasions (Pacific on April 14, Cal State Fullerton on May 6 and UC Davis on May 20)...Held opponents to a .264 batting average against...Struck out four batters in a row against Pacific on April 14...Earned victories over Hawaii-Hilo and UC Davis...3.11 ERA ranked second on the staff...Led all pitchers with two runners picked-off on the season. Pierce College
Played for Bob Lofrano at Pierce College, where the Brahma Bull played in the Western States Conference's South division...Posted a 2-4 record with 18 strikeouts in 10 starts in 2005...Also recruited by Oral Roberts, Hawaii, UC Irvine, Tennessee, UC San Diego and USC. Summer Ball
Teamed up with fellow Gauchos Mario Lewis and Justin Aspegren on the 2006 National Champion Santa Barbara Foresters summer team...Finished the season with an ERA of 1.56 and a record of 3-0 in six starts...Tossed a total of 34.2 innings and tallied 18 strikeouts...Also threw one of the three Forester complete games in 2006...Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaskan Leagues in 2005...Pitched in 10 games, starting seven...Threw a total of 50.1 innings and finished with a 3.93 ERA and a 2-3 record...Opponents batted .245 against the lefty and he tallied 31 strikeouts over the summer. High School
Played for Jared Snyder at Valencia High School in the Foothill League...Used primarily as a pitcher for the Vikings...Was a member of the 2001 Dodger Elite Team. Personal
Born November 17, 1984 in Valencia, Calif...Majoring in sociology at UCSB...Hopes to one day own his own business...Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers...If he was not on the hill for the Gauchos, he would be playing rugby...Favorite athletes are Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson...Most memorable sports moment was winning the 2006 NBC World Series Championship with the Foresters...Enjoys watching Prison Break and Family Guy...Favorite movies are Equilibrium, Kingpin and Ace Ventura Pet Detective...Subscribes to FHM and Maxim...Would pick Christian Bale when choosing an actor to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Favorite book is Angels and Demons...Claims to be able to hold six baseballs in his hand at once...Lists Jimmy Van Ostrand as the best player he has ever faced in any sport...Would like to invite George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Christian Bale to dinner...Credits John Bushart with giving him the best advice about baseball when he said, "Give your team a chance to win."...Nicknamed "Lefty," he enjoys scuba diving, kickboxing and hanging out with the guys on the team...Has a brother and a sister, Danny and Amanda...Son of Dan and Mindy Braun.