#5 Brian Kitamura

Class Senior Height 5'11"
Hometown Mercer Island, Wash.
Weight 180
High School Mercer Island Position Pitcher, Outfield
Club Team Honda of Bellevue Major Psychology


Junior season (2008-09) - Started 36 games ... Hit .285 with a .390 on-base percentage ... Led team with 21 runs scored ... Hit first college home run on Feb. 8 against Occidental ... Committed just one error while maintaining a .991 fielding percentage.

Sophomore season (2007-08) - Started 28 games ... Did not commit a single error while handling 85 chances to finish the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

Freshman season (2005-06) - Started 22 games ... Committed just one error while recording 73 putouts ... Maintained an on-base percentage of .408 ... Recorded first college save in a 14-11 victory over Simpson.

Prep - Earned two varsity letters at Mercer Island High under coach Doug Williams ... Named "Mr. Islander" in 2005 and 2006 ... KingCo 3A All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2005 ... Senior team captain ... Also played golf under coach Gary Adrian at Mercer Island High, lettering as a senior as part of Class 3A state championship team ... Played summer ball for Honda of Bellevue Baseball Club, making the regional all-tournament team in 2004 as his U16 team won a C.A.B.A regional title ... Also played on Honda's Senior Legion/Connie Mack team from 2005 through 2007, sharing in a district title in 2006..

Academics - Has focused on Asian Studies at Whitman in addition to his psychology major ... Has served as a Whitman Mentor in the Walla Walla School District.

Personal - Son of Les and Linna Kitamura ... Has one younger brother ... Cousin Jacob Lee plays baseball for Occidental ... Was president of his Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter in 2009 ... Member of the Whitman Senior Fund Committee ... Has served on the College Athletic Committee ... Favorite MLB team: Seattle Mariners ... Favorite MLB player: Edgar Martinez.

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