Brian Barden

Brian Barden

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bonita, CA

High School:
St. Augustine HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
3B

Birthdate:
04/02/1981

Experience:
2V

OREGON STATE: One of 8 returning starters ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: “He should be one of the premier players in the Pac-10 this season. He’s been an All-Pac-10 player both years he’s been here. He should hit in the middle of our order and be an impact player in the Pac-10 once again.” ... (2001) Second season in OSU’s lineup … All-Pacific-10 first team … Preseason All-America Third Team by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association … named Best Defensive Third Baseman in Pacific-10 in Baseball America magazine preseason picks … 2001 among OSU’s all-time season leaders, school records for hits (83), at-bats (226); fourth in total bases (122); tied for fourth in runs (51); sixth in RBIs (55) … among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, tied for fourth in hits (83); sixth in runs (51); tied for seventh in RBIs (55); tied for eighth in total bases (122) … batted .400 with runners in scoring position … 28 multi-hit games, 16 multi-RBI games … had a hit in 44 of 55 games, had a RBI in 27 of 55 games ... finished season on 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .381 (8-for-21) … April 12-May 20, batted .457 (37-for-81) with 3 homers, 1 triple, 6 doubles, 24 RBIs, 20 runs … May 12 at UCLA, set school record for hits in a season with 76th … May 6 at Washington, tied school record for hits in a season with 75th, a ninth-inning pinch-hit single; had missed first 8 innings due to swollen eyebrow caused by bad-hop groundball in previous day’s game … April 17-April 28, at least 1 RBI in 8 straight games … April 12-April 28, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .591 (26-for-44) with 3 homers, 1 triple, 5 doubles and 21 RBIs; at least 2 hits, 1 run in every game of streak … April 24 at Portland, 4-for-5, 2 doubles, 1 RBI … Pacific-10 Player of the Week for April 16-22, batted .611 (11-for-18), 2 homers, 3 doubles, 13 RBIs, 6 runs in 4 games vs. Concordia, Washington State … April 22 vs. Washington State, 3-for-5, 1 homer, 1 double, 5 RBIs; 2-out grand slam in bottom of ninth inning gave OSU 8-7 win … April 21 vs. Washington State, 4-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs … April 20 vs. Washington State, 2-for-5, 1 homer, 1 double, 5 RBIs … March 2-March 18, 13-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .407 (22-for-54) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers, 12 RBIs … March 6-March 14, had RBI in 7 straight games … March 7-March 14, 6 straight multi-hit games, batted .600 (15-for-25) in that time and raised batting average from .260 to .347 … March 14 vs. Gonzaga, 3-for-3, 1 double, 2 RBIs; singled home winning run through 6-man infield in bottom of ninth inning … March 13 vs. Gonzaga, 3-for-3, 1 double … March 7 vs. Washington, 3-for-6, 1 homer; homer was part of OSU’s school-record-tying 7 homer game … Feb. 3-Feb. 18, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .355 (11-for-31) with 1 homer, 9 RBIs … Feb. 24 vs. Clemson and at Nevada-Las Vegas, had 4-for-9 day with 1 homer, 5 RBIs … Feb. 17 vs. Cal-Riverside, 3-for-5, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs … (2000) First season in OSU's lineup ... Victor Brown Trophy for being named OSU's Most Valuable Player ... Freshman All-America pick by Collegiate Baseball newspaper ... All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... 21 multi-hit games, 13 multi-RBI games ... batted .435 with runners in scoring position ... among OSU single-season leaders, tied for fifth in runs (50) ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, seventh in batting average (.370) ... April 4-May 14, had a hit in 21 of 22 games, batted .402 (39-for-97) with 5 homers, 1 triple, 9 doubles, 33 RBIs ... May 5-May 14, 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .400 (12-for-30) with 2 homers, 1 double, 8 RBIs ... May 7 vs. Stanford, grand slam ... April 4-April 28, career-high 14-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (27-for-63) with 3 homers, 1 triple, 9 doubles, 25 RBIs ... April 14 vs. Arizona, 7th-inning grand slam keyed OSU win ... April 11 at Portland, 3-for-5, 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs ... April 4 vs. Portland, 2-for-5, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 RBIs ... out of starting lineup March 18-April 2 due to hip flexor injury ... Feb. 24-March 12, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .455 (20-for-44) with 1 homer, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 9 RBIs, 6 multi-hit games ... March 18-20 at Continental Express Classic, missed all but first 2 innings of tournament due to hip flexor injury ... March 5 at Washington, 4-for-7, 1 double, first collegiate homer, 3 RBIs, 5 runs ... had hit in each of first 4 games ... Feb. 4 vs. Kansas State, 2-run double for first career hit.

ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Mike Stephenson ... all-state, all-CIF ... Division Player of the Year ... as senior, 58 hits, third-best in county history ... played football, basketball ... 3.0 GPA.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science ... born April 2, 1981 in Templeton, Calif. ... parents, David and Christine Barden ... enjoys paintball, surfing, painting, fishing ... top athletic thrill was 2-out, bottom-of-ninth grand slam to beat Washington State by a run in 2001 ... favorite athlete is Chipper Jones; favorite movie is Free Willy; favorite TV show is The Real World; favorite actor is Jim Carrey; favorite musician is Nelly; favorite vehicle is Mercedes CL 1000; favorite food is refried beans; favorite restaurant is Jack in the Box ... chose OSU for its baseball program.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR AVG. G/GS AB R H BI 2B 3B HR BB SO HP SB-ATT TB SLUG

2000 .370 47/43 181 50 67 49 13 2 8 15 29 5 1-2 108 .597

2001 .367 55/53 226 51 83 55 11 2 8 19 19 5 5-9 122 .540

TOTALS .369 102/96 407 101 150 104 24 4 16 34 48 10 6-11 230 .565

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