Chris Kunda

Chris Kunda

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philomath, OR

High School:
Philomath High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
2B

Experience:
2V

B-T:
R-R

OREGON STATE: Among OSU's 10 returning starters ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Chris is as steady as anybody in the conference at second base." ... (2004) As a sophomore, among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, third in double plays (45) ... 6 multi-hit games, 3 multi-RBI games, 5 multi-walk games ... had a hit in 26 of 50 games ... May 14-May 30, had a walk in 9 of last 14 games ... May 18 vs. Portland, second game, 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 walk ... May 15 at Arizona State, 2-for-4 ... April 25 at Southern California, 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 stolen base ... April 23 at Southern California, 3-for-4, 1 run ... limited action April 10-April 18 after injuring finger while bunting ... March 27-April 9, 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .321 (9-for-28) with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs ... April 3-April 4, doubled in back-to-back games vs. Arizona ... April 3 vs. Arizona, 1-for-2, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs ... March 31 at Portland, 4 runs ... March 27 at California, 2-for-3, 1 RBI ... March 13 vs. Gonzaga, 2-for-3, 2 runs ... March 2-March 6, named to First Hawai'i Title Rainbow Tournament all-tourney team ... March 4 vs. Chicago State, 3-for-3, 1 double, 3 RBIs ... Feb. 29 vs. Washington, 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 runs ... Feb. 20-Feb. 22, 6 walks in 3 games ... (2003) As a freshman, among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, second in sacrifice bunts (11); tied for eighth in walks (32) ... 10 multi-hit games; 4 multi-RBI games ... had a hit in 37 of 53 games, including 26 of last 33; had a run in 25 of 53 games ... May 2-May 14, 3 homers in 9 games ... April 22-May 12, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .326 (14-for-43) with 2 homers, 6 doubles, 6 RBIs ... April 27-May 8, scored a run in 6 straight games ... April 22-May 2, 5 games, batted .450 (9-for-20) with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 3 RBIs ... April 22 at Portland, 2-for-5, had 1 of OSU's school-record 10 doubles ... April 5-April 13, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .261 (6-for-23) with 1 double, 3 RBIs ... April 1 at Portland, 4 walks ... March 24-March 30, 2 homers, 6 runs in 4 games ... March 15-April 1, 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (12-for-28) with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, 4 RBIs ... March 30 vs. California, homered as part of OSU's school record-tying 4 home runs in eighth inning ... March 24 vs. California-Santa Barbara, first career homer ... March 23 vs. California-Santa Barbara in doubleheader, 4-for-8, 2 doubles ... March 15 vs. Washington State, scored after slide into plate came up 2 feet short but he managed to avoid tag ... Feb. 21 vs. New Mexico, 3-for-5, 1 double, 1 triple ... Feb. 7-Feb. 8 at California-Riverside, had a hit and a RBI in each of first 2 games of career.

PHILOMATH HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Terry Stephenson ... as a senior, batted school-record .548, 4 homers, 6 triples, 5 doubles, 47 RBIs; 11-2 record, 0.78 ERA, 66 innings, 99 strikeouts, 12 walks; all-state first team, league Most Valuable Player ... as a junior, all-state honorable mention ... 2-time all-league first team; as a sophomore, second team ... Oregon-Washington All-Star Series; State All-Star Series ... 3.1 GPA.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science; may become a coach ... born in Anchorage, Alas. ... parents are Brad and Sue Kunda; family includes sister Kerri (17) ... enjoys golf, music ... top athletic thrill was playing in 2003 American Legion World Series ... favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez; favorite movie is Crimson Tide; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite book is The Hatchet; favorite musician is Warren G; favorite vehicle is Mercedes Benz; favorite food is steak; favorite restaurant is Outback Steakhouse... chose OSU for its baseball program.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING
YEARAVG.G/GSABRHBI2B3BHRBBSOHPSB-ATTTBSLUG
2003.26653/511843349231435324435-684.457
2004.24550/44147313613500252624-441.279
TOTALS.257103/953316485361935577059-10125.378



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