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James Grandpre
James Grandpre


Lancaster, Calif.

High School:
Desert Christian HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175





2013/SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 27 games with 14 starting assignments in second season for the Waves ... Hit .182 (8-44) with three doubles and five RBI ... Walked five times and was hit by a pitch six times ... Collected a pair of sacrifices and a sacrifice fly ... Turned in a four-game hitting streak ... Doubled against Seton Hall (3/10), Saint Mary's (5/11) and at Portland (5/17) ... Threw out seven base-runners.

2012/FRESHMAN: As a true freshman in 2012, Grandpre appeared in 29 games, starting 27 of those as catcher ... He batted .163, with 14 hits and seven RBI and three doubles ... He also drew eight walks ... His first collegiate RBI came on Feb. 18 in a victory over Oklahoma when he went 2-for-3 ... His first collegiate hit came on Feb. 17 against Oklahoma, also his first collegiate start ... He finished his first collegiate series against Oklahoma with two RBI ... Was named's Primetime Player of the Week (2/20) after the Oklahoma series ... Grandpre's first collegiate double came on Feb. 21 in a win over VCU ... Tallied four sacrifices ... Made no errors and recorded 176 putouts as the Waves' starting catcher in 27 games ... He also caught one player stealing a base ... Tallied two RBI as the Waves took the season series with San Francisco, 2-1 ... Recorded a double against BYU (5/12).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Desert Christian High School ... Played three years of varsity baseball under Dennis Shryock ... Hit .659 and drove in 44 runs as a senior ... Named Desert Mountain League and Antelope Valley Press Player of the Year as a senior ... Two-time All-CIF Southern Section selection...First team All-Desert Mountain League as a junior.

PERSONAL: Given name is James Michael Grandpre...Son of Mike and Wendy Grandpre...Has one brother Matthew ...Chose Pepperdine because it gives him the opportunity to continue to play baseball at a high level...Majoring in sports medicine...Loves baseball because it requires working hard and getting better every day.

FAVORITES: Favorites include Jeff Mathis (baseball player), Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team), the Bible (book), Inception (movie), Man vs. Wild (TV show) and macaroni and cheese (food).

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