June 22, 2006
Ogden, Utah - Former UCLA outfielder Chris Jensen made an impressive professional debut for the Ogden Raptors (Rookie) on Wednesday night, going 2-for-5 at the plate with a grand slam and six RBI, in a 14-1 Pioneer League win over the Orem Owlz.
Jensen, from San Diego, Calif., was selected in the 22nd-round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2006 MLB Draft after a five-year stint at UCLA.
Jensen ended his career at UCLA with an impressive senior campaign. The fifth-year Bruin batted .325 (76-234) with six home runs and team bests of 36 RBI and 45 runs scored, playing in all 58 games for UCLA in right field this season.
Jensen was a 2006 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection, a 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic First-Team Team member, and a 2006 CoSIDA District 8 First-Team Academic All-America selection. He finished his career at UCLA as a .319 (163-511) hitter in 152 collegiate games.
Jensen and the Ogden Raptors play against the Orem Owlz tonight at 7:05 p.m.