UCLA Baseball BIO
Tim Murphy
Player Profile:
Tim Murphy 1454837
Position: Outfield/Left Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vista, Calif.
High School: Rancho Buena Vista

Played in 36 games, making 29 starts (15 as a pitcher, nine in center field, five at designated hitter)...on the mound, posted team highs with 111 strikeouts in 102.1 innings...logged a 5-6 record, a team-low 3.34 ERA and one save...led all Pac-10 pitchers with 111 strikeouts, becoming the first UCLA player to accomplish that feat since Jim Parque in 1996...also ranked third in the conference in ERA and innings pitched and fourth in opponent batting average (.227)...chosen in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers as the 89th overall selection...became the first Bruin pitcher to toss two or more complete game shutouts since Mark Pries in 1983...had a 22.0 scoreless inning streak broken by Virginia in UCLA's first game of the Fullerton Regional (May 30); allowed two runs (one earned) and eight hits in 7.2 innings against the Cavaliers...totaled 10 strikeouts four times and logged a season-high 11 strikeouts against Saint Mary's (March 7)... earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors three times, including back-to-back weeks to end the regular season...tossed a complete game shutout in a crucial series-opening game at California (May 23), totaling 10 strikeouts while scattering five hits in nine innings...the previous Friday, limited Washington State to two hits in seven scoreless innings, logging eight strikeouts...earned his first and only save of the season in a non-conference, mid-week affair at UC Irvine (May 13), striking out one hitter in the final 0.2 innings of the game...captured Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors after having totaled nine strikeouts in 7.2 scoreless innings that week...recorded 10 strikeouts against Arizona State (May 2), allowing four runs and eight hits in seven innings; left with the lead in that contest...registered the win against UC Riverside (April 11), fanning eight hitters while surrendering just one run and four hits in seven innings...totaled 10 strikeouts in a 6-1 loss to USC (April 4), allowing three runs (two earned) and six hits in 7.1 innings...picked up his second win against Saint Mary's (March 7), limiting the visiting Gaels to one hit in seven scoreless innings while logging 11 strikeouts...win against Saint Mary's came just one week after tossing a complete game shutout against Bethune Cookman before a nationally-televised audience (ESPN2) at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.; struck out 10 hitters in that shutout, allowing seven hits and no walks...through his first five appearances (four starts, one relief outing), recorded a 20.0 scoreless inning streak...at the plate, compiled a .260 batting average with four doubles, five RBI, eight walks and nine runs...was 2-for-4 with one run and one double in UCLA's elimination loss to Cal State Fullerton in the Fullerton Regional (June 2)...went 1-for-2 with two runs and two walks in the Bruins' 11-4 victory over Cal State Fullerton at the Fullerton Regional (May 31)...went 2-for-4 with one double and two RBI against Arizona State (May 4)...also was 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and one run against USC (April 5).

Played in 39 games, making 35 starts (23 in center field, 12 as a pitcher)...made 19 pitching appearances, including 12 starts...did not pitch until this season; excelled as UCLA's No. 2 starter and earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades for the first time in his career...pitched one complete game, leading the Bruins past Long Beach State, 7-4, in the Long Beach Regional final (June 3); struck out eight, limiting the Dirtbags to four runs and eight hits...made his first collegiate start at Mississippi (March 10), allowing four runs and nine hits in five innings and left with a no-decision before the Bruins won the game, 7-6...pitched 5.2 scoreless innings at Stanford (March 31), striking out seven while giving up four hits to earn his first collegiate victory...recorded nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings against Arizona (April 28), allowing just two earned runs and five hits to pick up his third victory...struck out five hitters in 2.1 innings of relief at UC Irvine (May 1) to record his first save...tallied nine strikeouts the following weekend against California (May 5), allowing one run and four hits through 7.0 innings to improve to 4-0 in Pac-10 play...recorded a team-best and career-high 14 strikeouts in 8.0 innings at Arizona State (May 12)...at the plate, tallied a .244 batting average...posted four multi-hit games and collected seven doubles, seven walks and stole four bases...hit 4-for-6 with three runs against Winthrop (Feb. 4)...hit 2-for-3 with one run against UC Irvine (April 10).

2006 (summer)
Played in 47 games and pitched in eight contests (two starts)...rated as the seventh-best prospect in the Northwoods League...at the plate, recorded a .289 batting average (39-for-135) for the Duluth Huskies...totaled seven doubles, two triples, a team-high 28 RBI, 20 runs scored, 13 walks and two stolen bases...his seven doubles tied for second-most on the squad...registered a .361 on-base percentage...as a pitcher, recorded a 4.38 ERA in 12.1 innings pitched...struck out 19 batters while walking six...the Duluth Huskies finish the regular season with a 43-25 record at first place in the Northwoods League's North Division.

Played in 24 games, starting 20 (13 in left field, seven in center field)...recorded a .254 batting average (18-for-71) and tallied one home run, five doubles, seven RBI and seven runs scored...collected four multi-hit games during the season - three hits against Fresno State (Feb. 3), two hits against Fresno State (Feb. 4), two hits at Arizona (April 13) and two hits at UC Irvine (May 16)...had an impressive debut against Fresno State (Feb. 3) in the first game of the season, hitting 3-for-4 with one home run, three RBI and two runs scored.

High School
Drafted in the 11th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...three-year letterwinner in baseball under head coach Steve Hargrave...also lettered twice in football under head coach Tom Haman...a three-time All-Avocado League selection from 2003-05...was an All-CIF San Diego Section honoree...earned team MVP honors as a senior with a .443 average, five home runs, and 25 stolen bases...played in the 2003 Connie Mack World Series with the Encinitas Reds.

Timothy Patrick Murphy...born on May 7, 1987 in La Mesa, Calif...Tim is the youngest of Patrick and Debra Murphy's three children (sisters, Erin and Shannon)...business-economics major.

Career Highs (pitching)
Innings pitched - 9.0 (three times), last at California (5/23/08)
Strikeouts - 14 at Arizona State (5/12/07)

Career Highs (hitting)
At-bats - 6 vs. Winthrop (2/4/07)
Hits - 4 vs. Winthrop (2/4/07)
Runs - 3 vs. Winthrop (2/4/07)
RBI - 3 vs. Fresno State (2/3/06)

2007 5.68 5-4 19-12 1 2 76.0 84 55 48 33 96 .278
2008 3.34 5-6 18-15 2 1 102.1 83 41 38 46 111 .227
Career 4.34 10-10 37-27 3 3 178.1 167 96 86 79 207 .250
2006 .254 24-20 71 7 18 5 0 1 7 4 0-0 .321
2007 .244 39-35 82 14 20 7 0 0 5 7 4-7 .340
2008 .260 36-29 50 9 13 4 0 0 5 8 1-1 .373
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