UCLA Baseball BIO
Will Penniall
Player Profile:
Will Penniall 1458539
Position: Outfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Hometown: La Caņada, Calif.
High School: La Caņada

Played in 46 games, starting 39 contests (30 in left field, nine as the designated hitter)...posted a .297 batting average (44-for-148)...recorded 26 runs, eight doubles, two home runs, 12 walks and seven stolen bases in 11 attempts...tallied 12 multi-hit games and a season-high seven game hit streak...on opening night, registered a pinch-hit double with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 1-1 tie before scoring the eventual game-winning run against Winthrop (Feb 2)...hit 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI in the series-clinching victory against Winthrop (Feb. 4)....hit 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI in the Bruins series finale against Cal State Northridge (April 22)...posted a 3-for-4 effort against California (May 4), scoring twice...finished 3-for-5 with a career high four runs at Arizona State (May 11); hit an inside-the-park home run to give UCLA a 1-0 lead...hit 2-for-4 in the Bruins' 3-1 victory over Illinois-Chicago in the Long Beach Regional, tallying one RBI and one run.

Played 25 games, starting 12 (all in left field)...played a key role for UCLA off the bench, compiling a .211 batting average (12-for-57) with one home run, four doubles, five RBI and five runs scored...led the team with five pinch hits in 13 pinch-hit opportunities (.385)...smacked a pinch-hit double and scored one run against UC Santa Barbara (April 25)... collected one RBI double against UNLV (March 14)...posted one RBI single against Miami (Feb. 12)...went 2-for-5 with one home run against Miami (Feb. 11).

2005 (Summer)
Played with the ThunderBay Bordercats of the Northwoods League...saw action in 41 games and hit .270 (38-for-141) with one home run, five doubles, 16 runs scored, and 12 RBI...helped the Bordercats to the Northwoods League Championship.

Played in 52 games, starting 45...led off 34 games for the bruins and finished second on the team with a 2.80 batting average (51-for-182)...also finished third on the squad in hits (51) and second on the team in runs scored (21)...led the team with 11 stolen bases...tallied eight doubles, three triples, one home run and 18 RBI...posted a perfect fielding percentage with 86 putouts and one assist...went 4-for-6 with one triple, one double, one RBI and two runs scored at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 13)...posted two three-hit games, one against Texas A&M (March 13) and the other against Arizona (April 1)...stole two bases in a game three times...finished the season with 14 multi-hit games.

2004 (Summer)
Hit .474 for the San Diego Mavericks...drilled three home runs in just 19 at-bats.

Played in 14 games, starting twice...one start came as a designated hitter on April 6 at Pepperdine and one in center field on May 11 against Cal State Fullerton...had five hits on the season on 19 at-bats...scored three runs and registered three RBI...blasted his first collegiate home run as a pinch hitter against Arizona (May 8).

2003 (Summer)
Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League...hit .176 with 10 runs scored.


High School
Four-year letterwinner in baseball and soccer and one-year letterwinner in football for head coaches Grant Vermillion, Louis Bilowitz, and Rich Wheeler, respectively...hit .500 with one home run and 13 stolen bases in 2002...was a three-time All-league selection in both baseball and soccer...posted a .350 batting average with 11 stolen bases as a junior...also earned all-league honors in football.

William Nathan Penniall...born on September 3, 1983 in Burbank, Calif...Will is one of David and Jane Penniall's three children (sisters, Anne and Kate)...father played baseball at UCLA in 1975-76 and went on to play in the St. Louis Cardinals organization...mother and cousin also attended UCLA...political science major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 (twice), last vs. Cal State Northridge (2/13/05)
Runs - 4 at Arizona State (5/11/07)
Hits - 4 vs. Cal State Northridge (2/13/05)
RBI - 2 (four times), last vs. Cal State Northridge (4/22/07)
Stolen bases - 2 (four times), last vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/23/07)

2004 .263 14-2 19 3 5 0 0 1 4 1 1-1 .300
2005 .280 52-45 182 21 51 8 3 1 18 13 11-15 .335
2006 .211 25-12 57 5 12 4 0 1 5 5 1-2 .500
2007 .297 46-39 148 26 44 8 0 2 16 12 7-11 .362
Career .276 137-98 406 55 112 20 3 5 43 31 20-29 .334
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