|Hometown:||Laguna Niguel, Calif.|
|High School:||Aliso Niguel|
|Other College:||Saddleback JC|
Concluded a strong two-year career at UCLA in 2009...a standout scholar-athlete, named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll each of his five quarters at UCLA...batted .340 (49-for-144) with a career .418 on-base percentage in two seasons.
Played in 43 games, making 35 starts (21 at catcher, 11 at third base, three at designated hitter)...led the team with a .353 batting average...earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic Team honors...had a tremendous senior campaign at the plate and splitting time with freshman Steve Rodriguez at catcher...finished the season third on the team with a .429 on-base percentage and tied for fifth with 48 hits...recorded 11 mutiple-hit games, including five three-hit efforts and one career-best five-hit performance (tied for team lead with most games of three or more hits)...registered two home runs, 10 doubles, 16 RBI and 24 runs scored on the season...notched first multiple-hit game of career against UC Irvine (March 1) at the Houston College Classic, going 3-for-3 with two doubles in Minute Maid Park...belted first career home run in a 1-for-3 effort at Oklahoma (March 6)...helped lead UCLA to an 8-3 win over UC Irvine (April 7), going 2-for-3 with career highs of three runs and two walks...went 3-for-4 with two runs in a 13-0 win over Washington (April 18)...had a career day against Cal State Bakersfield (May 5), going 5-for-6 with one homer, one double and three runs...had three three-hit games in a four-game week (May 12-16)...was 3-for-3 with three runs, two doubles and one RBI in a 15-2 win against Long Beach State (May 12)...went 3-for-5 in the Bruins' second of three games against Cal State Fullerton (May 16), notching one double, one RBI and one run...went 3-for-4 with three runs and one double against Cal State Fullerton the following afternoon (May 17), playing in his final home game at UCLA.
Played in 35 games (25 starts) for the Wenatchee AppleSox of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League...batted .221 (21-for-95), collecting two doubles, 10 RBI, 11 runs and six stolen bases in six attempts...registered a .342 on-base percentage, drawing 17 walks...Wenatchee finished first in the WCCBL's East Division.
Played in six games, starting once as the designated hitter against Loyola Marymount (April 30)...registered his first hit as a Bruin in his first at-bat of the season, versus Cal State Fullerton (March 5)...drew one walk in four plate appearances in the start against Loyola Marymount.
Two-year letterwinner (2006-07) at Saddleback Junior College under head coach Jack Hodges...in 2007, posted a .317 batting average in 42 games (41 starts)...named a pre-season all-star and served as a team captain...earned 2007 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors...in 2006, registered a .352 batting average in 32 games (19 starts) as a freshman in 2006...tallied six doubles, 12 RBI and 17 runs in his first season.
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Aliso Niguel High School for head coach Sommer McCartney...helped lead Aliso Niguel to the 2004 and 2005 Sea View League titles...named an All-Sea View League selection and served as a team captain in 2004 and 2005...gained 2004 Wolverine of the Year accolades...was a scholar-athlete in each of his four years at Aliso Niguel...also was a three-year varsity soccer letterwinner under head coach Randy Dodge...as a midfielder, earned first-team All-Sea View League honors in 2004-05; served as team captain.
Full name: Gino Alexander Aielli...born January 18, 1987 in Anaheim, Calif...Gino is the middle of Roger and Pamela Aielli's three children...has two sisters, Lacey and Alexis...admires San Diego Padres' shortstop David Eckstein...grandmother, Elaine, attended UCLA...history major.
Career Highs (at UCLA)
At-bats - 6 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/5/09)
Runs - 3 (four times), last vs. Cal State Fullerton (5/17/09)
Hits - 5 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/5/09)
RBI - 2 at Pepperdine (3/25/09)
Doubles - 2 (twice), last vs. Long Beach State (5/12/09)
Home Runs - 1 (twice), last vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/5/09)
Stolen Bases - 1 (five times), last at Stanford (4/11/09)
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