UCLA Baseball BIO
Alden Carrithers
Player Profile:
Alden Carrithers 1431838
Position: Infield
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Oregon Episcopal
Other College: UC Santa Barbara

Compiled a two-year career batting average of .364, the sixth-highest career mark in school history...led UCLA in batting average in 2007 and 2008, becoming just the sixth Bruin in the last 48 years to lead the team in batting average in back-to-back seasons...selected in the 15th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Started 59 games (48 at second base, 11 in left field)...earned All-Pac-10 team honors and was named the team's most valuable player at the team banquet...was named one of 50 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award...led UCLA at the plate in batting average (.377), hits (84), stolen bases (17) and hit-by-pitches (10)...finished the season among Pac-10 leaders in several offensive categories, including sixth in batting average (.377), fifth in on-base percentage (.484), fifth in hits (84), eighth in walks (40), tied for ninth in hit-by-pitches (11) and third in stolen bases (17)...was one of five Bruins selected to the Fullerton Regional's all-tournament team, going 5-for-15 (.333) with five runs and two RBI in four games...batted .325 (25-for-77) in 23 Pac-10 games, compiling 16 RBI, 18 runs and a team-leading .500 on-base percentage...hit safely in 18 of 23 Pac-10 contests...led all Bruin hitters with 24 multi-hit games and tied for the team lead with 14 multi-RBI efforts...posted the highest batting average and on-base percentage in a single season by a Bruin since Brian Baron batted .443 with a .487 on-base percentage in 2001...stole more bases (17) than any Bruin in a single season since Ben Francisco and Ryan Rasmussen netted 20 swipes in 2002... totaled separate hitting streaks of 11 and 10 games...hit safely in 27 of UCLA's first 31 games...registered five four-hits games (all career-highs)...went 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI in UCLA's 8-3 win over Arizona State (May 3)...was 4-for-6 with two runs and one double in a mid-week victory against UNLV (April 22)...was 7-for-12 (.538) with five RBI and five runs in the Bruins' three-game sweep of UC Riverside (April 11-13)...was 4-for-5 with a career-high four RBI and two runs in UCLA's 18-7 win over UC Riverside (April 12), belting one home run and stealing one base...had a terrific weekend in a three-game series at Cal Poly, going 10-for-17 (.588) with five RBI and four runs, totaling two doubles and two stolen bases...was 4-for-6 in the first and third games at Cal Poly; totaled three RBI in his 4-for-6 effort in the series finale (March 15)...went 7-for-12 (.538) against Saint Mary's, registering five runs, one double, two walks and two stolen bases...was 4-for-5 in the series opener against Saint Mary's (March 7), scoring three runs in a 14-0 victory...had the game-winning hit in UCLA's final game of the inaugural Urban Invitational, hitting a two-out, two-run double in the top of the eighth inning at USC to send the Bruins past the Trojans, 4-3 (March 2).

2007 (summer)
Played in 30 games, all at second base for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League...totaled a .198 batting average (22-for-111) with one home run, nine doubles, five stolen bases and team highs of 29 runs and 28 walks...his .371 on-base percentage was the second-highest mark on the club...Orleans finished fourth in the Cape Cod League's Eastern Division with a 23-20-1 record.

Started all 61 games at second base...led the Bruins with a .352 batting average (82-for-233)...also led UCLA with 53 runs, 32 walks and a .445 on-base percentage...recorded 25 multi-hit games, tied with Brandon Crawford for the most on the team; also had seven multi-RBI contests and registered one nine-game hit streak...reached base safely in 55 of UCLA's 61 games... registered one or more hits in 47 of 61 contests...hit 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBI in UCLA's 16-11 win at Stanford (March 30); also finished 4-for-5 with a career-high four runs scored in the Bruins' 7-5 victory at Washington State (May 20)...tied for the team lead in hit-by-pitches with nine; was hit by a pitch in each game of a weekend series against East Carolina (Feb. 16-18); finished the series against East Carolina 5-for-10 with five runs and two stolen bases...hit 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI and three runs scored against Winthrop (Feb. 4) in just his third game wearing the Bruins' uniform...hit 5-for-10 with one run and one RBI in UCLA's first two games against Cal State Fullerton...finished the series at Stanford (March 30-April 1) hitting 6-for-10 with six runs and two RBI; drew a career-high three walks in the series opener (March 30)...hit 3-for-5 with three RBI and one run in UCLA's 11-2 win against Arizona (April 28)...posted a 3-for-5 performance three days later as the Bruins won at UC Irvine, 4-2 (May 1)...hit 3-for-5 in the Bruins' regional clinching victory over Long Beach State (June 3), totaling two runs and one RBI...hit 2-for-4 in UCLA's game one loss to Cal State Fullerton in the Super Regionals (June 9).

2006 (summer)
Played in 37 games, recording a .268 batting average (30-for-112) for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League...helped lead Yarmouth-Dennis to the 2006 Cape Cod League Championship...tallied four doubles, nine RBI, 20 walks, 20 runs scored and a team-best eight stolen bases...tallied a .394 on-base percentage, which ranked second-highest on the team.

2006 (at UC Santa Barbara)
Started 53 of 54 games in the infield for UC Santa Barbara...led the Gauchos in batting average (.342, 67-for-196), runs scored (60), walks (45) and on-base percentage (.465); tied for the team lead in doubles with 12...finished second on the squad in at-bats (196), hits (67), RBI (30), stolen bases (6) and assists (162)...his .465 on-base percentage ranked second in the Big West Conference to Evan Longoria's .467 mark...also earned All-Big West Conference second-team accolades at second base...led the Big West Conference in runs scored and walks.

2005 (summer)
Stayed in Santa Barbara and played in the infield for the Santa Barbara Foresters...batted .275 with a .448 on-base percentage...helped the Foresters to a No. 2 national ranking and a second-place finish at the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan...also played in Cuba against the Cuban Junior National Team in July.

2005 (at UC Santa Barbara)
Played in 44 games, starting 38 for UC Santa Barbara (23 at second base, 15 at shortstop)...recorded a .285 batting average (43-for-151) as a freshman...led the squad with a .413 on-base percentage...his 30 runs scored ranked fourth-most on the team...also tallied nine doubles, one home run, 14 RBI, 26 walks and six stolen bases...went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, one home run and a season-high two stolen bases at Cal State Northridge (May 27)...finished 2-for-3 with two RBI, one double, two runs scored, one walk and one stolen base against Oral Roberts (March 25)...posted multi-hit games on 13 occasions...scored two or more times in nine games.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in baseball (at second base and shortstop) under coaches Bill Love, Mike Wantland and Mike Bubalo...attended Oregon Episcopal, but played baseball for Beaverton High School because Oregon Episcopal did not field a baseball program...was a three-time All-Metro selection and unanimous All-State performer his senior season...established the Beaverton single-season records for batting average (.507) and on-base percentage (.656) as a senior...was also a four-year letterwinner in soccer and played lacrosse...played one season of summer ball for the Portland kings...selected to play in the Area Code Goodwill Games in Japan in the summer of 2002.

Full name: Alden Jeffrey-Adam Carrithers...born November 14, 1984 in San Luis Obispo, Calif...Alden is the youngest of Jeff and Karen Carrithers' two children...has one sister, Alicia...physiological sciences and geography double major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 (three times), last vs. UNLV (4/22/08)
Runs - 4 at Washington State (5/20/07)
Hits - 4 (seven times), last vs. UNLV (4/22/08)
RBI - 4 (twice), last vs. UC Riverside (4/12/08)
Doubles - 2 at Miami (2/10/07)
Home Runs - 1 (seven times), last at California (5/23/08)
Stolen Bases - 2 (three times), last vs. Arizona State (5/3/08)


2005 Fr. .285 44 38 151 30 43 9 0 1 14 55 .364 26 7 31 0 .413 0 3 6 8
2006 So. .342 53 53 196 60 67 12 1 2 30 87 .444 45 2 24 2 .465 2 1 6 11
TOTALS <!> .317 97 91 347 90 110 21 1 3 44 57 .xxx 71 9 55 2 .444 2 4 12 19


2007 Jr. .352 61 61 233 53 82 16 0 2 32 104 .446 32 11 26 3 .445 5 5 9 10
2008 Sr. .377 59 59 223 51 84 16 3 5 47 121 .543 40 11 32 1 .484 5 1 17 23
TOTALS <!> .364 120 120 456 104 166 32 3 7 79 225 .493 72 22 58 4 .464 10 6 26 33
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