UCLA Baseball BIO
Jermaine Curtis
Player Profile:
Jermaine Curtis 1432039
Position: Infield
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fontana, Calif.
High School: A.B. Miller

Compiled a three-year career batting average of .321, collecting 171 hits, 38 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 80 RBI and 110 runs...played an instrumental role in leading UCLA to the postseason in each of three consecutive seasons (2006-08) as the Bruins' third baseman...hit over .300 and tallied an on-base percentage above .400 each year...chosen by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2008 MLB Draft as the 155th overall selection.

Started all 60 games at third base...was just one of two players on the team (along with Brandon Crawford) to have started all 60 games, all at the same position...served as one of three team captains with Tim Murphy and Ryan Babineau...logged a .306 average, totaling 72 hits, including 18 doubles, two triples and two home runs...led the team with 42 walks, the most by any Bruins since Troy Glaus drew 57 free passes as a junior in 1997...finished the season among Pac-10 leaders in several categories, including third in doubles (18, tied with Stanford's Jason Castro), sixth in walks (42) and ninth in at-bats (235)...earned Fullerton Regional all-tournament team honors, going 8-for-19 (.421) in four games...posted a .357 batting average (35-for-98) in Pac-10 play...hit safely in 20 of 24 Pac-10 games, including one 10-game Pac-10 hit streak...tallied nine stolen bases in 11 attempts... compiled 20 multi-hit games (five three-hit efforts, three four-hit performances)...totaled five multi-RBI games (two three-RBI efforts and one four-RBI performance)...had two hits in each of four games at the Fullerton Regional...was 2-for-4 in the regional-opening victory against Virginia (May 30)...was 2-for-5 with three RBI and one double in UCLA's 11-4 win over Cal State Fullerton (May 31)...went 8-for-14 (.571) with five runs, three RBI, one double and one home run in three games against Arizona State (May 2-4)...went 3-for-6 in the series finale against the Sun Devils after having gone 4-for-5 in the series opener (May 2)...went 6-for-12 (.500) in three games against UC Riverside (April 11-13)...was 3-for-5 against UC Riverside (April 12), totaling one run and one RBI...went 9-for-14 (.643) in a three-game series at Arizona, compiling three RBI and four RBI...had back-to-back four-hit efforts in the first two games at Arizona (4-for-5 on March 28, 4-for-6 on March 29 in Pac-10 victories in Tucson, Ariz.)...went 3-for-6 with a season-high four RBI and three runs in the series finale at Cal Poly (March 15)...was 3-for-4 with with two runs, one double and one walk...reached base safely in each of seven plate appearances in a 22-2 win at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 26), going 3-for-3 with two doubles, one single, three walks and one hit-by-pitch.

2007 (summer)
Played in 33 games, all at third base, for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League...posted a .295 batting average (36-for-122)...named the starting third baseman for the Cape Cod League's East Division All-Star Team...finished the summer with three home runs, one triple, eight doubles, 24 RBI, 22 runs and 20 walks...posted a .401 on-base percentage and a .451 slugging percentage...Chatham advanced to the playoffs after finishing second with a 25-16-3 record in the Cape Cod League's Eastern Division.

Started UCLA's last 37 games (35 games at third base, two games at shortstop)...posted a .329 average, collecting eight doubles, four home runs, 33 RBI and 31 runs...recorded 17 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI performances, the third-highest total on the squad...tallied a season-best eight-game hit streak...registered a .421 average in five postseason games; hit .500 (7-for-14) in the Long Beach Regional to earn All-Regional most valuable player honors and All-Regional team accolades at third base...had multiple hits in each of UCLA's three Long Beach Regional contests...led the Bruins to a 12-2 record in his first 14 games in the lineup...missed the first 24 games due to NCAA ineligibility...returned to the lineup in UCLA's Pac-10 series opener at Stanford (March 30); hit 2-for-5 with a career-high four RBI in his return...posted back-to-back 3-for-4 efforts in the Bruins' final two games against Cal State Northridge (April 21-22)....finished 3-for-5, tying his career-high in RBI with four in UCLA's series-opening victory against Arizona (April 27)...hit 6-for-12 (.500) with six RBI, four runs, one home run and three walks in three games against Arizona (April 27-29)...belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning at UC Irvine to give UCLA the lead for good (May 1); the round-tripper came on a 1-and-2 count, the ninth pitch of the at-bat...hit 6-for-14 (.429) with five RBI and four runs at Arizona State (May 11-13)...posted a 3-for-5 effort in the series finale at Arizona State, delivering a two-run home run...hit 3-for-5 in a 3-1 victory over Illinois-Chicago in the Long Beach Regional...delivered a solo home run to lead UCLA back from an early deficit against Long Beach State in the regional final.

2006 (summer)
Played in 48 games, posting a .269 batting average (47-for-175) for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League...tallied seven doubles, six home runs, 31 RBI, 27 runs scored, 12 walks and five stolen bases...his six home runs ranked third-most on the squad...also recorded a .333 on-base percentage...the Alexandria Beetles finished the regular season with a 39-29 record at second place in the Northwoods League's North Division.

Played in 50 games, making 44 starts (41 at third base) as a freshman...earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades...led all UCLA starters with a .473 on-base percentage, which ranked fourth in the Pac-10...recorded a .336 batting average (49-for-146) with 12 doubles, four triples and 21 RBI...led the team in walks (24), hit by pitches (12), sacrifice hits (7) and sacrifice flies (4)...recorded 14 multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances...reached base safely in 42 of the 47 games in which he recorded a plate appearance...hit 3-for-4 with one run scored against Stanford (May 20)...finished 2-for-4 with an RBI-triple against Stanford (May 19)...went 2-for-4 with one double and one run scored against UC Irvine (May 16)...hit 2-for-3 with one double, one stolen base and one run scored against USC (May 12)...compiled an eight-game hitting streak from April 14-28...went 2-for-4 with two RBI (April 30) and 3-for-4 with two runs scored (April 28) at California...finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored against San Diego State...hit 2-for-3 with one double and one RBI in his first career start at third base against Miami (Feb. 11)...collected his first career hit as a pinch-hitter and scored one run against Fresno State (Feb. 5).

High School
Three-year baseball letterwinner at shortstop...earned 2004 San Bernardino County High School Player of the Year accolades...gained Citrus Belt League MVP honors as a senior...also named MVP of the North-South Showcase...voted the best 2006 prospect in southern California in a preseason poll by baseballresource.com...compiled a .495 batting average with six home runs, two triples, 12 doubles and 21 intentional walks as a senior...also played for the OC Shockers in the Orange County Connie Mack League...played in the Sunbelt Classic in Norman, Okla.

Jermaine Antwann Curtis...born on July 10, 1987, in Panorama, Calif...Jermaine is one of George and Latanya's seven children (brothers, George, Orlando and Taurean; sisters, Grace, Angela and Miecko)...undeclared major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 (10 times), last at Cal State Fullerton (6/1/08)
Runs - 3 (three times), last at Cal Poly (3/15/08)
Hits - 4 (three times), last vs. Arizona State (5/2/08)
RBI - 4 at Cal Poly (3/15/08)
Doubles - 2 at Cal State Northridge (2/26/08)
Home Runs - 1 (six times), last vs. Arizona State (5/3/08)


2006 Fr. .336 50 44 146 34 49 12 4 0 21 69 .473 24 12 17 6 .457 4 7 1 2
2007 So. .329 37 37 152 31 50 8 0 4 33 70 .461 15 8 17 6 .412 2 5 5 5
2008 Jr. .306 60 60 235 45 72 18 2 2 26 100 .426 42 9 37 3 .426 3 6 9 11
TOTALS <!> .321 147 141 533 110 171 38 6 6 80 239 .448 81 29 71 15 .431 9 18 15 18
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