Preston Griffin
Preston Griffin

Player Profile

Long Beach, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 184





Overview — One of the Bruins’ top defensive infielders ... “Preston is doing a great job of using the entire field,” said Assistant Coach Vince Beringhele. “He has put himself in a great position to be a very consistent hitter.”

2003 — Started 58 of the Bruins’ 59 games at second base ... Hit .264 with a team-high 44 RBI ... Nine home runs ranked third on the squad ... Was one of only two Bruins with multiple triples (2) ... Third on the team with 24 walks ... Named the team’s Best Defensive Player ... Had only seven errors in 305 chances (.977) ... Committed only one error in Pac-10 action ... Tied for fifth in the conference with 171 assists ... Opened the season strong, hitting two home runs and driving in six runs in the Bruins’ opening series against Cal State Northridge ... Posted a seven-game hit streak from January 31 - Feb 14 ... Was 7-for-13 (.538) in Hawaii, with five runs scored ... Went 3-for-5 with five RBI and two home runs against North Carolina State on February 16 ... Drove in every Bruin run in their 10-6 loss to UC Riverside on March 12 to set a new career-high ... Finished on a three-game hitting streak after going 5-for-12 (.416) with five RBI and four runs scored at Washington State ... Tied for second on the team with 11 multiple RBI games and tied for third with 16 multiple hit games.

2002 (Summer) -Played for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League ... Hit .306 with ten doubles and 22 RBI.

2002 — Began the season with 11 consecutive starts at shortstop before sharing time later in the season ... Hit .197 with 14 hits in 33 games ... Started strong with two hits against Gonzaga in the second game of the season ... On March 12, posted two RBI to help Bruins to a 10-6 victory over Pepperdine ... Recorded a season-high among Bruins with three walks at Miami (March 24).

2001 — Played in 45 games, starting 42 at shortstop in freshman season … Had career-high five RBI in victory over North Carolina (March 2 - second game) … Collected season-best four hits in Bruin win over Washington State … Was hit by 13 pitches, just one short of the school single-season record … Finished second on the club with 130 assists.

2000 (Summer) — Played shortstop for Motor Patrol of the Connie Mack League … Team placed second in the league and lost in the third round of the playoffs.

Millikan HS (Long Beach, CA) — Lettered and started for four years under coach Dan Peters … Three-time First-team All-Moore League selection … Earned first-team All-CIF honors his junior and senior year … Hit .433 as a senior, and .470 as a junior … Helped team win the Moore League championship as a freshman, and team was CIF runner-up that year … Competed in the Area Code Games.

Personal — Lists his favorite baseball player as Cal Ripken Jr. … Parents are Craig and Cathrine Griffin …Has two brothers, Billy and Craig, and a sister, Chelisa … Born on November 6, 1981 in Long Beach, California … Full name is Preston Phillip Griffin … Undeclared major.