Overview — Tri-captain … Won the starting catcher’s job in fall camp … Has improved in all phases of the game since last season … “Josh has developed a lot in both his on-field mechanics as well as his leadership in the clubhouse,” coach Adams said … Above-average arm strength with a quick, accurate release to the bases.
2001 — Started 35 games at catcher, compiling a .292 batting average … Drove in career-high five RBI in 13-12 loss to Kansas State on April 21-22 … Socked first grand slam as a Bruin in 11-3 triumph over Washington on April 14 … Put together two modest hit streaks of five games (February 2-17 and April 10-21) … Had a torrid nine-game hitting stretch April 1-21, hitting .519 (14-for-27) to raise his average to a season-best .363 on April 22.
1999-2000 (At Saddleback JC) — Earned All-League honors under coaches Jack Hodges, Ron Drake, Summer McCartney and Ralph Grajeda
Foothill HS (Tustin) — Lettered in baseball three years at Foothill High School … Earned first team All-CIF and All-League honors … Was team and Century League MVP … Was team captain of baseball team … Also played football and wrestled … Named first team All-League as a defensive end on the football team … Helped team earn the league championship …Was team captain of football team.
Personal — Favorite baseball players are Jim Edmonds, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire … His favorite aspects of baseball are the feeling of accomplishment after working so hard, and the feeling of hitting the ball solid or making a good defensive play …Economics major … His parents are Daniel and Karen Arhart … Was born on September 13, 1979 in Orange, California …Full name is Joshua Daniel Arhart.
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